1 Corinthians 15:42-50 New International Version

42  So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 43  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. 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"[1] ; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46  The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47  The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. 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. 49  And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we[2] bear the image of the heavenly man. 50  I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.


[1] 15:45 Gen. 2:7

[2] 15:49 Some early manuscripts "so let us"

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