1 Corinthians 15:29-58 New American Standard Bible

29  Otherwise , what will those do who are baptized for the dead ? If the dead are not raised at all , why then are they baptized for them? 30  Why are we also in danger every hour ? 31  I affirm , brethren , by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord , I die daily e . 32  If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus , what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised , LET US EAT AND DRINK , FOR TOMORROW WE DIE . 33  Do not be deceived : "Bad company corrupts good morals ." 34  Become sober-minded as you ought , and stop sinning ; for some have no knowledge of God . I speak this to your shame .

35  But someone will say , "How are the dead raised ? And with what kind of body do they come ?" 36  You fool ! That which you sow does not come to life unless e it dies ; 37  and that which you sow , you do not sow the body which is to be, but a bare grain , perhaps of wheat or of something else . 38  But God gives it a body just as He wished , and to each of the seeds a body of its own . 39  All flesh is not the same flesh , but there is one flesh of men , and another flesh of beasts , and another flesh of birds , and another of fish . 40  There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies , but the glory of the heavenly is one , and the glory of the earthly 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 . 42  So also is the resurrection of the dead . It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; 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. 45  So also it is written , "The first MAN , Adam , BECAME A LIVING SOUL ." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit . 46  However , the spiritual is not first , but the natural ; then the spiritual . 47  The first man is from the earth , earthy ; the second man is from heaven . 48  As is the earthy , so also are those who are earthy ; and as is the heavenly , so also are those who are heavenly . 49  Just as we have borne the image of the earthy , we will also bear the image of the heavenly . 50  Now I say this , brethren , that flesh and blood cannot e inherit the kingdom of God ; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable .

51  Behold , 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 will be changed . 53  For this perishable must put on the imperishable , and this mortal must put on immortality . 54  But when this perishable will have put on 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 . 55  " O DEATH , WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY ? O DEATH , WHERE IS YOUR STING ?" 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 .

58  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 .

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