1 Corinthians 15:47

“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The first man is of the earth, earthy: The second man is the Lord from heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The first man is from the earth, and of the earth: the second man is from heaven.
- Basic English Bible

the first man out of [the] earth, made of dust; the second man, out of heaven.
- Darby Bible

The first man is from the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
- Webster's Bible

The first man is a man of earth, earthy; the second man is from Heaven.
- Weymouth Bible

The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Lord from heaven.
- World English Bible

The firste man of erthe is ertheli; the secounde man of heuene is heuenelich.
- Wycliffe Bible

The first man [is] out of the earth, earthy; the second man [is] the Lord out of heaven;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:47


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:47


1Co 15:47 The first man [is] from the earth. Was fashioned out of the earth (Ge 2:7).

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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