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1 Corinthians 15:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; then they that are Christ's, at his coming.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But each in his own rank: [the] first-fruits, Christ; then those that are the Christ's at his coming.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, each, in his own rank:—A firstfruit, Christ, after that, they who are the Christ's, in his presence,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and each in his proper order, a first-fruit Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ's, in his presence,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But every one in his own order: the firstfruits, Christ: then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But euery man in his owne order. Christ the first fruits, afterward they that are Christs, at his comming.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— every one in his order: the first-fruits was the Meshiha; afterward they who are of the Meshiha at his coming.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— every one in his order; the Messiah was the first-fruits; afterwards, they that are the Messiah's, at his coming.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
every man 1538
{1538} Prime
ἕκαστος
hekastos
{hek'-as-tos}
As if a superlative of ἕκας [[hekas]] (afar); each or every.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
his own 2398
{2398} Prime
ἴδιος
idios
{id'-ee-os}
Of uncertain affinity; pertaining to self, that is, one's own; by implication private or separate.
order: 5001
{5001} Prime
τάγμα
tagma
{tag'-mah}
From G5021; something orderly in arrangement (a troop), that is, (figuratively) a series or succession.
Christ 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
the firstfruits; 536
{0536} Prime
ἀπαρχή
aparche
{ap-ar-khay'}
From a compound of G0575 and G0756; a beginning of sacrifice, that is, the (Jewish) first fruit (figuratively).
afterward 1899
{1899} Prime
ἔπειτα
epeita
{ep'-i-tah}
From G1909 and G1534; thereafter.
they x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
that are y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Christ's 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
at 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
his y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
coming. 3952
{3952} Prime
παρουσία
parousia
{par-oo-see'-ah}
From the present participle of G3918; a being near, that is, advent (often, return; specifically of Christ to punish Jerusalem, or finally the wicked); (by implication) physical aspect.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 15:23

_ _ But every man in his own order — rather, “rank”: the Greek is not in the abstract, but concrete: image from troops, “each in his own regiment.” Though all shall rise again, let not any think all shall be saved; nay, each shall have his proper place, Christ first (Colossians 1:18), and after Him the godly who die in Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16), in a separate band from the ungodly, and then “the end,” that is, the resurrection of the rest of the dead. Christian churches, ministers, and individuals seem about to be judged first “at His coming” (Matthew 25:1-30); then “all the nations” (Matthew 25:31-46). Christ’s own flock shall share His glory “at His coming,” which is not to be confounded with “the end,” or general judgment (Revelation 20:4-6, Revelation 20:11-15). The latter is not in this chapter specially discussed, but only the first resurrection, namely, that of the saints: not even the judgment of Christian hollow professors (Matthew 25:1-30) at His coming, is handled, but only the glory of them “that are Christ’s,” who alone in the highest sense “obtain the resurrection from the dead” (Luke 14:14; Luke 20:35, Luke 20:36; Philippians 3:11; see on Philippians 3:11). The second coming of Christ is not a mere point of time, but a period beginning with the resurrection of the just at His appearing, and ending with the general judgment. The ground of the universal resurrection is the union of all mankind in nature with Christ, their representative Head, who has done away with death, by His own death in their stead: the ground of the resurrection of believers is not merely this, but their personal union with Him as their “Life” (Colossians 3:4), effected causatively by the Holy Spirit, and instrumentally by faith as the subjective, and by ordinances as the objective means.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:20-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 15:23

Afterward — The whole harvest. At the same time the wicked shall rise also. But they are not here taken into the account.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 15:23

(13) But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

(13) He does two things together: for he shows that the resurrection is in such sort common to Christ with all his members, that nonetheless he far surpasses them, both in time (for he was the first that rose again from the dead) and also in honour, because from him and in him is all our life and glory. Then by this occasion he passes to the next argument.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
every:

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead [men] shall live, [together with] my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew [is as] the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. ... Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

they:

1 Corinthians 3:23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.
2 Corinthians 10:7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he [is] Christ's, even so [are] we Christ's.
Galatians 3:29 And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
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"Every man in his own order".
This is quite revealing about the order of The Resurrection.....First fruits is more than one..so not just Jesus....yet the first born from the dead yet .."Thy dead men shall live together with My dead body they shall arise". so the first fruits would be those who were raised with Jesus Christ when the rocks were split and the veil was rent and many bodies of the Saints and they
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