1 Corinthians 15:41
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New International Version
The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

New Living Translation
The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory.

English Standard Version
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.

New American Standard Bible
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.

King James Bible
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is a splendor of the sun, another of the moon, and another of the stars; for one star differs from another star in splendor.

International Standard Version
One kind of splendor belongs to the sun, another to the moon, and still another to the stars. In fact, one star differs from another star in splendor.

NET Bible
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon and another glory of the stars, for star differs from star in glory.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there is one glory of the sun and another glory of the moon and another glory of a star, and one star is greater than another star in glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon has another kind of splendor, and the stars have still another kind of splendor. Even one star differs in splendor from another star.

Jubilee Bible 2000
One thing is the glory of the sun, and another the glory of the moon, and another the glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.

King James 2000 Bible
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star in glory.

American King James Version
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star in glory.

American Standard Version
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One is the glory of the sun, another the glory of the moon, and another the glory of the stars. For star differeth from star in glory.

Darby Bible Translation
one [the] sun's glory, and another [the] moon's glory, and another [the] stars' glory; for star differs from star in glory.

English Revised Version
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Weymouth New Testament
There is one glory of the sun, another of the moon, and another of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.

World English Bible
There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.

Young's Literal Translation
one glory of sun, and another glory of moon, and another glory of stars, for star from star doth differ in glory.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 41. - There is one glory of the sun. "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun" (Matthew 13:43). The point of the illustration is the difference between the earthly and the resurrection body; not the supposed differences between the saints themselves in glory. This is not a question under consideration, and St. Paul, as we have seen, is not in the habit of mixing up half a dozen different questions in the same immediate argument. St. Augustine says of the saints, "Their splendour is unequal; their heaven is one." This may be very true, but to deduce it from this verse is to press into the argument an illustration used for another purpose. Tertullian's comment is very unhappy. He makes "men" mean servants of God; "beasts," Gentiles; "birds," martyrs; "fishes," those who have been baptized; the "sun," Christ; the "moon," the Church, etc. One star differeth from another star in glory. All the righteous shall shine as "the brightness of the firmament and ... as the stars forever and ever" (Daniel 12:3), and their future bodies shall differ from their present, as one star differs from another.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

There is one glory of the sun,.... Which is the greater light, the fountain of light, and whose glory exceeds that of the other heavenly bodies:

and another glory of the moon; which is the lesser light, and receives its light from the sun, and consequently its glory is inferior:

and another glory of the stars; which though very bright and sparkling, and are innumerable, have a lesser glory, at least to our appearance, than the sun and moon: the Jews have a notion (u), that

"all the stars and the orbs are endued with a soul, and with knowledge, and understanding; and that they live, and stand, and know him that said, and the world was; and everyone of them, "according to his greatness", , "and according to his dignity", praise and glorify their Creator, as the angels; and as they know God, so they know themselves, and the angels that are above them; for the knowledge of the stars and the orbs is lesser than the knowledge of angels, and greater than the knowledge of men:''

for one star differeth from another star in glory; all which is to be understood, not as if the glory of the sun meant the glory of Christ, the sun of righteousness, who excels in glory, even in his human nature; and the glory of the moon, the glory of the church, who receives her's from Christ; and the glory of the stars; the glory of particular saints; and as if there will be, in the resurrection state, degrees of glory among them: for what peculiar glory can be thought to be upon the body of one, that is not upon another, when the righteous shall shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father? and admitting there was any truth in this, it is not the truth of this text; the only design of which, as the above, is to show, that as not only celestial and terrestrial bodies differ from each other, but even heavenly ones, so at the resurrection, the bodies of the saints then will differ in glory from their present ones; though these are now the members of Christ, are presented to God an holy sacrifice, and are washed with pure water.

(u) Maimon. Iesode Hatorah, c. 3. sect. 11.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

41. one glory of … sun … another … of … moon—The analogy is not to prove different degrees of glory among the blessed (whether this may be, or not, indirectly hinted at), but this: As the various fountains of light, which is so similar in its aspect and properties, differ (the sun from the moon, and the moon from the stars; and even one star from another star, though all seem so much alike); so there is nothing unreasonable in the doctrine that our present bodies differ from our resurrection bodies, though still continuing bodies. Compare the same simile, appropriate especially in the clear Eastern skies (Da 12:3; Mt 13:43). Also that of seed in the same parable (Mt 13:24; Ga 6:7, 8).

1 Corinthians 15:41 Additional Commentaries
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The Resurrection Body
40There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another. 41There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. 42So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body;…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:40
There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.

1 Corinthians 15:42
So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;
Treasury of Scripture

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star in glory.

Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven …

Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, …

Job 31:26 If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

Psalm 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon …

Psalm 19:4-6 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to …

Psalm 148:3-5 Praise you him, sun and moon: praise him, all you stars of light…

Isaiah 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the …

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