New Living Translation
What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn't grow into a plant unless it dies first.
King James Bible
Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
Darby Bible Translation
Fool; what thou sowest is not quickened unless it die.
World English Bible
You foolish one, that which you yourself sow is not made alive unless it dies.
Young's Literal Translation
unwise! thou -- what thou dost sow is not quickened except it may die;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:36 To the inquiry concerning the manner of rising, and the quality of the bodies that rise, the Apostle answers first by a similitude, 1Cor 15:36 - 42, and then plainly and directly, 1Cor 15:42,43. That which thou sowest, is not quickened into new life and verdure, except it die - Undergo a dissolution of its parts, a change analogous to death. Thus St. Paul inverts the objection; as if he had said, Death is so far from hindering life, that it necessarily goes before it.
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Fools! Didn't God make the inside as well as the outside?
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels--a plentiful harvest of new lives.
1 Corinthians 15:37
And what you put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting.
How foolish! Can't you see that faith without good deeds is useless?
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