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1 Corinthians 12:19

    1 Corinthians 12:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And if they were all one member, where were the body?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And if they were all one member, where were the body?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And if they were all one member, where were the body?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And if they were all one part, where would the body be?

    Webster's Revision

    And if they were all one member, where were the body?

    World English Bible

    If they were all one member, where would the body be?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And if they were all one member, where were the body?

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 12:19

    And if all were one member - If there were nothing but an eye, an ear, or a limb, there would be no body The idea which this seems intended to illustrate is, that if there was not variety of talent and endowment in the church, the church could not itself exist. If, for example, there were nothing but apostles, or prophets, or teachers; if there were none but those who spoke with tongues or could interpret them, the church could not exist. A variety of talents and attainments in their proper places is as useful as are the various members of the human body.