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

New Living Translation
It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever.

English Standard Version
So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable.

Berean Study Bible
So will it be with the resurrection of the dead: What is sown is perishable; it is raised imperishable.

Berean Literal Bible
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in decay; it is raised in immortality.

New American Standard Bible
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body;

King James Bible
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So it is with the resurrection of the dead: Sown in corruption, raised in incorruption;

International Standard Version
This is how it will be at the resurrection of the dead. What is planted is decaying, what is raised cannot decay.

NET Bible
It is the same with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable.

New Heart English Bible
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thus also is the life for those who die. It is sown with corruption, it rises without corruption.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is how it will be when the dead come back to life. When the body is planted, it decays. When it comes back to life, it cannot decay.

New American Standard 1977
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body;

Jubilee Bible 2000
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it shall be raised in incorruption;

King James 2000 Bible
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

American King James Version
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

American Standard Version
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

Douay-Rheims Bible
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it shall rise in incorruption.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruptibility.

English Revised Version
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

Webster's Bible Translation
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption:

Weymouth New Testament
It is the same with the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in a state of decay, it is raised free from decay;

World English Bible
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption.

Young's Literal Translation
So also is the rising again of the dead: it is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption;
Study Bible
The Resurrection Body
41The sun has one degree of splendor, the moon another, and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor. 42So will it be with the resurrection of the dead: What is sown is perishable; it is raised imperishable. 43It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.…
Cross References
Daniel 12:3
"Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Matthew 13:43
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

Romans 2:7
To those who by perseverance in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality, He will give eternal life.

Romans 8:21
that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

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

1 Corinthians 15:50
Now I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

Galatians 6:8
The one who sows to please his flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; but the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Treasury of Scripture

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

is.

1 Corinthians 15:50-54 Now this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the …

Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament…

Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of …

Philippians 3:20,21 For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the …

in corruption.

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to …

Job 17:14 I have said to corruption, You are my father: to the worm, You are …

Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your …

Psalm 49:9,14 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption…

Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to …

Acts 2:27,31 Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer …

Acts 13:34-37 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more …

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made …

Romans 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage …

it is.

1 Corinthians 15:52-54 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the …

Luke 20:35,36 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and …

1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not …

(42) So also is the resurrection of the dead.--Here follows the application of these analogies to the subject in hand. As there is in the vegetable growth, in the varieties of animal life, and in the diversities of form assumed by inorganic matter, an identity preserved amid ever-varying form or variety of "body," so a change in the form or glory of our organism which we call our "body" is compatible with the preservation of personal identity. The "it," the personality, remains the same--now in corruption, then in incorruption; now in dishonour, then in glory; now in weakness, then in power.

Verse 42. - So also is the resurrection of the dead. In like manner the dead, when raised, shall have bodies which differ from their body of humiliation (Philippians 3:21). It is sown in corruption. "Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return" (Genesis 3:19). It is raised in incorruption. The word means strictly, "incorruptibility." The resurrection body will not be subjected to earthly conditions (Luke 20:35, 36). So also is the resurrection of the dead,.... This will be the case and condition of risen bodies, they will be as different from what they now are, though they will be the same in substance, as a stalk of wheat in its blade and ear, and full corn in the ear, is from the naked grain, when cast into the earth; or as the flesh of men is from the flesh of beasts, fishes, and birds; or as celestial bodies from terrestrial ones; or as the glory of the sun differs from the glory of the moon and stars; or as one star differs from another star in glory; that this is the apostle's sense is clear from the induction of particulars following, by which he explains in clear terms what he before signified by similitudes:

it is sown in corruption; it should be observed, that the word sown, in this and the following verses, does not merely relate to the interment of the body, but also to its generation; and includes its state, condition, and character, during life; as well as points out what it is at death, and its sepulture in the earth: it is from first to last a corruptible body; it is born frail and mortal, and liable to corruption and death; it is corrupted with sin, and so a vile body; there is a world of iniquity in one of its members, the tongue, and what then must there be in all its parts? but besides this moral corruption, in which it is during the present state, it is liable to a natural one; from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot, it may be covered with wounds, bruises, and putrefying sores; a right arm may be dried up and withered away, and a leg may corrupt and mortify, and so any other part; the whole is supported by corruptible things, by meat that perisheth; and which if it did not corrupt and perish, would not be nourishing; and as meats are for the belly, and the belly for meats, in a short time God will destroy both it and them; the whole frame and texture of the body will be dissolved by death, and be brought to worms, corruption, and dust; and in this case will lie in the grave till the resurrection morn:

it is raised in incorruption: the very same body that was sown, generated, lived, and died, shall be raised again, but different from what it was; it will be incorruptible; its parts will be no more subject to corruption; it will not be supported by corruptible things; it will be immortal, and never die more, and will be clear of all its moral corruption; it will no more be a vile body, but fashioned like to the holy and glorious body of Christ. 42. sown—Following up the image of seed. A delightful word instead of burial.

in corruption—liable to corruption: corruptible: not merely a prey when dead to corruption; as the contrast shows, "raised in incorruption," that is, not liable to corruption: incorruptible.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.
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