43 (A)It is sown in dishonor, 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. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, (B)“The first man Adam became a living being.” (C)The last Adam became (D)a life-giving spirit.

46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47 (E)The first man was of the earth, (F)made[a] of dust; the second Man is [b]the Lord (G)from heaven. 48 As was the [c]man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; (H)and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 49 And (I)as we have borne the image of the man of dust, (J)we[d] shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.

Our Final Victory

50 Now this I say, brethren, that (K)flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a [e]mystery: (L)We shall not all sleep, (M)but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. (N)For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and (O)this mortal must put on immortality.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:47 earthy
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:47 NU omits the Lord
  3. 1 Corinthians 15:48 earthy
  4. 1 Corinthians 15:49 M let us also bear
  5. 1 Corinthians 15:51 hidden truth