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1 Corinthians 15:40 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial is another.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the [glory] of the earthly is another.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And [there are] heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies: but different is the glory of the heavenly, different that of the earthly:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And there are heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies,—but, of one kind, indeed, is the glory of the heavenly, and, of another kind, is the glory of the earthly;—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and [there are] heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies; but one [is] the glory of the heavenly, and another that of the earthly;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And there are bodies celestial and bodies terrestrial: but, one is the glory of the celestial, and another of the terrestrial.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— There are also celestiall bodies, and bodies terrestriall: But the glorie of the celestiall is one, and the glorie of the terrestriall is another.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— There are heavenly bodies, and there are earthly bodies; but one is the glory of the heavenly, and another of the earthly.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And there are bodies celestial, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial [bodies] is one, and that of the terrestrial is another.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[There are] also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
celestial 2032
{2032} Prime
ἐπουράνιος
epouranios
{ep-oo-ran'-ee-os}
From G1909 and G3772; above the sky.
bodies, 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
bodies 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
terrestrial: 1919
{1919} Prime
ἐπίγειος
epigeios
{ep-ig'-i-os}
From G1909 and G1093; worldly (physically or morally).
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
y3303
[3303] Standard
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
glory 1391
{1391} Prime
δόξα
doxa
{dox'-ah}
From the base of G1380; glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literally or figuratively, objectively or subjectively).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
celestial 2032
{2032} Prime
ἐπουράνιος
epouranios
{ep-oo-ran'-ee-os}
From G1909 and G3772; above the sky.
[is] x3303
(3303) Complement
μέν
men
{men}
A primary particle; properly indicative of affirmation or concession (in fact); usually followed by a contrasted clause with G1161 (this one, the former, etc.
one, 2087
{2087} Prime
ἕτερος
heteros
{het'-er-os}
Of uncertain affinity; (an-, the) other or different.
and 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
[glory] of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
terrestrial 1919
{1919} Prime
ἐπίγειος
epigeios
{ep-ig'-i-os}
From G1909 and G1093; worldly (physically or morally).
[is] another. 2087
{2087} Prime
ἕτερος
heteros
{het'-er-os}
Of uncertain affinity; (an-, the) other or different.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:39-41.


1 Corinthians 15:40

_ _ celestial bodies — not the sun, moon, and stars, which are first introduced in 1 Corinthians 15:41, but the bodies of angels, as distinguished from the bodies of earthly creatures.

_ _ the glory of the celestial — (Luke 9:26).

_ _ glory of ... terrestrial — (Matthew 6:28, Matthew 6:29; 1 Peter 1:24).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:35-50.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 15:40

There are also heavenly bodies — As the sun, moon, and stars; and there are earthy — as vegetables and animals. But the brightest lustre which the latter can have is widely different from that of the former.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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