1 Corinthians 15:46
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English Standard Version
But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and 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.

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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Not first - spiritual - natural

A general principle, illustrated everywhere in human history, that the lower life precedes the higher.

1 Corinthians 15:46 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that which is natural.

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed...

Ephesians 4:22-24 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts...

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

Cross References
1 Corinthians 2:14
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

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

1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.

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