The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.
“ He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.
Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.”
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
“In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, ‘The Lord our righteousness.’
“ Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “ God with us.”
And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.
for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.”
The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)—
So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
(Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth?
By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.