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

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

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed its own body.

Weymouth New Testament
and to each kind of seed a body of its own.

1 Corinthians 15:38 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

As it hath pleased (καθὼς ἠθέλησεν)

Lit., even as He willed; at the creation, when He fixed the different types of grain, so that each should permanently assume a form according to its distinctive type - a body of its own: that wheat should always be wheat, barley barley, etc. Compare Genesis 1:11, Genesis 1:12.

1 Corinthians 15:38 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Corinthians 3:7 So then neither is he that plants any thing, neither he that waters; but God that gives 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...

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

Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth...

Mark 4:26-29 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground...

Cross References
Genesis 1:11
And God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth." And it was so.

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.

1 Corinthians 15:39
For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.

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