1 Corinthians 12:22-26
22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.
23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty,
24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it,
25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.
26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
our presentable parts have no need (v.24) — Should be included with the thought in verse 23.
greater modesty (v.23) — referring to clothing. We clothe the less-comely parts. In the case of the church, we should clothe them with honor.
Compare verses 22 and 23 with Arthur S. Way’s translation: “Those parts of the body which we look upon as the more ignoble, these we ennoble with more beautiful clothing. Our ungraceful parts, in fact, are adorned with more special grace, whereas our graceful parts need no adorning.” — Laurin, page 220.
God (v.24) — emphasized
on member suffers (v.26) — If I burn my hand, I suffer. I don’t say, “My hand hurts, but the rest of me feels great!”
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