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.

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1 Corinthians 15:48 in Other Translations

KJV
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
ESV
48 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.
NLT
48 Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like the heavenly man.
MSG
48 The First Man was made out of earth, and people since then are earthy; the Second Man was made out of heaven, and people now can be heavenly.
CSB
48 Like the man made of dust, so are those who are made of dust; like the heavenly man, so are those who are heavenly.

1 Corinthians 15:48 Meaning and Commentary

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.

1 Corinthians 15:48 In-Context

46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.
47 The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven.
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.
49 And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man.
50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Philippians 3:20,21
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