1 Corinthians 12:22 On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;

King James Version

Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

Holman Bible

On the contrary, all the more, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are necessary.

International Standard Version

On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are in fact indispensable,

A Conservative Version

Instead, much more the parts of the body that seem to be more feeble are necessary.

American Standard Version

Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary:

Amplified

But instead, there is [absolute] necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak.

An Understandable Version

On the contrary, those parts of the body which seem to be weaker [i.e., delicate organs like the heart, lungs, kidneys, etc.] are necessary [for life].

Anderson New Testament

But much more are those members of the body necessary, which seem to be more feeble.

Bible in Basic English

No, those parts which seem to be feeble are the more necessary;

Common New Testament

On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,

Daniel Mace New Testament

nay, those parts of the body, which seem to be of the least account, are much more necessary.

Darby Translation

But much rather, the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;

Goodspeed New Testament

On the contrary, the parts of the body that are considered most delicate are indispensable,

John Wesley New Testament

Yea, the members of the body, which appear to be weaker, are much more necessary.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For those members of the body, which seem to be weaker, are much more necessary;

Julia Smith Translation

But much rather the members of the body, seeming to be weak, are necessary:

King James 2000

Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

Lexham Expanded Bible

But by much more the members of the body which are thought to be weaker are necessary,

Modern King James verseion

But much rather the members of the body seeming to be weaker are necessary.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Yea, rather a great deal those members of the body which seem to be most feeble, are most necessary.

Moffatt New Testament

Quite the contrary. We cannot do without those very members of the body which are considered rather delicate,

Montgomery New Testament

On the contrary, we need those members of the body which seem to be weaker;

NET Bible

On the contrary, those members that seem to be weaker are essential,

New Heart English Bible

No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.

Noyes New Testament

Nay, still more, those members of the body which seem to be weak, are necessary;

Sawyer New Testament

but much more those members of the body which seem to be weak are necessary,

The Emphasized Bible

Nay! much more, the members which seem to be weaker are necessary,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Yea, much more the members of the body, which appear to be more feeble, are necessary:

Twentieth Century New Testament

No! Those parts of the body that seem naturally the weaker are indispensable;

Webster

Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:

Weymouth New Testament

No, it is quite otherwise. Even those parts of the body which are apparently somewhat feeble are yet indispensable;

Williams New Testament

No, on the contrary, even those parts of the body that seem to be most delicate are indispensable,

World English Bible

No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.

Worrell New Testament

But much more the members of the body which seem to be more feeble, are necessary;

Worsley New Testament

But those parts of the body, which seem to be weaker, are much more necessary:

Youngs Literal Translation

But much more the members of the body which seem to be more infirm are necessary,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
Usage: 66

μέλος 
melos 
Usage: 32

of the body
σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

to be
ὑπάρχω 
Huparcho 
be, have, live, after, not tr
Usage: 41

ἀσθενής 
Asthenes 
Usage: 19

ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

References

Context Readings

Unity In The Midst Of Diversity

21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." 22 On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; 23 and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable,


Cross References

Proverbs 14:28

In a multitude of people is a king's glory, But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin.

Ecclesiastes 9:14-15

There was a small city with few men in it and a great king came to it, surrounded it and constructed large siegeworks against it.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.

Ecclesiastes 5:9

After all, a king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land.

2 Corinthians 1:11

you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.

Titus 2:9-10

Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative,



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