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1 Corinthians 15:41

    1 Corinthians 15:41 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star in glory.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for the glory of one star is different from that of another.

    Webster's Revision

    There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.

    World English Bible

    There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:41

    There is one glory of the sun - As if he had said: This may be illustrated by the present appearance of the celestial bodies which belong to our system. The sun has a greater degree of splendor than the moon; the moon than the planets; and the planets than the stars. And even in the fixed stars, one has a greater degree of splendor than another, which may proceed either from their different magnitudes, or from the comparative proximity of some of them to our earth; but from which of these causes, or from what other cause unknown, we cannot tell, as it is impossible to ascertain the distance of any of the fixed stars; even the nearest of them being too remote to afford any sensible parallax, without which their distances cannot be measured. See the concluding observations, (1 Corinthians 15:58 (note), points 1-8)

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 15:41

    There is one glory of the sun ... - The sun has one degree of splendor, and the moon another, and so also the stars. They differ from each other in magnitude, in brightness, in beauty. The idea in this verse differs from that in the former. In that 1 Corinthians 15:40 Paul says, that there was a difference between the different classes of bodies; between those in heaven and those on earth. He here says, that in the former class, in the heavenly bodies themselves, there was a difference. They not only differed from those on earth, but they differed from each other. The sun was more splendid than the moon, and one star more beautiful than another. The idea here is, therefore, not only that the bodies of the saints in heaven shall differ from those on earth, but that they shall differ among themselves, in a sense somewhat like the difference of the splendor of the sun, the moon, and the different stars. Though all shall be unlike what they were on earth, and all shall be glorious, yet there may be a difference in that splendor and glory. The argument is, since we see so great differences in fact in the works of God, why should we doubt that he is able to make the human body different from what it is now, and to endow it with immortal and eternal perfection?

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 15:41

    15:41 Yea, and the heavenly bodies themselves differ from each other.