Psalms 148; Psalms 149; Psalms 150; 1 Corinthians 15:29-58

Viewing Multiple Passages

Psalms 148

1 Praise the Lord. Praise the LORD from the heavens. Praise him in the heavens above.
2 Praise him, all his angels. Praise him, all his angels in heaven.
3 Praise him, sun and moon. Praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens. Praise him, you waters above the skies.
5 Let all of them praise the name of the Lord, because he gave a command and they were created.
6 He set them in place for ever and ever. He gave them laws they will always have to obey.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all of the deepest parts of the ocean.
8 Praise him, lightning and hail, snow and clouds. Praise him, you stormy winds that obey him.
9 Praise him, all you mountains and hills. Praise him, all you fruit trees and cedar trees.
10 Praise him, all you wild animals and cattle. Praise him, you small creatures and flying birds.
11 Praise him, you kings of the earth and all nations. Praise him, all you princes and rulers on earth.
12 Praise him, young men and young women. Praise him, old people and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord. His name alone is honored. His glory is higher than the earth and the heavens.
14 He has given his people a strong king. All of his faithful people praise him for that gift. All of the people of Israel are close to his heart. Praise the Lord.
Holy Bible, New International Reader's Version® Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by Biblica.   All rights reserved worldwide.

Psalms 149

1 Praise the Lord. Sing a new song to the Lord. Sing praise to him in the community of his faithful people.
2 Let Israel be filled with joy because God is their Maker. Let the people of Zion be glad because he is their King.
3 Let them praise his name with dancing. Let them make music to him with harps and tambourines.
4 The LORD takes delight in his people. He saves those who aren't proud. He makes them feel like kings.
5 Let his faithful people be filled with joy because of that honor. Let them sing with joy even when they are lying in bed.
6 May they praise God with their mouths. May they hold in their hands a sword that has two edges.
7 Let them pay the nations back. Let them punish the people of the earth.
8 Let them put the kings of those nations in chains. Let them put their nobles in iron chains.
9 Let them carry out God's sentence against the nations. That will bring glory to all of his faithful people. Praise the Lord.
Holy Bible, New International Reader's Version® Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by Biblica.   All rights reserved worldwide.

Psalms 150

1 Praise the Lord. Praise God in his holy temple. Praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his powerful acts. Praise him because he is greater than anything else.
3 Praise him by blowing trumpets. Praise him with harps and lyres.
4 Praise him with tambourines and dancing. Praise him with stringed instruments and flutes.
5 Praise him with clashing cymbals. Praise him with clanging cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
Holy Bible, New International Reader's Version® Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by Biblica.   All rights reserved worldwide.

1 Corinthians 15:29-58

29 Suppose no one rises from the dead. Then what will people do who are baptized for the dead? Suppose the dead are not raised at all. Then why are people baptized for them?
30 And why would we put ourselves in danger every hour?
31 I die every day. I really mean that, brothers and sisters. Here is something you can be sure of. I take pride in what Christ Jesus our Lord has done for you through my work.
32 Did I fight wild animals in Ephesus for only human reasons? Then what have I gotten for it? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, because tomorrow we will die." (Isaiah 22:13)
33 Don't let anyone fool you. "Bad companions make a good person bad."
34 You should come back to your senses and stop sinning. Some of you don't know anything about God. I say this to make you ashamed.
35 But someone might ask, "How are the dead raised? What kind of body will they have?"
36 How foolish! What you plant doesn't come to life unless it dies.
37 When you plant something, it isn't a completely grown plant that you put in the ground. You only plant a seed. Maybe it's wheat or something else.
38 But God gives the seed a body just as he has planned. And to each kind of seed he gives its own body.
39 All earthly creatures are not the same. People have one kind of body. Animals have another. Birds have another kind. Fish have still another.
40 There are also heavenly bodies as well as earthly bodies. Heavenly bodies have one kind of glory. Earthly bodies have another.
41 The sun has one kind of glory. The moon has another kind. The stars have still another. And one star's glory is different from that of another star.
42 It will be like that with bodies that are raised from the dead. The body that is planted does not last forever. The body that is raised from the dead lasts forever.
43 It is planted without honor. But it is raised in glory. It is planted in weakness. But it is raised in power.
44 It is planted as an earthly body. But it is raised as a spiritual body. Just as there is an earthly body, there is also a spiritual body.
45 It is written, "The first man Adam became a living person."(Genesis 2:7) The last Adam became a spirit that gives life.
46 What is spiritual did not come first. What is earthly came first. What is spiritual came after that.
47 The first man came from the dust of the earth. The second man came from heaven.
48 Those who belong to the earth are like the one who came from the earth. And those who are spiritual are like the one who came from heaven.
49 We are like the earthly man. And we will be like the man from heaven.
50 Brothers and sisters, here is what I'm telling you. Bodies made of flesh and blood can't share in the kingdom of God. And what dies can't share in what never dies.
51 Listen! I am telling you a mystery. We will not all die. But we will all be changed.
52 That will happen in a flash, as quickly as you can wink an eye. It will happen when the last trumpet sounds. The trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised to live forever. And we will be changed.
53 Our natural bodies don't last forever. They must be dressed with what does last forever. What dies must be dressed with what does not die.
54 In fact, that is going to happen. What does not last will be dressed with what lasts forever. What dies will be dressed with what does not die. Then what is written will come true. It says, "Death has been swallowed up. It has lost the battle."(Isaiah 25:8)
55 "Death, where is the battle you thought you were winning? Death, where is your sting?" (Hosea 13:14)
56 The sting of death is sin. And the power of sin is the law.
57 But let us give thanks to God! He wins the battle for us because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done.
58 My dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Don't let anything move you. Always give yourselves completely to the work of the Lord. Because you belong to the Lord, you know that your work is not worthless.
Holy Bible, New International Reader's Version® Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by Biblica.   All rights reserved worldwide.