1 Corinthians 12:16
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New Living Translation
And if the ear says, "I am not part of the body because I am not an eye," would that make it any less a part of the body?

King James Bible
And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

Darby Bible Translation
And if the ear say, Because I am not an eye I am not of the body, is it on account of this not indeed of the body?

World English Bible
If the ear would say, "Because I'm not the eye, I'm not part of the body," it's not therefore not part of the body.

Young's Literal Translation
and if the ear may say, 'Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body;' it is not, because of this, not of the body?

1 Corinthians 12:16 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:16 The ear - A less noble part. The eye - The most noble.

1 Corinthians 12:16 Parallel Commentaries

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The Universal Gift
'The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.'--1 COR. xii. 7. The great fact which to-day[1] commemorates is too often regarded as if it were a transient gift, limited to those on whom it was first bestowed. We sometimes hear it said that the great need of the Christian world is a second Pentecost, a fresh outpouring of the Spirit of God and the like. Such a way of thinking and speaking misconceives the nature and significance of the first Pentecost, which had a transient
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

The True Gentleman
1 Cor. xii. 31; xiii. 1. Covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. My friends, let me say a few plain words this morning to young and old, rich and poor, upon this text. Now you all, I suppose, think it a good thing to be gentlemen and ladies. All of you, I say. There is not a poor man in this church, perhaps, who has not before
Charles Kingsley—Sermons for the Times

Public Spirit
Preached at Bideford, 1855.) 1 Corinthians xii. 25, 26. That there should be no division in the body; but that the members should have the same care, one of another. And whether one member suffer, all suffer with it; or whether one member be honoured, all rejoice with it. I have been asked to preach in behalf of the Provident Society of this town. I shall begin by asking you to think over with me a matter which may seem at first sight to have very little to do with you or with a provident society,
Charles Kingsley—Sermons for the Times

Sponsorship
1 Cor. xii. 26, 27. Whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or whether one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. I have to tell you that there will be a confirmation held at . . . on the . . . All persons of fit age who have not yet been confirmed ought to be ready, and I hope and trust that most of them will be ready, on that day to profess publicly their faith and loyalty to the Lord who died for them.
Charles Kingsley—Sermons for the Times

Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:15
If the foot says, "I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand," that does not make it any less a part of the body.

1 Corinthians 12:17
If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything?

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