1 Corinthians 15:40
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
There are also bodies in the heavens and bodies on the earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different from the glory of the earthly bodies.

English Standard Version
There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another.

Berean Study Bible
There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. But the splendor of the heavenly bodies is of one degree, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is of another.

Berean Literal Bible
And there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. But truly the glory of the heavenly is one kind, and that of the earthly is another.

King James Bible
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

New King James Version
There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

New American Standard Bible
There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another.

NASB 1995
There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another.

NASB 1977
There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another.

Amplified Bible
There are also heavenly bodies [sun, moon and stars] and earthly bodies [humans, animals, and plants], but the glory and beauty of the heavenly is one kind, and the glory of the earthly is another.

Christian Standard Bible
There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is different from that of the earthly ones.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is different from that of the earthly ones.

American Standard Version
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there is a Heavenly body and there is an Earthly body, but there is one glory of the Heavenly and another of the Earthly.

Contemporary English Version
Everything in the heavens has a body, and so does everything on earth. But each one is very different from all the others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there are bodies celestial, and bodies terrestrial: but, one is the glory of the celestial, and another of the terrestrial.

English Revised Version
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

Good News Translation
And there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies; the beauty that belongs to heavenly bodies is different from the beauty that belongs to earthly bodies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. Heavenly bodies don't all have the same splendor, neither do earthly bodies.

International Standard Version
There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the splendor of those in heaven is of one kind, and that of those on earth is of another.

Literal Standard Version
and [there are] heavenly bodies and earthly bodies; but one [is] the glory of the heavenly, and another that of the earthly;

NET Bible
And there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. The glory of the heavenly body is one sort and the earthly another.

New Heart English Bible
There are also celestial bodies, and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial differs from that of the terrestrial.

Weymouth New Testament
There are bodies which are celestial and there are bodies which are earthly, but the glory of the celestial ones is one thing, and that of the earthly ones is another.

World English Bible
There are also celestial bodies, and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial differs from that of the terrestrial.

Young's Literal Translation
and there are heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies; but one is the glory of the heavenly, and another that of the earthly;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Resurrection Body
39Not all flesh is the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another, and fish another. 40There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. But the splendor of the heavenly bodies is of one degree, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is of another. 41The sun has one degree of splendor, the moon another, and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.…

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

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.


Treasury of Scripture

There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.









(40) There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial.--It is held by many that this is a distinct illustration from that which occurs in the next verse, and that the "celestial bodies" here spoken of are the bodies of angels, whose appearances on earth are accompanied (see Matthew 28:3; Acts 12:7) by a blaze of glory or light. It is better, perhaps, to regard it as a general statement of what is expanded in 1Corinthians 15:41. The force of the three analogies introduced in this whole argument is that identity of matter is preserved amid variety of form, and on this point the difference between angelic bodies and human bodies would have no bearing. Between the earthly things and the heavenly things, such as the sun, moon, and stars, there is an identity of substance, but an infinite variety of form and of glory.

Verse 40. - There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial. The words are often misunderstood. The "celestial bodies" are not the sun, moon, and stars of the next verse - for that would be a false antithesis to "bodies terrestrial" - but bodies (or organisms) which belong to heavenly beings, such as the resurrection body of our Lord and of glorified saints, or even in some sense of angels (Matthew 22:30).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[There are] also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

heavenly
ἐπουράνια (epourania)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 2032: From epi and ouranos; above the sky.

bodies
σώματα (sōmata)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

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

earthly
ἐπίγεια (epigeia)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1919: From epi and ge; worldly.

bodies.
σώματα (sōmata)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

But
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

splendor
δόξα (doxa)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

of the
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.

heavenly [bodies]
ἐπουρανίων (epouraniōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 2032: From epi and ouranos; above the sky.

[is of] one [degree],
ἑτέρα (hetera)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.

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

[the splendor]
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

of the
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.

earthly [bodies]
ἐπιγείων (epigeiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 1919: From epi and ge; worldly.

[is of] another.
ἑτέρα (hetera)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.


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