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

King James Bible
And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:

American Standard Version
and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be, but a bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other kind;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be; but bare grain, as of wheat, or of some of the rest.

English Revised Version
and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be, but a bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other kind;

Webster's Bible Translation
And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain; it may be of wheat, or of some other grain:

Weymouth New Testament
and as for what you sow, it is not the plant which is to be that you are sowing, but a bare grain, of wheat (it may be)

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Vincent's Word Studies

Not that body that shall be

Or, more literally, that shall come to pass. Meeting the objector's assumption that either the raised body must be the same body, or that there could be no resurrection. Paul says: "What you sow is one body, and a different body arises;" yet the identity is preserved. Dissolution is not loss of identity. The full heads of wheat are different from the wheat-grain, yet both are wheat. Clement of Rome, in his first Epistle to the Corinthians, arguing for the resurrection of the body, cites in illustration the fable of the phoenix, the Arabian bird, the only one of its kind, and which lives for a hundred years. When the time of its death draws near it builds itself a nest of frankincense, myrrh, and other spices, and entering it, dies. In the decay of its flesh a worm is produced, which, being nourished by the juices of the dead bird, brings forth feathers. Then, when it has acquired strength, it takes up the nest with the bones of its parent and bears them to Heliopolis in Egypt.

Bare (γυμνὸν)

Naked. The mere seed, without the later investiture of stalk and head.

It may chance (εἰ τύχοι)

Lit., if it happen to be: i.e., whatever grain you may chance to sow.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Corinthians 15:36 You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies;

1 Corinthians 15:38 But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.

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

1 Corinthians 15:38
But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.

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