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1 Corinthians 12:22-26 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

22 But much more those that be seen to be the lower members of the body [But much more those that be seen to be more sick, or lower, members of the body], be more needful;

23 and those that we guess to be the unworthier members of the body, to them we give more honour; and those members that be unseemly, have more seemliness.[a]

24 For our seemly members have need of none; but God tempered the body, giving more honour to it, to whom it failed, [Forsooth our honest members of none have need; but God tempered the body, giving more worship to it, to whom it failed,]

25 that debate be not in the body, but that the members be busy into the same thing each for other [but that the members be busy into the same thing for each other].

26 And if one member suffereth any thing [And if one member suffer any thing], all members suffer therewith; either if one member joyeth [either if one member glorieth], all members joy together.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 12:23 and to them that we guess to be unnobler members of the body, we give more honour about; and those members that be unhonest, have more honesty.

1 Corinthians 12:22-26 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

22 Yea rather, to a great extent those members of the body that seem to be most feeble, are most necessary. 23 And those members of the body that we think least presentable, we clothe with more respectability, and our unattractive parts with more beauty. 24 For our respectable members do not need it. But God has thus disposed the body, and has given more honour to that part which lacked, 25 lest there should be any schism in the body, but so that the members will care impartially for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all suffer with him; if one member is had in honour, all members are glad also.

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1 Corinthians 12:22-26 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

22 Yea, much rather those members of the body, which seem to be [a]more feeble, are necessary.

23 And upon those members of the body, which we think most unhonest, put we more [b]honesty on: and our uncomely parts have more comeliness on.

24 For our comely parts need it not: but God hath tempered the body together: and hath given the more honor to that part which lacked,

25 Lest there should be any division in the body: but that the members should have the same [c]care one for another.

26 [d]Therefore if one member suffer, all suffer with it: if one member be had in honor, all the members rejoice with it.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 12:22 Of the smallest and vilest offices, and therefore finally accounted of, of the rest.
  2. 1 Corinthians 12:23 We more carefully cover them.
  3. 1 Corinthians 12:25 Should bestow their operations and offices to the profit and preservation of the whole body.
  4. 1 Corinthians 12:26 Now he applieth the same doctrine to the Corinthians without any allegory, warning them that seeing there are divers functions and divers gifts, it is their duty, not to offend one against another, either by envy or ambition, but rather that they being joined together in love and charity one with another, every one of them bestow to the profit of all, that which he hath received, according as his ministry doth require.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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1 Corinthians 12:22-26 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 and those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 25 that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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