1 Corinthians 15:45

“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And so it is written: The first man Adam was made a liuing soule, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So also it is written, "The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL. The last Adam {became} a life-giving spirit."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam `became' a life-giving spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And so it is said, The first man Adam was a living soul. The last Adam is a life-giving spirit.
- Basic English Bible

Thus also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul; the last Adam a quickening spirit.
- Darby Bible

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a vivifying spirit.
- Webster's Bible

In the same way also it is written, "The first man Adam became a living animal"; the last Adam is a life-giving Spirit.
- Weymouth Bible

So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
- World English Bible

as it is writun, The firste man Adam was maad in to a soule lyuynge, the laste Adam in to a spirit quykenynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

so also it hath been written, `The first man Adam became a living creature,' the last Adam [is] for a life-giving spirit,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:45


15:45 The first Adam was made a living soul - God gave him such life as other animals enjoy: but the last Adam, Christ, is a quickening spirit - As he hath life in himself, so he quickeneth whom he will; giving a more refined life to their very bodies at the resurrection. #Gen 2:7|


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:45


1Co 15:45 The first man Adam was made a living soul. See Ge 2:7. From him came our natural life. The last Adam, Christ, of whom Adam was a type. A living spirit. By giving life to the dead, and imparting spiritual existence.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 15

  • 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!
  • Love for Truth
    Amen verse 57 Victory in Jesus my savior forever He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood
  • 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!
  • Linda Lowen
    Steve morrow
    Excellent! You are Right On. Hold Fast that which is Good.

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