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?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:16 The ear - A less noble part. The eye - The most noble.
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'The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.'--1 COR. xii. 7. The great fact which to-day 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 …
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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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