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1 Corinthians 15:45-51 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual which is first but the physical, and then the spiritual. 47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven. 49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall[a] also bear the image of the man of heaven. 50 I tell you this, brethren: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

51 Lo! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:49 Other ancient authorities read let us
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

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1 Corinthians 15:45-51 New King James Version (NKJV)

45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

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

Our Final Victory

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a [e]mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—

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
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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