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

  • Jeremy
    I agree totally PRAISE JESUS !
  • Pat-Prince Chudi
    in all challenges victory is sure at last.
  • Rhonda L. for verse 51
    All shall not sleep but all will change seems to mean that upon the return of the true Christ those who are still living will see him as we are transferred into a spiritual form. Even though are bodies are not buried we still enter a new life for we shall be just like him, which is Christ and see him just as he is. Amen
  • 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.
  • Rosie Lawson Poole
    Adam and Eve were the very first of mankind
  • 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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