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1 Corinthians 12:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and those [parts] of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And those [members] of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And those [members] of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and those [parts] of the body which we esteem to be the more void of honour, these we clothe with more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, the parts of the body which we deem to be less honourable, on these, more abundant honour, do we bestow, and, our uncomely parts, have, more abundant comeliness,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and those that we think to be less honourable of the body, around these we put more abundant honour, and our unseemly things have seemliness more abundant,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And such as we think to be the less honourable members of the body, about these we put more abundant honour: and those that are our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And those [members] of the bodie, which wee thinke to bee lesse honourable, vpon these we bestow more abundant honour, and our vncomely parts haue more abundant comelinesse.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and those which we consider contemptible in the body, to these the more we increase the honour; and on those which are of shame we bestow the greater decoration.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And those which we think dishonorable in the body, on them we heap more honor; and those that are uncomely, on them we put the more decoration.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
those y3739
[3739] Standard
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
[members] of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
body, 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
which x3739
(3739) Complement
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
we think 1380
{1380} Prime
δοκέω
dokeo
{dok-eh'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb δόκω [[doko]], {dok'-o} (used only as an alternate in certain tenses; compare the base of G1166); of the same meaning; to think; by implication to seem (truthfully or uncertainly).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
to be 1511
{1511} Prime
εἶναι
einai
{i'-nahee}
Present infinitive from G1510; to exist.
z5750
<5750> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 135
less honourable, 820
{0820} Prime
ἄτιμος
atimos
{at'-ee-mos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G5092; (negatively) unhonoured or (positively) dishonoured. May show a comparative degree such as less honourable.
upon these 5125
{5125} Prime
τούτοις
toutois
{too'-toice}
Dative, plural, masculine or neuter of G3778; to (for, in, with or by) these (persons or things).
we bestow 4060
{4060} Prime
περιτίθημι
peritithemi
{per-ee-tith'-ay-mee}
From G4012 and G5087; to place around; by implication to present.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
more abundant 4055
{4055} Prime
περισσότερος
perissoteros
{per-is-sot'-er-os}
Comparative of G4053; more superabundant (in number, degree or character).
honour; 5092
{5092} Prime
τιμή
time
{tee-may'}
From G5099; a value, that is, money paid, or (concretely and collectively) valuables; by analogy esteem (especially of the highest degree), or the dignity itself.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
our 2257
{2257} Prime
ἡμῶν
hemon
{hay-mone'}
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
uncomely 809
{0809} Prime
ἀσχήμων
askemon
{as-kay'-mone}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of G2192 (in the sense of its congener G4976); properly shapeless, that is, (figuratively) inelegant.
[parts] have 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
more abundant 4055
{4055} Prime
περισσότερος
perissoteros
{per-is-sot'-er-os}
Comparative of G4053; more superabundant (in number, degree or character).
comeliness. 2157
{2157} Prime
εὐσχημοσύνη
eushkemosune
{yoo-skhay-mos-oo'-nay}
From G2158; decorousness.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 12:23

_ _ less honourable — “We think” the feet and the belly “less honorable,” though not really so in the nature of things.

_ _ bestow ... honourputting shoes on (Margin) the feet, and clothes to cover the belly.

_ _ uncomely parts — the secret parts: the poorest, though unclad in the rest of the body, cover these.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 12:12-26.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 12:23

We surround with more abundant honour — By so carefully covering them. More abundant comeliness — By the help of dress.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 12:23

And those [members] of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant (q) honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness.

(q) We more carefully cover them.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
bestow:
or, put on,
Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
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