14 For the [human] body does not consist of one part, but of many [limbs and organs].15 If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” is it not on the contrary still a part of the body?16 If the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” is it not on the contrary still a part of the body?17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole [body] were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?18 But now [as things really are], God has placed and arranged the parts in the body, each one of them, just as He willed and saw fit [with the best balance of function].19 If they all were a single organ, where would [the rest of] the body be?20 But now [as things really are] there are many parts [different limbs and organs], but a single body.
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