1 Corinthians 15:46
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New International Version
The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.

New Living Translation
What comes first is the natural body, then the spiritual body comes later.

English Standard Version
But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual.

Berean Study Bible
The spiritual, however, was not first, but the natural, and then the spiritual.

Berean Literal Bible
However, the spiritual was not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.

New American Standard Bible
However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.

King James Bible
Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, then the spiritual.

International Standard Version
The spiritual does not come first, but the physical does, and then comes the spiritual.

NET Bible
However, the spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and then the spiritual.

New Heart English Bible
However that which is spiritual is not first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the first was not spiritual, but the animal, and then the spiritual.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The spiritual does not come first, but the physical and then the spiritual.

New American Standard 1977
However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Howbeit the spiritual is not first, but the natural; and afterward, that which is spiritual.

King James 2000 Bible
But that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

American King James Version
However, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

American Standard Version
Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; then that which is spiritual.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; afterwards that which is spiritual.

Darby Bible Translation
But that which is spiritual [was] not first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual:

English Revised Version
Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; then that which is spiritual.

Webster's Bible Translation
However, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

Weymouth New Testament
Nevertheless, it is not what is spiritual that came first, but what is animal; what is spiritual came afterwards.

World English Bible
However that which is spiritual isn't first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual.

Young's Literal Translation
but that which is spiritual is not first, but that which was natural, afterwards that which is spiritual.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:35-50 1. How are the dead raised up? that is, by what means? How can they be raised? 2. As to the bodies which shall rise. Will it be with the like shape, and form, and stature, and members, and qualities? The former objection is that of those who opposed the doctrine, the latter of curious doubters. To the first the answer is, This was to be brought about by Divine power; that power which all may see does somewhat like it, year after year, in the death and revival of the corn. It is foolish to question the Almighty power of God to raise the dead, when we see it every day quickening and reviving things that are dead. To the second inquiry; The grain undergoes a great change; and so will the dead, when they rise and live again. The seed dies, though a part of it springs into new life, though how it is we cannot fully understand. The works of creation and providence daily teach us to be humble, as well as to admire the Creator's wisdom and goodness. There is a great variety among other bodies, as there is among plants. There is a variety of glory among heavenly bodies. The bodies of the dead, when they rise, will be fitted for the heavenly bodies. The bodies of the dead, when they rise, will be fitted for the heavenly state; and there will be a variety of glories among them. Burying the dead, is like committing seed to the earth, that it may spring out of it again. Nothing is more loathsome than a dead body. But believers shall at the resurrection have bodies, made fit to be for ever united with spirits made perfect. To God all things are possible. He is the Author and Source of spiritual life and holiness, unto all his people, by the supply of his Holy Spirit to the soul; and he will also quicken and change the body by his Spirit. The dead in Christ shall not only rise, but shall rise thus gloriously changed. The bodies of the saints, when they rise again, will be changed. They will be then glorious and spiritual bodies, fitted to the heavenly world and state, where they are ever afterwards to dwell. The human body in its present form, and with its wants and weaknesses, cannot enter or enjoy the kingdom of God. Then let us not sow to the flesh, of which we can only reap corruption. And the body follows the state of the soul. He, therefore, who neglects the life of the soul, casts away his present good; he who refuses to live to God, squanders all he has.
Study Bible
The Resurrection Body
45So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being;” the last Adam a life-giving spirit. 46The spiritual, however, was not first, but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man from heaven.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 2:14
The natural man does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

1 Corinthians 15:45
So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being;" the last Adam a life-giving spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man from heaven.
Treasury of Scripture

However, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

that which is natural.

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body …

Ephesians 4:22-24 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, …

Colossians 3:9,10 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man …

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