New Living Translation
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."
King James Bible
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
Darby Bible Translation
The eye cannot say to the hand, I have not need of thee; or again, the head to the feet, I have not need of you.
World English Bible
The eye can't tell the hand, "I have no need for you," or again the head to the feet, "I have no need for you."
Young's Literal Translation
and an eye is not able to say to the hand, 'I have no need of thee;' nor again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:21 Nor the head - The highest part of all. To the foot - The very lowest.
LibraryThe 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 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 Corinthians 12:20
Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.
1 Corinthians 12:22
In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.
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