Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies;

King James Version

Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

Holman Bible

Foolish one! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

International Standard Version

You fool! The seed you plant does not come to life unless it dies,

A Conservative Version

Thou foolish man, what thou sow is not made alive unless it dies.

American Standard Version

Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened except it die:

Amplified

You foolish man! Every time you plant seed, you sow something that does not come to life [germinating, springing up, and growing] unless it dies first.

An Understandable Version

You foolish person. The seed you plant does not come to life [i.e., grow] unless it dies.

Anderson New Testament

Thoughtless man! That which you sow is not made alive, unless it die;

Bible in Basic English

Foolish man, it is necessary for the seed which you put into the earth to undergo death in order that it may come to life again:

Common New Testament

You foolish man! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

Daniel Mace New Testament

foolish as you are, the grain you sow, is not revived except it die.

Darby Translation

Fool; what thou sowest is not quickened unless it die.

Godbey New Testament

Thou foolish one, that which thou sowest, is not quickened unless it may die;

Goodspeed New Testament

You foolish man, the very seed you sow never comes to life without dying first;

John Wesley New Testament

Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened except it die,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not brought to life, unless it dies first;

Julia Smith Translation

Froth, what thou sowest is not made alive, except it die:

King James 2000

You fool, that which you sow is not made alive, except it die:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

Modern King James verseion

Foolish one! What you sow is not made alive unless it dies.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou fool, that which thou sowest, is not quickened except it die.

Moffatt New Testament

Foolish man! What you sow never comes to life unless it dies.

Montgomery New Testament

Foolish man! The seed you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

NET Bible

Fool! What you sow will not come to life unless it dies.

New Heart English Bible

You foolish one, that which you yourself sow is not made alive unless it dies.

Noyes New Testament

Fool! that which thou sowest is not brought to life unless it die;

Sawyer New Testament

Foolish man, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies;

The Emphasized Bible

Simple one! What, thou, sowest, is not quickened, except it die;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Thou fool! what thou sowest is not quickened except it die:

Twentieth Century New Testament

You foolish man! The seed you yourself sow does not come to life, unless it dies!

Webster

Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not vivified except it die:

Weymouth New Testament

Foolish man! the seed you yourself sow has no life given to it unless it first dies;

Williams New Testament

You foolish man! the seed that you sow never comes to life unless it dies first;

World English Bible

You foolish one, that which you yourself sow is not made alive unless it dies.

Worrell New Testament

Foolish one! that which you sow is not made alive, except it die;

Worsley New Testament

Silly creature! that which thou sowest, is not quickened, except it die first.

Youngs Literal Translation

unwise! thou -- what thou dost sow is not quickened except it may die;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἄφρων 
Aphron 
Usage: 9

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

thou
σύ 
Su 
thou
Usage: 132

σπείρω 
Speiro 
Usage: 15

is
ζωοποιέω 
Zoopoieo 
Usage: 9

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ζωοποιέω 
Zoopoieo 
Usage: 9

ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

Context Readings

Questions Concerning The Resurrection Body

35 But someone will say, "How are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?" 36 You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies; 37 and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of something else.


Cross References

John 12:24

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

Luke 11:40

"You foolish ones, did not He who made the outside make the inside also?

Luke 12:20

"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'

Luke 24:25

And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!

Romans 1:22

Professing to be wise, they became fools,

Ephesians 5:15

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,

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