1 Corinthians 15:35-49 (English Standard Version)

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The Resurrection Body

35 But someone will ask, 1"How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?" 36 You foolish person! 2What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. 38 But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. 39 For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. 40 There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. 42 3So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. 43 It is sown in dishonor; 4it 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 Thus it is written, 5"The first man Adam became a living being";a6the last Adam became a 7life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 8The first man was from the earth, 9a man of dust; 10the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, 11so also are those who are of heaven. 49 Just 12as we have borne the image of the man of dust, 13we shallb also bear the image of the man of heaven.
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