1 Corinthians 15:35-57 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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35 But someone will say, "How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?" 35 But someone may ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?"
36 Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies. 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain--perhaps wheat or some other grain. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else.
38 But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.
39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds. 39 All flesh is not the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another.
40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.
41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;
43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 43 it is sown in dishonor, it 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. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 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 And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 45 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.
47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.
48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. 49 And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed-- 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed--
52 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 shall be changed. 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.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory." 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."
55 "O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?" 55 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"
56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.