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Reformation Study Bible – 1 Cor 15:42–43
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1 Cor 15:42–43

15:42, 43 Finally the illustration is applied to the human body that dies and is buried, and is transformed in its resurrection. Paul does not suggest that the resurrection body is a different body altogether. Just as a plant arises directly from its seed, so the resurrection body is in essence the same as the body that “is sown.” But the apostle’s emphasis is on the astounding change that will take place: from “perishable,” “dishonor,” and “weakness,” to “imperishable,” “glory,” and “power.”