Foolish man! the seed you yourself sow has no life given to it unless it first dies;
and as for what you sow, it is not the plant which is to be that you are sowing, but a bare grain, of wheat (it may be) or of something else, and God gives it a body as He has seen fit,
and to each kind of seed a body of its own.
All flesh is not the same: there is human flesh, and flesh of cattle, of birds, and of fishes.
There are bodies which are celestial and there are bodies which are earthly, but the glory of the celestial ones is one thing, and that of the earthly ones is another.
There is one glory of the sun, another of the moon, and another of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.
It is the same with the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in a state of decay, it is raised free from decay;
it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
an animal body is sown, a spiritual body is raised. As surely as there is an animal body, so there is also a spiritual body.
In the same way also it is written, "The first man Adam became a living animal"; the last Adam is a life-giving Spirit.
Nevertheless, it is not what is spiritual that came first, but what is animal; what is spiritual came afterwards.