21 [a]For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 15:21 Another confirmation of the same consequent: for Christ is to be considered as opposite to Adam, that as from one man Adam, sin came over all, so from one man Christ, life cometh unto all: that is to say, that all the faithful, as they die, because by nature they were born of Adam, so because in Christ they are made the children of God by grace, they are quickened and restored to life by him.

18 [a]And he is the head of the body of the Church: he is the beginning, (A)and the [b]first begotten of the dead, that in all things he might have the preeminence.

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  1. Colossians 1:18 Having gloriously declared the excellent dignity of the person of Christ, he describeth his office and function, to wit, that he is that same to the Church, that the head is to the body, that is to say, the prince and governor of it, and the very beginning of true life, as who rising first from death, he is the Author of eternal life, so that he is above all, in whom only there is most plentiful abundance of all good things, which is poured out upon the Church.
  2. Colossians 1:18 Who so rose again that he shall die no more, and who raiseth others from death to life by his power.