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1 Corinthians 15:20-57 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.
25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
27 For "God has put all things in subjection under his feet." But when it says, "all things are put in subjection," it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 27 For he "has put everything under his feet." Now when it says that "everything" has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.
28 When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.
29 Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf? 29 Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?
30 Why are we in danger every hour? 30 And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour?
31 I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day! 31 I die every day--I mean that, brothers--just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord.
32 What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die." 32 If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus for merely human reasons, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals." 33 Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
34 Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. 34 Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God--I say this to your shame.
35 But someone will ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?" 35 But someone may ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?"
36 You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else.
38 But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.
39 For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. 39 All flesh is not the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another.
40 There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies 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. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.
42 So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;
43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. 43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
45 Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being";the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 45 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.
47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.
48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.
49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven. 49 And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.
50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed--
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory." 54 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."
55 "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" 55 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.