1 Corinthians 15:53

53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

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1 Corinthians 15:53 in Other Translations

KJV
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
ESV
53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.
NLT
53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
MSG
53 In the resurrection scheme of things, this has to happen: everything perishable taken off the shelves and replaced by the imperishable, this mortal replaced by the immortal.
CSB
53 Because this corruptible must be clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal must be clothed with immortality.

1 Corinthians 15:53 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 15:53

For this corruptible must put on incorruption
The apostle returns to what he had before asserted, concerning the necessity of an alteration in the qualities of bodies, in order to the enjoyment of the heavenly state; showing, that the selfsame body the saints now have, for he seems to point with his finger to his own, and which are incorruptible ones, shall and must be clothed with incorruption:

and this mortal must put on immortality;
the body that now is mortal, must become immortal; it must put off its rags of mortality, and be clothed with the shining robes of immortality; and which must be done, either by first dying, and then rising from the dead; or by undergoing alive a quick and sudden change, which will at once remove all corruption and mortality; see:

``He answered and said unto me, These be they that have put off the mortal clothing, and put on the immortal, and have confessed the name of God: now are they crowned, and receive palms.'' (2 Esdras 2:45)

1 Corinthians 15:53 In-Context

51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all 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 the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
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 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 42,50,54
  • 2. 2 Corinthians 5:2,4
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