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 15:47

  • One way to worship Jesus Christ as our source of life is to look above earth's trials for our answers as we dwell on all that is lovely and pure and of good report. We must allow Him to complete the good work He has begun in us as we get out of the way, major on Him and His ways, and be simple concerning the ways of evil. When we focus on Grace Himself and not the fallen tendencies inherent in the race of the first Adam, we rise in obedience to the God of Peace who swiftly crushes s. beneath our feet!

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