14 Indeed, the bodyA does not consist ofB oneC memberD but of many.E
15 If the footF would say, “Because I amG not a hand,H I do not belongI to the body,” that would not makeJ it any less a part of the body.
16 And if the earK would say, “Because I am not an eye,L I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the wholeM body were an eye, where would the hearingN be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smellO be?
18 But as it is, GodP arrangedQ the members in the body, eachR one of them, as he chose.S
19 If allT were a singleU member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are manyV members yet one body.
21 The eye cannotW say to the hand, “I haveX no needY of you,”
nor again the headZ to the feet, “I have no need of you.”
22 On the contrary,AA the members of the body that seemBB to beCC weakerDD are indispensable,EE
23 and those members of the body that we thinkFF less honorableGG we clotheHH
with greaterII honor,JJ and our less respectableKK members are treatedLL with greater respect,MM
24 whereas our more respectableNN members do notOO need this. But God has so arrangedPP the body, givingQQ the greater honor to the inferiorRR member,
25 that there may be no dissensionSS within the body, but the members may have the same careTT for one another. 26 If one member suffers,UU
all suffer together withVV it; if one member is honored,WW all rejoiceXX together with it.
Image credit: “Abstract Body” by Valerie Everett, 2008.