1 Corinthians 15:23

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But euery man in his owne order. Christ the first fruits, afterward they that are Christs, at his comming.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; then they that are Christ's, at his coming.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But every man in his right order: Christ the first-fruits; then those who are Christ's at his coming.
- Basic English Bible

But each in his own rank: [the] first-fruits, Christ; then those that are the Christ's at his coming.
- Darby Bible

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

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.
- Weymouth Bible

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

But ech man in his ordre; the firste fruit, Crist, afterward thei that ben of Crist, that bileueden in the comyng of Crist;
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:23


15:23 Afterward - The whole harvest. At the same time the wicked shall rise also. But they are not here taken into the account.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:23


1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order. In his own rank or division. Christ the first fruits. The first order or division of Christ. Afterward. The second division is "they that are Christ's", who will be raised at his coming. The time of the third division, the wicked, is not named but hinted at in the beginning of 1Co 15:24. See also Joh 5:28,29 This is what Paul teaches here.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 15

  • Levi
    vs. 27,28,29 no other comments on the fact that until Jesus delivers a perfect world back to the father, he is not under the subjection of the father. Which I believe indicates our prayers should be to Jesus, not just in Jesus name.
  • Angelica
    Hi Jeanie,
    When the bible refers to " sleeping"( in this context) it is referring to our bodies, not our spirits. Indeed, those who die in Christ before the rapture or second coming, go to paradise. This is ehat Jesus referred to thief on the cross. Also, in Luke 16, there is reference to this paradise ( a holding place until we r given new bodies in the likeness of Christ), called Abraham's Boso
  • Jeanie
    Have you guys noticed they talk about how people that are dead are sleeping again. They say that alot in almost every book in the bible how people who r dead are sleeping and waiting for christ to come again. Why are people being taught that we go to heaven or hell when that is not what it is teaching us. In revelatiion it said how the dead shall rise when christ comes. Were they not risen?
  • Pat-Prince Chudi
    in all challenges victory is sure at last.
  • Uchenna udenweze
    Without sowing there won't be germination, desire to be sown and die of sin so that u be raised and germinated into righteousness and incorruptible.
  • Gordon w. for verse 51
    Sit with a minister, elder body is God given from the start, each body of flesh, yet was God is concerned about in giving us the ability to choose or not is ours...did so out of love for us ...god is concerned about your soul as you should be also. Our bodies are just a compartment to carry our souls as it were, for when we die we go to the ground from where we were taken...biology shows us that we disenegrate there, yet your breathe of life is what makes you a living Soul in Gods eyes, each one has Gods notice and if he created us, he surely can re-create us ! Yet He promised this would happen when the time of his re-appearing shall come. That s why Christ the Son of God willingly gave His life, and more importantly, has Risen again in what ? SPIRIT ...to be with His Father in heaven....to show us from words in scripture he will do just that! Yet you realize that the dead are risen first by Christs own words! There are only a chosen few that God has called to his side that were still alive on earth. Nobody goes to heaven when they die. But it sounds nice too say and teach, God made us and he can re-Make us. There is so much more to this but it will have to wait.......please dont worry, about what kind of body God may give us, cause this is all we know, these bodies we have....imagine being a spirit though!! Wow...

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