I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood1 cannot inherit the kingdom of God,2 nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.351
Listen, I tell you a mystery:4 We will not all sleep,5 but we will all be changed6--
in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound,7 the dead8 will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
For the perishable9 must clothe itself with the imperishable,10 and the mortal with immortality.
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."a11