1 Corinthians 15:38
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.

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

New King James Version
But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed 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.

NASB 1995
But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.

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

Amplified Bible
But God gives it a body just as He planned, and to each kind of seed a body of its own [is given].

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

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

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.

Contemporary English Version
This is because God gives everything the kind of body he wants it to have.

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

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

Good News Translation
God provides that seed with the body he wishes; he gives each seed its own proper body.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and God gives a body to it according as He willed, and its proper body to each of the seeds.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 bring forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees, each bearing fruit with seed according to its kind." 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.


Treasury of Scripture

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

1 Corinthians 3:7
So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

Genesis 1:11,12
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so…

Psalm 104:14
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;









Verse 38. - But God giveth it a body. The material body of each living organism results from those laws of assimilation which God has made a part of His secret of life. They are not the life, only the instrument and expression and manifestation of the life. The "life" is the individual identity. The life of Hamlet is not in its essence the physical life of "the machine which is to him Hamlet," but the spiritual life which is linked on earth to that perpetual flux of material particles which we call the body, but is independent of those particles. As it hath pleased him; literally, as he willed. And in the word "as" lies the scope for all theories about the part played by what are called "natural laws." Their action is a part of God's will. To every seed his own body. Each of the seeds sown is provided with a body of its own, which is not identical with the seed, but results from the germ of life in the seed.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

gives
δίδωσιν (didōsin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

it
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

a body
σῶμα (sōma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

He has designed,
ἠθέλησεν (ēthelēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to each [kind]
ἑκάστῳ (hekastō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

seed
σπερμάτων (spermatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 4690: From speiro; something sown, i.e. Seed; by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant.

[He gives] its own
ἴδιον (idion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

body.
σῶμα (sōma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.


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