1 Corinthians 12:24
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English Standard Version
which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it,

King James Bible
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:

American Standard Version
whereas our comely parts have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that part which lacked;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, giving to that which wanted the more abundant honour,

English Revised Version
whereas our comely parts have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honour to that part which lacked;

Webster's Bible Translation
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which lacked:

Weymouth New Testament
But it was God who built up the body, and bestowed more abundant honor on the part that felt the need,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Tempered together (συνέκρασεν)

Only here and Hebrews 4:2. Lit., mixed together. Here the idea of mutual adjustment is added to that of mingling. Compare Plato on God's creating the soul and body. "He made her out of the following elements, and on this manner. Of the unchangeable and indivisible, and also of the divisible and corporeal He made (ξυνεκεράσατο compounded) a third sort of intermediate essence, partaking of the same and of the other, or diverse" (see the whole passage, "Timaeus," 35).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Genesis 3:11 And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded you that you should not eat?

Cross References
Matthew 5:29
If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.

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,

1 Corinthians 12:25
that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

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