1 Corinthians 15:36
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English Standard Version
You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

King James Bible
Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

American Standard Version
Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened except it die:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Senseless man, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die first.

English Revised Version
Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened, except it die:

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not vivified except it die:

Weymouth New Testament
Foolish man! the seed you yourself sow has no life given to it unless it first dies;

1 Corinthians 15:36 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Thou sowest (σὺ οπείρεις)

Thou is emphatic. Every time thou sowest, thou sowest something which is quickened only through dying. Paul is not partial to metaphors from nature, and his references of this character are mostly to nature in connection with human labor. Dean Howson says: "We find more of this kind of illustration in the one short epistle of St. James than in all the writings of St. Paul" ("Metaphors of St. Paul." Compare Farrar's "Paul," i., 20, 21).

Die

Become corrupted. Applied to the seed in order to keep up the analogy with the body.

1 Corinthians 15:36 Parallel Commentaries

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fool.

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...

Luke 24:25 Then he said to them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Ephesians 5:15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

that.

John 12:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it stays alone: but if it die...

Cross References
Luke 11:40
You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also?

John 12:24
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

1 Corinthians 15:37
And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.

James 2:20
Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?

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