So it is written: The first man Adam became a living being ;a the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.
However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
The first man was from the earth and made of dust; the second man isb from heaven.
Like the man made of dust, so are those who are made of dust; like the heavenly man, so are those who are heavenly.
And just as we have borne the image of the man made of dust, we will also bear the image of the heavenly man.
Brothers, I tell you this: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and corruption cannot inherit incorruption.
Listen! I am telling you a mystery: We will not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed,
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.
Because this corruptible must be clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal must be clothed with immortality.
Now when this corruptible is clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: Death has been swallowed up in victory. c55
O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting? d