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1 Corinthians 15:48

48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven.

Read 1 Corinthians 15:48 Using Other Translations

As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.
Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like the heavenly man.

What does 1 Corinthians 15:48 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Corinthians 15:48

As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy
As was Adam's body, so are the bodies of those that descend from him; they are houses of clay, earthly houses of this tabernacle, which rise out of the earth, are maintained by the things of it, and return to it again:

and as is the heavenly, such are,
or will be

they also that are heavenly;
as is the glorious and spiritual body of Christ, the Lord from heaven, as that now is in heaven, and will be when he descends from thence; so will be the bodies of them that are heavenly, that are heaven born souls now, are partakers of the heavenly calling, and whose conversation is in heaven; and who, in the resurrection morn, will have heavenly, spiritual, and glorious bodies, like unto Christ's: so Philo F8 the Jew on those words, "and man became a living soul", has this note;

``there are two kinds of men, for the one is "the heavenly man", and the other is "earthy"; the heavenly man is he, who is made after the image of God, incorruptible, and wholly devoid of earthy substance; the earthy is made of seminal matter, which is called the ground.''


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Leg. Allegor. l. 1. p. 46.
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