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

  • I AM
    For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son: because he is the Son of man. For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice: Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them.
  • I AM
    And they that have done good heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies that have done evil beheld them. But woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.
  • BSP
    This verse assures us that the work we do in God's name will never be in vain.
  • ELDER EARL WRIGHT
    keeping yourself in the will of God for you,staying Holy,and free from all sins!!.bringing people into a relationship with Jesus,Love everyone,with all your Heart,mind,and Spirit,and to know your reward is waiting for you in Heaven!!!!
  • Lilian
    Be steadfast unmoveable always abounding in the work for our Lord. For as much as we know that the Labour are not in vain in the Lord.
    Thank you Jesus for the Blood that you shed for us I will praise you and worship you alone amen hallelujah
  • RbnlovesJesus
    Jim, where does this say in the bible, All who are Christ's when they die their spirits all go to glory until the Resurrection and the dead lifeless body
    rests in the ground without the soul in it and we will be given a new body. We also will be able to recognize one another from the old body.

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