1 Corinthians 15:46

“Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Corinthians 15:46

Howbeit that was not first which is spirituall: but that which is naturall, and afterward that which is spirituall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; then that which is spiritual.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But that which is natural comes before that which is of the spirit.
- Basic English Bible

But that which is spiritual [was] not first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual:
- Darby Bible

However, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
- Webster's Bible

Nevertheless, it is not what is spiritual that came first, but what is animal; what is spiritual came afterwards.
- Weymouth Bible

However that which is spiritual isn't first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual.
- World English Bible

But the firste is not that that is spiritual, but that that is beestlich, aftirward that that is spiritual.
- Wycliffe Bible

but that which is spiritual [is] not first, but that which [was] natural, afterwards that which [is] spiritual.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Corinthians 15:46

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:46


15:44 It is sown in this world a merely animal body - Maintained by food, sleep, and air, like the bodies of brutes: but it is raised of a more refined contexture, needing none of these animal refreshments, and endued with qualities of a spiritual nature, like the angels of God.

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|

15:47 The first man was from the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven - The first man, being from the earth, is subject to corruption and dissolution, like the earth from which he came. The second man - St. Paul could not so well say, Is from heaven, heavenly: because, though man owes it to the earth that he is earthy, yet the Lord does not owe his glory to heaven. He himself made the heavens, and by descending from thence showed himself to us as the Lord. Christ was not the second man in order of time; but in this respect, that as Adam was a public person, who acted in the stead of all mankind, so was Christ. As Adam was the first general representative of men, Christ was the second and the last. And what they severally did, terminated not in themselves, but affected all whom they represented.

15:48 They that are earthy - Who continue without any higher principle. They that are heavenly - Who receive a divine principle from heaven.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:46


1Co 15:46 Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual. The first Adam came before the second Adam. But that which is natural. The natural body which proceeds from the first Adam is our tabernacle first. Afterward that which is spiritual. After this life comes the "spiritual body", which the second Adam gives.

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