21 For since (A)by a man death came, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For (B)as in Adam all die, so also in [a]Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ (C)the first fruits, after that (D)those who are Christ’s at (E)His coming, 24 then comes the end, when He hands over (F)the kingdom to our (G)God and Father, when He has abolished (H)all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign (I)until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be (J)abolished is death. 27 For (K)He has put all things in subjection under His feet. But when He says, “(L)All things are put in subjection,” it is clear that [b]this excludes the Father who put all things in subjection to Him. 28 When (M)all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that (N)God may be all in all.

29 For otherwise, what will those do who are baptized [c]for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized [d]for them? 30 Why are we also (O)in danger every hour? 31 I affirm, brothers and sisters, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, that (P)I die daily. 32 If [e]from human motives I (Q)fought with wild beasts at (R)Ephesus, what good is it to me? If the dead are not raised, (S)lets eat and drink, for tomorrow we die. 33 (T)Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” 34 (U)Sober up [f]morally and stop sinning, for some have (V)no knowledge of God. (W)I say this to your shame.

35 But (X)someone will say, “How are (Y)the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?” 36 (Z)You fool! That which you (AA)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 [g]something else. 38 But God gives it a body just as He wished, and (AB)to each of the seeds a body of its own. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of mankind, another flesh of animals, another flesh of birds, and another of fish. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.

42 (AC)So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown [h](AD)a perishable body, it is raised [i](AE)an imperishable body; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in (AF)glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a (AG)natural body, it is raised a (AH)spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So also it is written: “The first (AI)man, Adam, became a living [j]person.” The (AJ)last Adam was a (AK)life-giving spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. 47 The first man is (AL)from the earth, [k](AM)earthy; the second man is from heaven. 48 As is the earthy one, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly one, (AN)so also are those who are heavenly. 49 Just as we have (AO)borne the image of the earthy, [l]we (AP)will also bear the image of the heavenly.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:22 I.e., the Messiah
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:27 Lit except the
  3. 1 Corinthians 15:29 Or in behalf of
  4. 1 Corinthians 15:29 Or in behalf of
  5. 1 Corinthians 15:32 Lit according to man
  6. 1 Corinthians 15:34 Lit righteously
  7. 1 Corinthians 15:37 Lit some of the rest
  8. 1 Corinthians 15:42 Lit in corruption
  9. 1 Corinthians 15:42 Lit in incorruption
  10. 1 Corinthians 15:45 Or soul
  11. 1 Corinthians 15:47 Or made of dust, and so throughout the ch
  12. 1 Corinthians 15:49 Two early mss let’s also