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Whereas the New International Version translates 1 Corinthians 15:8 “abnormally born,” (several other translations are similar), “an abortion” is the Darby Bible Translation’s choice and GOD'S WORD® Translation renders it “like an aborted fetus [who was given life]”.

Writes Gordon D. Fee (The First Epistle to the Corinthians The New International Commentary on the New Testament], Eerdmans, 1987 [page 733),“. . . the word literally refers to any kind of premature birth (abortion, stillbirth or miscarriage). Thus the word comes to be used figuratively to refer to something horrible or ‘freakish.” He adds in a footnote that in the Ancient Greek translation of Job 6:16; Ecclesiastes 6:3 and Numbers 12:12 this word “reflects the idea of the ‘ugliness’ or ‘monstrous’ nature of such a birth . . .”]