43 It is sown in dishonor; (A)it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 Thus it is written, (B)“The first man Adam became a living being”;[a] (C)the last Adam became a (D)life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 (E)The first man was from the earth, (F)a man of dust; (G)the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, (H)so also are those who are of heaven. 49 Just (I)as we have borne the image of the man of dust, (J)we shall[b] also bear the image of the man of heaven.

Mystery and Victory

50 I tell you this, brothers: (K)flesh and blood (L)cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. (M)We shall not all sleep, (N)but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For (O)the trumpet will sound, and (P)the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and (Q)this mortal body must put on immortality.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:45 Greek a living soul
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:49 Some manuscripts let us

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