1 Corinthians 15:44

“It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is sowen a naturall body, it is raised a spirituall bodie. There is a naturall bodie, and there is a spirituall bodie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual {body.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual `body'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is planted a natural body; it comes again as a body of the spirit. If there is a natural body, there is equally a body of the spirit.
- Basic English Bible

It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body: if there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual [one].
- Darby Bible

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

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.
- Weymouth Bible

It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body and there is also a spiritual body.
- World English Bible

it is sowun a beestly bodi, it schal rise a spiritual bodi. If ther is a beestli bodi, ther is also a spiritual bodi;
- Wycliffe Bible

it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body; there is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:44


15:44 It is sown in this world a merely animal body - Maintained by food, sleep, and air, like the bodies of brutes: but it is raised of a more refined contexture, needing none of these animal refreshments, and endued with qualities of a spiritual nature, like the angels of God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:44


1Co 15:44 Sown a natural body. A fleshly body with animal life. Raised a spiritual body. A body whose life principle is the spirit. Not a fleshly body, but a spiritual existence. We cannot comprehend the nature of this existence, but we can know that it is not a body of flesh, bones, and blood; perhaps not more material than the forms of the angels. See 1Co 15:50.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 15:44

  • We are now in the process of sowing to the body that will be. Our bodies now are adamic and must be brought down to death. As we deny the Adamic nature to rule us this body in a sense is being brought down to death. When in the resurrection we receive our house from heaven it will be glorious in direct relation to the death that we have walked out here. Remember Jesus said if you try to save your life you will lose it. So as we experience the sufferings of this life which are as a result of our great desire to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings a house is being formed for us in heaven which will clothe our resurrected bodies. The house is the same as the White Robes (righteous deeds of the saints) in Revelation. Press on with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Glorious things await us. Faithfulness is required. Jesus did it all so that you can follow Him into what he did. Unless a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die it abideth alone. He brought us to the waters of baptism to show us that the corrupt nature has to be put to death. As the waters of Noah destroyed corruption upon the earth the waters of baptism destroy corruption in us. It has to be dealt with because corruption will not inherit the Kingdom. Being brought down to death is when we no longer look out for our own interest but we begin to consider the other person's needs, we do not demand our own rights, we suffer ourselves to be defrauded knowing that Jesus will set it all straight. Remember this is a strait gate and a narrow way and few find it. Set your face toward Jerusalem and ask the Spirit to take you all the way to your Golgatha. You will be so glad in the day of the resurrection.

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