and there are diversities of services, but the same Lord;
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or freemen; and were all made to drink one Spirit. For the body also is not one member, but many. read more.
If the foot say, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, is it for this reason not of the body? And if the ear say, Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body, is it for this reason not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But as it is, God set the members every one of them in the body, as it pleased him. And if they were all one member, where would be the body? But now there are, indeed, many members, but one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee; nor, again, the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, still more, those members of the body which seem to be weak, are necessary; and what we think to be less honorable parts of the body, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our unseemly parts have more abundant seemliness; while our seemly parts have no need. But God so put the body together, as to give special honor to that part which lacked, that there might be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another. And so if one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members individually. And
For ye are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus; for as many of you as were baptized into Christ, did put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is no male and female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus;
in reference to the dispensation of the fullness of the times, to gather for himself into one all things in Christ, the things which are in the heavens, and the things on the earth; even in him,
For it is he who is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition between us, that is, the enmity; having abolished in his flesh the law of commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create of the two one new man in himself, thus making peace, and might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, having slain on it the enmity. read more.
And he came and brought the glad tidings of peace to you who were afar off, and of peace to those that were near; for through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then ye are no longer strangers and foreigners, but are fellowcitizens with the saints, and members of the household of God,
in whom all the building, fitly framed together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord;
from whom every family in heaven and on earth receiveth its name,
for the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministration, for the building up of the body of Christ; till we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a fullgrown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
from whom the whole body, well put together and compacted by means of every supplying joint, is, according to the working of each part in its proportion, building itself up in love.
Wherefore having put away falsehood, speak truth every one with his neighbor; for we are members one of another.
where there is no Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all.
so we, though many, form one body in Christ, and each of us is a member of it in common with the rest.
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye were called in one hope of your calling;