But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
ContextThe Order of Resurrection
20But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. 21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 24Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27For he has put all things under his feet. But when he said all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28And when all things shall be subdued to him, then shall the Son also himself be subject to him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 29Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? 30And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? 31I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our LORD, I die daily. 32If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantages it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die. 33Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 34Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; then they that are Christ's, at his coming.
But every one in his own order: the firstfruits Christ, then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming.
Darby Bible Translation
But each in his own rank: the first-fruits, Christ; then those that are the Christ's at his coming.
King James Bible
But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
Young's Literal Translation
and each in his proper order, a first-fruit Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ's, in his presence,