New International Version
while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts 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:
Darby Bible Translation
but our comely [parts] have not need. But God has tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to [the part] that lacked;
World English Bible
whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part,
Young's Literal Translation
and our seemly things have no need; but God did temper the body together, to the lacking part having given more abundant honour,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For our comely parts have no need - It would be easy to go into great detail in giving an anatomical description of the different members and parts to which the apostle refers, but it would not probably answer the end of general edification; and to explain every allusion made by the apostle, would require a minuteness of description which would not be tolerated except in a treatise on the anatomy of the human body. My readers will therefore excuse my entering into this detail.
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LibraryTenth Sunday after Trinity Spiritual Counsel for Church Officers.
Text: 1 Corinthians 12, 1-11. 1 Now, concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that when ye were Gentiles ye were led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might be led. 3 Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, Jesus is anathema [accursed], and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the Holy Spirit. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same …
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Sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity
If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
1 Corinthians 12:23
and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,
1 Corinthians 12:25
so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
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