But 1someone will say, "How are 2the deadraised? And with whatkind of body do they come?"
363You fool! That which you 4sow does not come to lifeunless it dies;
and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a baregrain, perhaps of wheator of asomethingelse.
But Godgives it a bodyjust as He wished, and 5to each of the seeds a body of its own.
39Allflesh is not the sameflesh, but there is one flesh of men, and anotherflesh of beasts, and anotherflesh of birds, and another of fish.
There are alsoheavenlybodies and earthlybodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another.
There is oneglory of the sun, and anotherglory of the moon, and anotherglory of the stars; for stardiffers from star in glory.
426Soalso is the resurrection of the dead. It is sownb7a perishable body, it is raisedc8an imperishable body;
it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in 9glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
it is sown a 10naturalbody, it is raised a 11spiritualbody. If there is a naturalbody, there is also a spiritual body.
45Soalso it is written, "The first12MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVINGSOUL." The 13lastAdam became a 14life-givingspirit.
46However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
The firstman is 15from the earth, d16earthy; the secondman is from heaven.
As is the earthy, soalso are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, 17soalso are those who are heavenly.
49Just as we have 18borne the image of the earthy, ewe 19will alsobear the image of the heavenly.
50Now I saythis, brethren, that 20flesh and bloodcannot21inherit the kingdom of God; nor does fthe perishableinheritg22the imperishable.
51Behold, I tell you a 23mystery; we will not allsleep, but we will all be 24changed,
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the lasttrumpet; for 25the trumpet will sound, and 26the dead will be raisedhimperishable, and 27we will be changed.
For thisiperishablemustput on j28the imperishable, and this29mortal must put on immortality.
But whenthiskperishable will have put on lthe imperishable, and thismortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "30DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.
"31O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?"
The sting of 32death is sin, and 33the power of sin is the law;
but 34thanks be to God, who gives us the 35victorythrough our LordJesusChrist.
5836Therefore, my belovedbrethren, be steadfast, immovable, alwaysabounding in 37the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.