1 Corinthians 15:22
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New International Version
For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

New Living Translation
Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life.

English Standard Version
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

New American Standard Bible
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

King James Bible
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

International Standard Version
For as in Adam all die, so also in the Messiah will all be made alive.

NET Bible
For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For just as by Adam all people die, in this way also by The Messiah they all live;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As everyone dies because of Adam, so also everyone will be made alive because of Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For as in Adam all die, even so in the Christ shall all be made alive.

King James 2000 Bible
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

American King James Version
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

American Standard Version
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.

Darby Bible Translation
For as in the Adam all die, thus also in the Christ all shall be made alive.

English Revised Version
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

Webster's Bible Translation
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Weymouth New Testament
For just as through Adam all die, so also through Christ all will be made alive again.

World English Bible
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

Young's Literal Translation
for even as in Adam all die, so also in the Christ all shall be made alive,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:20-34 All that are by faith united to Christ, are by his resurrection assured of their own. As through the sin of the first Adam, all men became mortal, because all had from him the same sinful nature, so, through the resurrection of Christ, shall all who are made to partake of the Spirit, and the spiritual nature, revive, and live for ever. There will be an order in the resurrection. Christ himself has been the first-fruits; at his coming, his redeemed people will be raised before others; at the last the wicked will rise also. Then will be the end of this present state of things. Would we triumph in that solemn and important season, we must now submit to his rule, accept his salvation, and live to his glory. Then shall we rejoice in the completion of his undertaking, that God may receive the whole glory of our salvation, that we may for ever serve him, and enjoy his favour. What shall those do, who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Perhaps baptism is used here in a figure, for afflictions, sufferings, and martyrdom, as Mt 20:22,23. What is, or will become of those who have suffered many and great injuries, and have even lost their lives, for this doctrine of the resurrection, if the dead rise not at all? Whatever the meaning may be, doubtless the apostle's argument was understood by the Corinthians. And it is as plain to us that Christianity would be a foolish profession, if it proposed advantage to themselves by their faithfulness to God; and to have our fruit to holiness, that our end may be everlasting life. But we must not live like beasts, as we do not die like them. It must be ignorance of God that leads any to disbelieve the resurrection and future life. Those who own a God and a providence, and observe how unequal things are in the present life, how frequently the best men fare worst, cannot doubt as to an after-state, where every thing will be set to rights. Let us not be joined with ungodly men; but warn all around us, especially children and young persons, to shun them as a pestilence. Let us awake to righteousness, and not sin.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - As in Adam all die. All of us partake of Adam's nature, and are therefore liable to the death which that nature incurred as the law and condition of its humanity. In Christ shall all be made alive. It is St. Paul's invariable habit to isolate his immediate subject; to think and to treat of one topic at a time. He is not here thinking directly and immediately of the resurrection in general. In this verse, writing to Christians who are "in Christ," he is only thinking and speaking of the resurrection of those who are "in Christ." That any can be nominally "in Christ," yet not really so, is a fact which is not at present under his cognizance; still less is he thinking of the world in general. In other words, he is here dealing with "the resurrection of life" alone, and not also with the "resurrection of judgment" (John 5:26-29). Still, as far as his words alone are concerned, it is so impossible to understand the phrase, "shall all be made alive," of a resurrection to endless torments, that his language at least suggests the conclusion that "the principle which has come to actuality in Christ is of sufficient energy to quicken all men for the resurrection to the blessed life" (Baur, 'Life of St. Paul,' 2:219).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For as in Adam all die,.... The apostle here shows who he meant in the former verse, by the one man the cause of death, and by the other the author of the resurrection of the dead, and that he intended Adam and Christ; all men were in Adam seminally, as the common parent of human nature, in such sense as Levi was in the loins of Abraham when Melchizedek met him, and in him paid tithes unto him; and they were all in him representatively, he being the federal head of all his posterity, and so a type and figure of Christ that was to come; and being in him, they all sinned in him, and so died in him, the sentence of death passed on them in him; they became subject to a corporeal death, which has ever since reigned over mankind, even over infants, such who have not sinned after the similitude of his transgression; this was the doctrine of the Jewish church; See Gill on Romans 5:12, to which may be added one testimony more; says (g) one of their writers,

"by the means of the first Adam , "death was inflicted by way of punishment on all":''

even so in Christ shall all be made alive: not made spiritually alive, for Christ quickens whom he will; not all in this sense, some die in their sins; nor are all entitled to an eternal life; for though Christ has a power to give it, yet only to those whom the Father has given to him; it is true indeed, that all that are in Christ, chosen in him and united to him, are made alive by him, and have the gift of eternal life through him; but the apostle is not speaking of such a life, but of a corporeal one: to be quickened or made alive, is with the Jews, and other eastern nations, a phrase of the same signification with being raised from the dead, and as the context here shows; and not to be understood of the resurrection of all men, for though there will be a resurrection of the just and unjust, yet the one will be the resurrection of life, and the other the resurrection of damnation; now it is of the former the apostle here speaks, and expresses by being made alive: and the sense is, that as all that were in Adam, all that belonged to him, all his natural seed and posterity, all to whom he was a federal head, died in him, became mortal, and subject to death through him; so all that are in Christ, that belong to him, who are his spiritual seed and offspring, to whom he is a covenant head, and representative, shall be raised to an immortal life by him; or as all the elect of God died in Adam, so shall they all be quickened, or raised to life in and by Christ.

(g) Baal Hatturim in Dent. iii. 26.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. in Adam all—in union of nature with Adam, as representative head of mankind in their fall.

in Christ … all—in union of nature with Christ, the representative head of mankind in their recovery. The life brought in by Christ is co-extensive with the death brought in by Adam.

1 Corinthians 15:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Order of Resurrection
21For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming,…
Cross References
Romans 5:12
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned--

Romans 5:14
Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.
Treasury of Scripture

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

in Adam.

1 Corinthians 15:45-49 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; …

Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not …

Genesis 3:6,19 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that …

John 5:21-29 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so …

Romans 5:12-21 Why, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; …

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