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

  • Craig
    Paul preach the gospel of grace.
  • William S
    He was never talking about dead people being raises he was talking about the seed that dies.remeber I die daily. Your not quickened except you die. Dead to sin. Dead Do u understand it is a mystery .
  • Linda
    Its a Lot to digest, then I thought after I thought that, that it makes sense because we are being fed the Word of God when we read the Word. What do you think? Anyone? This Chapter says so much. Paul had a conversion to Jesus like many have not experienced as far as we know. I love that we shall be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of and eye. I am so thankful for Jesus. Thank the Lord!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Note the mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
  • A disciple
    "But why were some too dull to make sure they had Oil for their Lamps?" Its not merely wearing the decorations and ornaments of a Christian costume that will either enable us to endure to the end, or be eventually welcomed into the Wedding Feast of the Lamb; but the intelligence to rightly use what has been provided us, and the holy diligence to REALLY MAKE SURE WE'RE READY FOR HIS COMING!
  • A disciple
    "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." The greatness and generosity of God is more than any of us will ever understand. As it says in the Psalms, His understanding is infinite i.e. There is no number! Yet we must make sure our calling and election is in the same Spirit as His holiness and love of righteousness and truth that cannot abide a character unfit for His presence and fellowship. He has made every possible provision for our salvation and safe arrival home to Himself after our time here. So what then was the difference between the wise and the foolish virgins? They all were called, and all had the Wedding Garments and Lamps! But why were some too dull to make sure they had Oil for their Lamps? Why sit there waiting like an idiot with no oil for your Lamp? Do you just want to carry a useless lantern, while your hands could be freed up to carry other things? Better make sure how important this Wedding, and the Bridegroom really is to you or don't waste your time!

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