1 Corinthians 15:42-57 NIV

42 So will it be1 with the resurrection of the dead.2 The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;3

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      43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory;4 it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;

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      44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.5 If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

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          45 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"a;6 the last Adam,7 a life-giving spirit.8

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          46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.9

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              47 The first man was of the dust of the earth,10 the second man from heaven.11

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              48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.12

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              49 And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man,13 so shall web bear the likeness of the man from heaven.14

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                • f 15:49 - Some early manuscripts "so let us"
                  50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood15 cannot inherit the kingdom of God,16 nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.17

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                      51 Listen, I tell you a mystery:18 We will not all sleep,19 but we will all be changed20--

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                      52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound,21 the dead22 will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

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                      53 For the perishable23 must clothe itself with the imperishable,24 and the mortal with immortality.

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                          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."c25

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                          55 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"d26

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                          56 The sting of death is sin,27 and the power of sin is the law.28

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                          57 But thanks be to God!29 He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.30

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