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1 Cor 12:22–23

12:22, 23 weaker . . . less honorable. This comparison manifests the problem that has occupied Paul throughout most of the letter, namely, a sense of spiritual superiority among some of the Corinthians and their consequent disdain for those who appear to be “weaker” and “less honorable.” Their devaluing of certain gifts (possibly in favor of the gift of tongues) is Paul’s concern here.