1 Corinthians 15:47
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New International Version
The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven.

New Living Translation
Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, the second man, came from heaven.

English Standard Version
The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.

New American Standard Bible
The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.

King James Bible
The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The first man was from the earth and made of dust; the second man is from heaven.

International Standard Version
The first man came from the dust of the earth; the second man came from heaven.

NET Bible
The first man is from the earth, made of dust; the second man is from heaven.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The first man was dust from the ground; The second man, THE LORD JEHOVAH from Heaven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The first man was made from the dust of the earth. He came from the earth. The second man came from heaven.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord of heaven.

King James 2000 Bible
The first man is of the earth, made of dust: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

American King James Version
The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

American Standard Version
The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The first man was of the earth, earthly: the second man, from heaven, heavenly.

Darby Bible Translation
the first man out of [the] earth, made of dust; the second man, out of heaven.

English Revised Version
The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
The first man is from the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
The first man is a man of earth, earthy; the second man is from Heaven.

World English Bible
The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Lord from heaven.

Young's Literal Translation
The first man is out of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord out of heaven;
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 47. - Earthy. Made of" the dust of the ground" (Genesis 2:7). Is the Lord from heaven. The words "the Lord" are a gloss, not found in א, B, C, D, E, F, G. The verse remarkably resembles John 3:31, and probably oral reminiscences of our Lord's discourses were current among the apostles long before the Gospels were written. Tertullian attributes the insertion of "the Lord" to Marcion.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The first man is of the earth, earthy,.... He was formed out of the earth, Genesis 2:7 and the word there used signifies red earth. Josephus (c) observes, that the first man was called Adam, which in the Hebrew tongue signifies red, because he was made out of red earth; for such, adds he, is the true and virgin earth: Pausanias (d) makes mention of a clay, which is not the colour of earth, but like the sand of brooks and rivers; and gives a smell very near to that of the skin, or body of men; and which is said to be the remains of that clay, out of which all mankind was made: but be that as it will, Adam was certainly made out of the earth, and had his habitation and abode assigned him in the garden of Eden, and was made to cultivate and till it; his lordship and dominion, at most and best, only extended to the terraqueous globe, and the creatures in it; and having sinned, he was not only thrust out of the garden to till the ground out of which he was taken, but doomed to return to the dust from whence he came; and whose sin and fall had such an influence on him and his posterity, as to make their souls sensual and earthly, to mind, affect, and cleave unto earthly things:

the second man is the Lord from heaven; as Adam was the first man, Christ is the second man; and these two are spoken of, as it they were the only two men in the world; because as the former was the head and representative of all his natural posterity, so the latter is the head and representative of all his spiritual offspring: and he is "the Lord from heaven"; in distinction from the first man, who was of the earth, and whose lordship reached only to the earth; whereas Christ is Lord of all, not only Lord of lords below, but Lord of angels and saints above; the whole family in heaven and in earth is named of him; and he has all power in heaven and in earth, and a name above every name in this world, and that to come, and is indeed higher than the heavens: this is not to be understood of his human nature, or of his human body, as if that came down from heaven, and passed through the virgin, as some heretics of old said, as water through a pipe; for though it was conceived and formed in a miraculous manner, under the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost from on high, yet was formed out of the matter and substance of the virgin, and so was of the earth; and was indeed an earthly body, supported by earthly means, and at last returned to the earth, and was interred in it: but it is to be understood either of Christ as a divine person, as the Son of God, as Lord of all, coming down from heaven at his incarnation; not by local motion, or change of place, but by assumption of the human nature into union with him, the Lord from heaven; or rather of him as he shall descend from heaven, as the Lord and Judge of all at the last day, when he will come in his glorious, spiritual, and heavenly body; and raise the righteous dead, and fashion their bodies like his own; when what follows will have its full accomplishment. The Cabalistic doctors among the Jews often speak (e) of , "the superior man", and , "the inferior man"; and in their Cabalistic table (f), in the sixth "sephirah", or number, they place the man from above, the heavenly Adam; and, in one of their writings (g), have these remarkable words,

"anynt Mdaw hale Mda Nam, "who is the supreme man and the second man", but of whom it is said, Proverbs 30:4 "what is his name, and what is his son's name?" what is his name? this is the supreme man; what is his son's name? this is the inferior man; and both of them are intimated in that Scripture, Exodus 3:13 "and they shall say unto me, what is his name? what shall I say?"''

Some copies, and the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions; leave out the word "Lord", and add the word "heavenly", reading the clause thus, "the second man from heaven, heavenly".

(c) Antiqu. l. 1. c. 1. sect. 2.((d) Phocica, sive l. 10. p. 615. (e) Raziel, fol. 26. 1. & 31. 1. & 33. 1. Tzeror Hammor, fol. 1. 4. (f) In Cabala Denudata, par. 2. p. 9. (g) Zohar in Gen. fol. 39. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

47. of the earth—inasmuch as being sprung from the earth, he is "earthy" (Ge 2:7; 3:19, "dust thou art"); that is, not merely earthly or born upon the earth, but terrene, or of earth; literally, "of heaped earth" or clay. "Adam" means red earth.

the Lord—omitted in the oldest manuscripts and versions.

from heaven—(Joh 3:13, 31). Humanity in Christ is generic. In Him man is impersonated in his true ideal as God originally designed him. Christ is the representative man, the federal head of redeemed man.

1 Corinthians 15:47 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Resurrection Body
46However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. 47The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. 48As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly.…
Cross References
Genesis 2:7
Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Genesis 3:19
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."

John 3:31
The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.

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

2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
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The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

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

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed …

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to …

John 3:13,31 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from …

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, …

the Lord.

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: …

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, …

Luke 1:16,17 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God…

Luke 2:11 For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which …

John 3:12,13,31 If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall …

John 6:33 For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives …

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace …

Ephesians 4:9-11 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

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