1 Corinthians 15:44
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English Standard Version
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

King James Bible
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

American Standard Version
it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body .

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is sown a natural body, it shall rise a spiritual body. If there be a natural body, there is also a spiritual body, as it is written:

English Revised Version
it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

Weymouth New Testament
an animal body is sown, a spiritual body is raised. As surely as there is an animal body, so there is also a spiritual body.

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Vincent's Word Studies

A natural body (σώμα ψυχικόν)

See on 1 Corinthians 2:14. The word ψυχικόν natural occurs only twice outside this epistle; James 3:15; Jde 1:19. The expression natural body signifies an organism animated by a ψυχή soul (see on Romans 11:4); that phase of the immaterial principle in man which is more nearly allied to the σάρξ flesh, and which characterizes the man as a mortal creature; while πνεῦμα spirit is that phase which looks Godward, and characterizes him as related to God. "It is a brief designation for the whole compass of the non-corporeal side of the earthly man" (Wendt). "In the earthly body the ψυχή soul, not the πνεῦμα spirit is that which conditions its constitution and its qualities, so that it is framed as the organ of the ψυχή. In the resurrection-body the πνεῦμα spirit, for whose life-activity it is the adequate organ, conditions its nature" (Meyer). Compare Plato: "The soul has the care of inanimate being everywhere, and traverses the whole heaven in divers forms appearing; when perfect and fully winged she soars upward, and is the ruler of the universe; while the imperfect soul loses her feathers, and drooping in her flight, at last settles on the solid ground - there, finding a home, she receives an earthly frame which appears to be self-moved, but is really moved by her power; and this composition of soul and body is called a living and mortal creature. For immortal no such union can be reasonably believed to be; although fancy, not having seen nor surely known the nature of God, may imagine an immortal creature having a body, and having also a soul which are united throughout all time" ("Phaedrus," 246).

Spiritual body (σώμα πνευματικόν)

A body in which a divine πνεῦμα spirit supersedes the ψυχή soul, so that the resurrection-body is the fitting organ for its indwelling and work, and so is properly characterized as a spiritual body.

"When, glorious and sanctified, our flesh

Is reassumed, then shall our persons be

More pleasing by their being all complete;

For will increase whate'er bestows on us

Of light gratuitous the Good Supreme,

Light which enables us to look on Him;

Therefore the vision must perforce increase,

Increase the ardor which from that is kindled,

Increase the radiance from which this proceeds.

But even as a coal that sends forth flame,

continued...

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

there is a spiritual.

Luke 24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

John 20:19,26 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 2:14
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 15:50
I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

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