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Unity and Diversity in the Body


12Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body,
13For we were all baptized
14Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
15Now if the foot should say, “Because I am titinada a hand, I do titinada belong to the body,” it would titinada for that reason stop being part of the body.


16And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.


17If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?


18But in fact God has placed
19If they were all one part, where would the body be?


20As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
21The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’falak need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’kaki langit need you!”


22On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,


23and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,


24while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it,


25so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.


26If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.


27Now you are the body of Christ,
28And God has placed in the church
29Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?


30Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues
31Now eagerly desireLove Is Indispensable

And yet I will show you the most excellent way.

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