1 Corinthians 12:22
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English Standard Version
On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,

King James Bible
Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

American Standard Version
Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yea, much more those that seem to be the more feeble members of the body, are more necessary.

English Revised Version
Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary:

Webster's Bible Translation
Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

Weymouth New Testament
No, it is quite otherwise. Even those parts of the body which are apparently somewhat feeble are yet indispensable;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Seem to be (δοκοῦντα - ὑπάρχειν)

The allusion is probably to those which seem to be weaker in their original structure, naturally. This may be indicated by the use of ὑπάρχειν to be (see on James 2:15); compare εἶναι to be, in 1 Corinthians 12:23. Others explain of those which on occasion seem to be weaker, as when a member is diseased.

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Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:21
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."

1 Corinthians 12:23
and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,

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