1 Corinthians 15:50-58

The Mystery of Resurrection

Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does [a]the perishable inherit [b]the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised [c]imperishable, and we will be changed. For this [d]perishable must put on [e]the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this [f]perishable will have put on [g]the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.


Footnotes
  1. 1 Corinthians 15:50 Lit corruption
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:50 Lit incorruption
  3. 1 Corinthians 15:52 Lit incorruptible
  4. 1 Corinthians 15:53 Lit corruptible
  5. 1 Corinthians 15:53 Lit incorruption
  6. 1 Corinthians 15:54 V 53, note 1
  7. 1 Corinthians 15:54 V 53, note 2

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1 Corinthians 16:1-4

Instructions and Greetings

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also. On the first day of every week each one of you is to [a]put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come. When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem; and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.


Footnotes
  1. 1 Corinthians 16:2 Lit put by himself

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