1 Corinthians 15:38
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New International Version
But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.

New Living Translation
Then God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed.

English Standard Version
But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.

Berean Study Bible
But God gives it a body as He has designed, and to each kind of seed He gives its own body.

Berean Literal Bible
But God gives it a body as He has willed, and to each of the seeds, its own body.

New American Standard Bible
But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.

King James Bible
But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But God gives it a body as He wants, and to each of the seeds its own body.

International Standard Version
But God gives the plant the form he wants it to have, and to each kind of seed its own form.

NET Bible
But God gives it a body just as he planned, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.

New Heart English Bible
But God gives it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a body of its own.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But God gives it a body just as he chooses and to each one of the grains a body of its nature.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God gives the plant the form he wants it to have. Each kind of seed grows into its own form.

New American Standard 1977
But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but God gives it a body as it has pleased him, and to each seed its own body.

King James 2000 Bible
But God gives it a body as it has pleased him, and to every seed its own body.

American King James Version
But God gives it a body as it has pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

American Standard Version
but God giveth it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a body of its own.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But God giveth it a body as he will: and to every seed its proper body.

Darby Bible Translation
and God gives to it a body as he has pleased, and to each of the seeds its own body.

English Revised Version
but God giveth it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a body of its own.

Webster's Bible Translation
But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed its own body.

Weymouth New Testament
and to each kind of seed a body of its own.

World English Bible
But God gives it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a body of its own.

Young's Literal Translation
and God doth give to it a body according as He willed, and to each of the seeds its proper body.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:35-50 1. How are the dead raised up? that is, by what means? How can they be raised? 2. As to the bodies which shall rise. Will it be with the like shape, and form, and stature, and members, and qualities? The former objection is that of those who opposed the doctrine, the latter of curious doubters. To the first the answer is, This was to be brought about by Divine power; that power which all may see does somewhat like it, year after year, in the death and revival of the corn. It is foolish to question the Almighty power of God to raise the dead, when we see it every day quickening and reviving things that are dead. To the second inquiry; The grain undergoes a great change; and so will the dead, when they rise and live again. The seed dies, though a part of it springs into new life, though how it is we cannot fully understand. The works of creation and providence daily teach us to be humble, as well as to admire the Creator's wisdom and goodness. There is a great variety among other bodies, as there is among plants. There is a variety of glory among heavenly bodies. The bodies of the dead, when they rise, will be fitted for the heavenly bodies. The bodies of the dead, when they rise, will be fitted for the heavenly state; and there will be a variety of glories among them. Burying the dead, is like committing seed to the earth, that it may spring out of it again. Nothing is more loathsome than a dead body. But believers shall at the resurrection have bodies, made fit to be for ever united with spirits made perfect. To God all things are possible. He is the Author and Source of spiritual life and holiness, unto all his people, by the supply of his Holy Spirit to the soul; and he will also quicken and change the body by his Spirit. The dead in Christ shall not only rise, but shall rise thus gloriously changed. The bodies of the saints, when they rise again, will be changed. They will be then glorious and spiritual bodies, fitted to the heavenly world and state, where they are ever afterwards to dwell. The human body in its present form, and with its wants and weaknesses, cannot enter or enjoy the kingdom of God. Then let us not sow to the flesh, of which we can only reap corruption. And the body follows the state of the soul. He, therefore, who neglects the life of the soul, casts away his present good; he who refuses to live to God, squanders all he has.
Study Bible
The Resurrection Body
37And what you sow is not the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or something else. 38But God gives it a body as He has designed, and to each kind of seed He gives its own body. 39Not all flesh is the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another, and fish another.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:11
Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.

1 Corinthians 15:37
And what you sow is not the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or something else.

1 Corinthians 15:39
Not all flesh is the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another, and fish another.
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