1 Corinthians 15:29-58 (New American Standard)

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29 Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them? 30 Why are we also 1in danger every hour? 31 I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, 2I die daily . 32 If afrom human motives I 3fought with wild beasts at 4Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, 5LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE. 33 6Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34 7Become sober-minded bas you ought, and stop sinning; for some have 8no knowledge of God. 9I speak this to your shame. 35 But 10someone will say, "How are 11the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?" 36 12You fool! That which you 13sow does not come to life unless it dies; 37 and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of csomething else. 38 But God gives it a body just as He wished, and 14to each of the seeds a body of its own. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. 42 15So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown d16a perishable body, it is raised e17an imperishable body; 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in 18glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a 19natural body, it is raised a 20spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So also it is written, "The first 21MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL." The 22last Adam became a 23life-giving spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. 47 The first man is 24from the earth, f25earthy; the second man is from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, 26so also are those who are heavenly. 49 Just as we have 27borne the image of the earthy, gwe 28will also bear the image of the heavenly.

The Mystery of Resurrection

50 Now I say this, brethren, that 29flesh and blood cannot 30inherit the kingdom of God; nor does hthe perishable inherit i31the imperishable. 51 Behold, I tell you a 32mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be 33changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for 34the trumpet will sound, and 35the dead will be raised jimperishable, and 36we will be changed. 53 For this kperishable must put on l37the imperishable, and this 38mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when this mperishable will have put on nthe imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "39DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. 55 "40O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?" 56 The sting of 41death is sin, and 42the power of sin is the law; 57 but 43thanks be to God, who gives us the 44victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 45Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in 46the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
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