Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked;(A) so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.(B)

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking(C) in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid(D) from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”(E)

10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid(F) because I was naked;(G) so I hid.”

11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked?(H) Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?(I)

12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me(J)—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me,(K) and I ate.”

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,

“Cursed(L) are you above all livestock
    and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust(M)
    all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring[a](N) and hers;(O)
he will crush[b] your head,(P)
    and you will strike his heel.”

16 To the woman he said,

“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
    with painful labor you will give birth to children.(Q)
Your desire will be for your husband,
    and he will rule over you.(R)

17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’(S)

“Cursed(T) is the ground(U) because of you;
    through painful toil(V) you will eat food from it
    all the days of your life.(W)
18 It will produce thorns and thistles(X) for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field.(Y)
19 By the sweat of your brow(Z)
    you will eat your food(AA)
until you return to the ground,
    since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return.”(AB)

20 Adam[c] named his wife Eve,[d](AC) because she would become the mother of all the living.

21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.(AD) 22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us,(AE) knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life(AF) and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden(AG) to work the ground(AH) from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side[e] of the Garden of Eden(AI) cherubim(AJ) and a flaming sword(AK) flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.(AL)

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  1. Genesis 3:15 Or seed
  2. Genesis 3:15 Or strike
  3. Genesis 3:20 Or The man
  4. Genesis 3:20 Eve probably means living.
  5. Genesis 3:24 Or placed in front

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) 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth;(J) the second man is of heaven.(K) 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven.(L) 49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man,(M) so shall we[b] bear the image of the heavenly man.(N)

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood(O) cannot inherit the kingdom of God,(P) nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.(Q) 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery:(R) We will not all sleep,(S) but we will all be changed(T) 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound,(U) the dead(V) will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable(W) must clothe itself with the imperishable,(X) and the mortal with immortality. 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.”[c](Y)

55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”[d](Z)

56 The sting of death is sin,(AA) and the power of sin is the law.(AB) 57 But thanks be to God!(AC) He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.(AD)

58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,(AE) because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.(AF)

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  1. 1 Corinthians 15:45 Gen. 2:7
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:49 Some early manuscripts so let us
  3. 1 Corinthians 15:54 Isaiah 25:8
  4. 1 Corinthians 15:55 Hosea 13:14

Awaiting the New Body

For we know that if the earthly(A) tent(B) we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan,(C) longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,(D) because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan(E) and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,(F) so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.(G)

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight.(H) We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.(I) So we make it our goal to please him,(J) whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us(K) for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

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