19 For if they were all one member, where were the body?
20 But now are there many members, yet but one body.
21 [a]And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor the head again to the feet, I have no need of you.
1 Corinthians 12:21Now on the other side, he speaketh unto them which were endued with more excellent gifts, willing them not to despise the inferiors as unprofitable, and as though they served to no use: for God, saith he, hath in such sort tempered this inequality, that the more excellent and beautiful members can in no wise lack the more abject and such as we are ashamed of, and that they should have more care to see unto them, and to cover them: that by this means the necessity which is on both parts, might keep the whole body in peace and concord: that although if each part be considered apart, they are of divers degrees and conditions, yet because they are joined together, they have a community both in commodities and discommodities.
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