1 Corinthians 15:23
New International Version
But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.

New Living Translation
But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised as the first of the harvest; then all who belong to Christ will be raised when he comes back.

English Standard Version
But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.

Berean Study Bible
But each in his own turn: Christ the firstfruits; then at His coming, those who belong to Him.

Berean Literal Bible
But each in the own order: Christ the firstfruit, then those of Christ at His coming,

King James Bible
But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

New King James Version
But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.

New American Standard Bible
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming,

NASB 1995
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming,

NASB 1977
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming,

Amplified Bible
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ’s [own will be resurrected with incorruptible, immortal bodies] at His coming.

Christian Standard Bible
But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; afterward, at his coming, those who belong to Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; afterward, at His coming, those who belong to Christ.

American Standard Version
But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; then they that are Christ's, at his coming.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Each person in his order; The Messiah was the first fruits; after this, those who are The Messiah's at his arrival.

Contemporary English Version
But we must each wait our turn. Christ was the first to be raised to life, and his people will be raised to life when he returns.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But every one in his own order: the firstfruits Christ, then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming.

English Revised Version
But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; then they that are Christ's, at his coming.

Good News Translation
But each one will be raised in proper order: Christ, first of all; then, at the time of his coming, those who belong to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This will happen to each person in his own turn. Christ is the first, then at his coming, those who belong to him [will be made alive].

International Standard Version
However, this will happen to each person in the proper order: first the Messiah, then those who belong to the Messiah when he comes.

Literal Standard Version
and each in his proper order: Christ, a first-fruit, afterward those who are the Christ’s in His coming,

NET Bible
But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to him.

New Heart English Bible
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ's, at his coming.

Weymouth New Testament
But this will happen to each in the right order--Christ having been the first to rise, and afterwards Christ's people rising at His return.

World English Bible
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ's, at his coming.

Young's Literal Translation
and each in his proper order, a first-fruit Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ's, in his presence,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Order of Resurrection
22For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23But each in his own turn: Christ the firstfruits; then at His coming, those who belong to Him. 24Then the end will come, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority, and power.…

Cross References
Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man will come in His Father's glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.

Matthew 16:28
Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."

Acts 26:23
that the Christ would suffer, and as the first to rise from the dead, would proclaim light to our people and to the Gentiles."

1 Corinthians 3:23
and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.

1 Corinthians 6:14
By His power God raised the Lord from the dead, and He will raise us also.

1 Corinthians 15:20
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:52
in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

Philippians 3:11
and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

1 Thessalonians 2:19
After all, who is our hope, our joy, our crown of boasting, if it is not you yourselves in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise.

Revelation 1:5
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood,


Treasury of Scripture

But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

every.

1 Corinthians 15:20
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

Isaiah 26:19
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep…

they.

1 Corinthians 3:23
And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

2 Corinthians 10:7
Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.

Galatians 3:29
And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.









(23) But every man in his own order.--Or, literally, in his own troop. There is to be a sequence in the resurrection of the dead, and St. Paul explains this by the three groups:--(1) Christ Himself, the firstfruits; (2) the faithful in Christ at His coming; (3) all the rest of mankind at the end, when the final judgment takes place. The interval between these latter two, as to its duration, or where or how it will be spent, is not spoken of here. The only point the Apostle has to treat of is the order of the resurrection. (See 1Thessalonians 4:13; 1Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 20)

Verse 23. - In his own order. The word in classic Greek means "a cohort." Here it must either mean "rank" or be used as in St. Clement ('Ad. Corinthians,' 1:37), in the sense of "order of succession." They that are Christ's. "The dead in Christ" (1 Thessalonians 4:16). At his coming. The word here used for the second Advent is Parousia, which means literally, presence. It is implied (apparently) both here and in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Revelation 20:5, that there shall be an interval - how long or how short we do not know - between this resurrection of the just and the final resurrection. But all the details are left dim and vague.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

each
Ἕκαστος (Hekastos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[his]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

own
ἰδίῳ (idiō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

turn:
τάγματι (tagmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5001: Rank, division, an ordered series. From tasso; something orderly in arrangement, i.e. a series or succession.

Christ
Χριστός (Christos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

[the] firstfruits;
ἀπαρχὴ (aparchē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 536: From a compound of apo and archomai; a beginning of sacrifice, i.e. The first-fruit.

then
ἔπειτα (epeita)
Adverb
Strong's 1899: Then, thereafter, afterwards. From epi and eita; thereafter.

at
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

coming,
παρουσίᾳ (parousia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3952: From the present participle of pareimi; a being near, i.e. Advent; physically, aspect.

those
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

who belong to
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[Him].
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.


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