1 Corinthians 15:35–58
35 But someone will say, “How are the dead raised? What kind of body will they have when they come?” 36 Foolish one! What you sow does not come to life u unless it dies. 37 And as for what you sow—you are not sowing the future body, but only a seed, v perhaps of wheat or another grain. 38 But God gives it a body as He wants, w and to each of the seeds its own body. 39 Not all flesh x is the same flesh; there is one flesh for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. 40 There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the splendor y of the heavenly bodies is different from that of the earthly ones. 41 There is a splendor of the sun, another of the moon, and another of the stars; for one star differs from another star in splendor. 42 So it is with the resurrection of the dead:
Sown in corruption, raised in incorruption; z
sown in weakness, raised in power; c
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: The first man Adam became a living being; d e the last Adam f became a life-giving Spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, then the spiritual.
and made of dust; g
the second man is h from heaven.
so are those who are made of dust;
like the heavenly man,
so are those who are heavenly. i
the image j of the man made of dust,
we will also bear
the image of the heavenly man. k
We will not all fall asleep,
but we will all be changed,
at the last trumpet. n
For the trumpet will sound,
and the dead will be raised incorruptible,
and we will be changed.
53 For this corruptible must be clothed o
with incorruptibility, p
and this mortal must be clothed
and this mortal is clothed
then the saying that is written will take place:
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory x
through our Lord Jesus Christ!
58 Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, y knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.