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1 Corinthians 12:25

    1 Corinthians 12:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that there might be no division in the body; but all the parts might have the same care for one another.

    Webster's Revision

    that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

    World English Bible

    that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:25

    That there should be no schism in the body - That there should be no unnecessary and independent part in the whole human machine, and that every part should contribute something to the general proportion, symmetry, and beauty of the body. So completely has God tempered the whole together, that not the smallest visible part can be removed from the body without not only injuring its proportions, but producing deformity. Hence the members have the same care one for another. The eyes and ears watch for the general safety of the whole; and they are placed in the head, like sentinels in a tower, that they may perceive the first approach of a foe, and give warning. The hands immediately on an attack exert themselves to defend the head and the body; and the limbs are swift to carry off the body from dangers against which resistance would be vain. Even the heart takes alarm from both the eyes and the ears; and when an attack is made on the body, every external muscle becomes inflated and contracts itself, that, by thus collecting and concentrating its force, it may the more effectually resist the assailants, and contribute to the defense of the system.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 12:25

    That there should be no schism - Margin, "Division;" see note on 1 Corinthians 11:18. The sense here is, that the body might be united, and be one harmonious whole; that there should be no separate interests; and that all the parts should be equally necessary, and truly dependent on each other; and that no member should be regarded as separated from the others, or as needless to the welfare of all. The sense to be illustrated by this is, that no member of the church, however feeble, or illiterate, or obscure, should be despised or regarded as unnecessary or valueless; that all are needful in their places; and that it should not be supposed that they belonged to different bodies, or that they could not associate together, any more than the less honorable and comely parts of the body should be regarded as unworthy or unfit to be united to the parts that were deemed to be more beautiful or honorable.

    Should have the same care - Should care for the same thing; should equally regard the interests of all, as we feel an equal interest in all the members and parts of the body, and desire the preservation, the healthy action, and the harmonious and regular movement of the whole. Whatever part of the body is affected with disease or pain, we feel a deep interest in its preservation and cure. The idea is, that no member of the church should be overlooked or despised; but that the whole church should feel a deep interest for, and exercise a constant solicitude over, all its members.