43It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in
weakness; it is raised in power:
44It is sown
a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening
46Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual,
but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption
51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We
shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.
53For this corruptible must
put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought
to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the
Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.