Philippians 3:21

“Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who shall change our vile bodie, that it may bee fashioned like vnto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able euen to subdue all things vnto himselfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, `that it may be' conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By whom this poor body of ours will be changed into the image of the body of his glory, in the measure of the working by which he is able to put all things under himself.
- Basic English Bible

who shall transform our body of humiliation into conformity to his body of glory, according to the working of [the] power which he has even to subdue all things to himself.
- Darby Bible

Who will change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to his glorious body, according to the working by which he is able even to subdue all things to himself.
- Webster's Bible

who, in the exercise of the power which He has even to subject all things to Himself, will transform this body of our humiliation until it resembles His own glorious body.
- Weymouth Bible

who will change the body of our humiliation to be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working by which he is able even to subject all things to himself.
- World English Bible

which schal reforme the bodi of oure mekenesse, that is maad lijk to the bodi of his clerenesse, bi the worching bi which he mai `also make alle thingis suget to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

who shall transform the body of our humiliation to its becoming conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working of his power, even to subject to himself the all things.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 3:21


3:21 Who will transform our vile body - Into the most perfect state, and the most beauteous form. It will then be purer than the unspotted firmament, brighter than the lustre of the stars and, which exceeds all parallel, which comprehends all perfection, like unto his glorious body - Like that wonderfully glorious body which he wears in his heavenly kingdom, and on his triumphant throne.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 3:21


Php 3:21 Who shall change our vile body. "Who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation" (Revised Version). Our lowly body shall undergo a change to fit it for heaven. That it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. It will take the form of his glorified body, such as was seen at the Transfiguration. Compare 1Co 15:43-52; 2Co 5:1-4 1Jo 3:2. According to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. This change shall be effected in harmony with that mighty power which shall subdue all things to his sway.

Discussion for Philippians 3:21

  • Emeka\'s coments for verse 21
    The presence of God has all it takes to transform our corruptable body and make it His own. And all our activities on earth will be by his divine direction no more our wills Rom. 12 1 2
  • Does Php 3 21 suggest that even if my body is cremated and scattered I may have a chance for resurrection if I believe in Jesus Christ and Lord God as my savior ?

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