45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”a ; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

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

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      47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven.

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      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.

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      49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall web bear the image of the heavenly man.

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        • – 15:49 - Some early manuscripts "so let us"
          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.

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              51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—

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

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              53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, 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.”c

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                  55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”d

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