1 Corinthians 12:20
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New Living Translation
Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.

King James Bible
But now are they many members, yet but one body.

Darby Bible Translation
But now the members are many, and the body one.

World English Bible
But now they are many members, but one body.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, indeed, are many members, and one body;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:20 But one body - And it is a necessary consequence of this unity, that the several members need one another.

1 Corinthians 12:20 Parallel Commentaries

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

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
Romans 12:5
so it is with Christ's body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.

1 Corinthians 12:12
The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:14
Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part.

1 Corinthians 12:19
How strange a body would be if it had only one part!

1 Corinthians 12:21
The eye can never say to the hand, "I don't need you." The head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you."

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