1 Corinthians 15:29-58 Darby’s Translation

29  Since what shall the baptised for the dead do if [those that are] dead rise not at all? why also are they baptised for them? 30  Why do we also endanger ourselves every hour? 31  Daily I die, by your boasting which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord. 32  If, [to speak] after the manner of man, I have fought with beasts in Ephesus, what is the profit to me if [those that are] dead do not rise? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die. 33  Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 34  Awake up righteously, and sin not; for some are ignorant of God: I speak to you as a matter of shame.

35  But some one will say, How are the dead raised? and with what body do they come? 36  Fool; what thou sowest is not quickened unless it die. 37  And what thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be, but a bare grain: it may be of wheat, or some one of the rest: 38  and God gives to it a body as he has pleased, and to each of the seeds its own body. 39  Every flesh [is] not the same flesh, but one [is] of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another [flesh] of birds, and another of fishes. 40  And [there are] heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies: but different is the glory of the heavenly, different that of the earthly: 41  one [the] sun's glory, and another [the] moon's glory, and another [the] stars' glory; for star differs from star in glory. 42  Thus also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruptibility. 43  It is sown in dishonour, 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 [one]. 45  Thus also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul; the last Adam a quickening spirit. 46  But that which is spiritual [was] not first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual: 47  the first man out of [the] earth, made of dust; the second man, out of heaven. 48  Such as he made of dust, such also those made of dust; and such as the heavenly [one], such also the heavenly [ones]. 49  And as we have borne the image of the [one] made of dust, we shall bear also the image of the heavenly [one]. 50  But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God's kingdom, nor does corruption inherit incorruptibility.

51  Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed, 52  in an instant, in [the] twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53  For this corruptible must needs put on incorruptibility, and this mortal put on immortality. 54  But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruptibility, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the word written: Death has been swallowed up in victory. 55  Where, O death, [is] thy sting? where, O death, thy victory? 56  Now the sting of death [is] sin, and the power of sin the law; 57  but thanks to God, who gives us the victory by our Lord Jesus Christ.

58  So then, my beloved brethren, be firm, immovable, abounding always in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in [the] Lord.

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