Thus also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul";a the last Adam [became] a life-giving spirit.
But the spiritual [is] not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
The first man [is] from the earth, made of earth; the second man [is] from heaven.
As the one [who is] made of earth, so also [are] those [who are] made of earth, and as the heavenly, so also [are] those [who are] heavenly.
And just as we have borne the image of the [one who is] made of earth, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.
But I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood is not able to inherit the kingdom of God, nor can corruption inherit incorruptibility.
Behold, I tell you a mystery: we will not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed,
in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
For it is necessary [for] this perishable [body] to put on incorruptibility, and this mortal [body] to put on immortality.
But whenever this perishable [body] puts on incorruptibility and this mortal [body] puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: "Death is swallowed up in victory.
Where, O death, [is] your victory? Where, O death, [is] your sting?