20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead,(A) the firstfruits(B) of those who have fallen asleep.(C)

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42 So will it be(A) with the resurrection of the dead.(B) The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;(C) 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory;(D) it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.(E)

If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[a];(F) the last Adam,(G) a life-giving spirit.(H) 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.(I)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:45 Gen. 2:7

54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:54 Isaiah 25:8