1 Corinthians 15:42-58 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

References for 1 Corinthians 15:42

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

      References for 1 Corinthians 15:43

      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.

      References for 1 Corinthians 15:44

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

          References for 1 Corinthians 15:45

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

          References for 1 Corinthians 15:46

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

              References for 1 Corinthians 15:47

              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

              References for 1 Corinthians 15:48

              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

              References for 1 Corinthians 15:49

                • 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

                  References for 1 Corinthians 15:50

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

                      References for 1 Corinthians 15:51

                      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.

                      References for 1 Corinthians 15:52

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

                      References for 1 Corinthians 15:53

                          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

                          References for 1 Corinthians 15:54

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

                          References for 1 Corinthians 15:55

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

                          References for 1 Corinthians 15:56

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

                          References for 1 Corinthians 15:57

                          58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,31 because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.32

                          References for 1 Corinthians 15:58