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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Corinthians 15

Introduction

1By Christ's resurrection,
12he proves the necessity of our resurrection, against all such as deny the resurrection of the body.
21The fruit,
35and the manner thereof;
51and of the changing of them that shall be found alive at the last day.

Verse 1

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
I declare
3-11; 1:23,24; 2:2-7; Acts 18:4,5; Galatians 1:6-12
which also
1:4-8; Mark 4:16-20; John 12:48; Acts 2:41; 11:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; 2:13; 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 3:6
ye stand
Romans 5:2; 2 Corinthians 1:24; 1 Peter 5:12
Reciprocal: Exodus 4:15 - and I; Exodus 19:7 - and laid; Ezra 7:6 - the law; John 17:8 - received; 1 Corinthians 3:6 - I:1 Corinthians 16:13 - stand; Galatians 1:11 - that; 2 Timothy 2:8 - raised; 1 Peter 1:25 - this; 2 Peter 3:16 - speaking; 1 John 1:3 - declare

Verse 2

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
ye are
1:18,21; Acts 2:47; *Gr:; Romans 1:16; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Ephesians 2:8; 2 Timothy 1:9
keep in memory
or, hold fast.
11,12; Proverbs 3:1; 4:13; 6:20-23; 23:23; Colossians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; Hebrews 2:1; Hebrews 3:6,14; 4:14; 10:23
what I preached
Gr. by what speech I preached. unless.
14; Psalms 106:12,13; Luke 8:13; John 8:31,32; Acts 8:13; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Galatians 3:4; James 2:14,17,26
Reciprocal: Matthew 15:9 - in; Romans 11:22 - if thou; 1 Corinthians 11:2 - that; 1 Corinthians 15:10 - his grace; 1 Corinthians 15:17 - your; 1 Corinthians 16:13 - stand; Galatians 2:21 - Christ; 1 Thessalonians 2:1 - in vain; James 1:21 - which; James 1:26 - this

Verse 3

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
I delivered
4:1,2; 11:2,23; Ezekiel 3:17; Matthew 20:18,19; Mark 16:15,16; Luke 24:46,47; Galatians 1:12
Christ
Matthew 26:28; Romans 3:25; 4:25; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; 3:13; Ephesians 1:7; 5:2; Hebrews 10:11,12; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18; 1 John 2:2; Revelation 1:5
according
Genesis 3:15; Psalms 22:1-31; 69:1-36; Isaiah 53:1-12; Daniel 9:24-26; Zechariah 13:7; Luke 24:26,27,46; Acts 3:18; 26:22,23; 1 Peter 1:11; 2:24
Reciprocal: Exodus 34:32 - he gave; Leviticus 8:4 - General; Numbers 19:12 - third day; Numbers 29:40 - General; Deuteronomy 4:5 - General; 2 Samuel 7:17 - General; Psalm 22:15 - into the; Psalm 40:7 - in the; Isaiah 53:5 - But he was; Isaiah 59:21 - my words; Ezekiel 33:7 - thou shalt; Matthew 16:21 - began; Matthew 17:23 - the third; Matthew 26:24 - Son of man goeth; Mark 16:6 - he is risen; Luke 12:1 - first; Luke 18:33 - and the; Luke 22:22 - truly; Luke 24:44 - that all; John 1:29 - which; John 2:19 - I will; Acts 10:40 - General; Acts 17:3 - Christ; Acts 17:18 - Jesus; Acts 17:31 - in that; Acts 18:28 - convinced; Acts 20:20 - I kept; Acts 22:14 - hear; Acts 25:19 - which; 1 Corinthians 5:7 - Christ; 1 Corinthians 15:1 - I declare; 1 Corinthians 15:11 - General; 1 Thessalonians 5:10 - died; 1 Timothy 2:1 - first; 2 Timothy 3:15 - the holy

Verse 4

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
that
Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 15:43-46; Luke 23:50-53; John 19:38-42; Acts 13:29; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12
he rose
16-21; Matthew 20:19; 27:63,64; 28:1-6; Mark 9:31; 10:33,34; 16:2-7; Luke 9:22; Luke 18:32,33; 24:5-7; John 2:19-21; 20:1-9; Acts 1:3; 2:23,24,32; 13:30; Acts 17:31; Hebrews 13:20
according
Psalms 2:7; 16:10,11; Isaiah 53:10-12; Hosea 6:2; Jonah 1:17; Matthew 12:40; Luke 24:26,46; Acts 2:25-33; 13:30-37; 26:22,23; 1 Peter 1:11
Reciprocal: Genesis 22:4 - third; Leviticus 7:17 - on the third; Numbers 19:12 - third day; Psalm 40:7 - in the; Matthew 16:21 - began; Matthew 17:23 - the third; Matthew 28:7 - he goeth; Mark 8:31 - and after; Mark 14:28 - General; Luke 22:22 - truly; Luke 24:44 - that all; John 19:42 - laid; John 20:9 - that; Acts 3:18 - those; Acts 10:40 - General; Acts 17:18 - Jesus; Acts 18:28 - convinced; Acts 25:19 - which; Romans 4:25 - Who was; 1 Corinthians 5:7 - Christ; 1 Corinthians 15:11 - General; 1 Corinthians 15:12 - if; 1 Corinthians 15:20 - now; 1 Thessalonians 1:10 - whom; 2 Timothy 2:8 - raised; 2 Timothy 3:15 - the holy

Verse 5

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
that
Luke 24:34,35
Cephas
1:12; 3:22; 9:5; John 1:42
then
Mark 16:14; Luke 24:36-49; John 20:19-26; Acts 1:2-14; 10:41
Reciprocal: Mark 16:7 - there; John 16:16 - a little while; John 20:25 - We; Acts 1:3 - he showed; Acts 13:31 - he was

Verse 6

After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
he was
Matthew 28:10,16,17; Mark 16:7
are
18; Acts 7:60; 13:36; 1 Thessalonians 4:13,15; 2 Peter 3:4
Reciprocal: Matthew 26:32 - I will; Matthew 28:7 - he goeth; Acts 1:15 - an; 1 Corinthians 15:51 - We shall not

Verse 7

After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
then
Luke 24:50; Acts 1:2-12
Reciprocal: Matthew 10:2 - James; Mark 3:18 - James; Acts 1:13 - James; Acts 12:17 - James

Verse 8

And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
he was
9:1; Acts 9:3-5,17; 18:9; 22:14,18; 26:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-6
one born out of due time
or, an abortive.
Reciprocal: Numbers 12:12 - of whom; Job 3:16 - an hidden; Job 42:6 - I; Psalm 66:16 - and I will; Daniel 2:30 - this secret; Matthew 15:27 - Truth; Acts 8:19 - General; Acts 9:27 - how he had seen; Romans 1:1 - called; 2 Corinthians 12:11 - though; Galatians 1:23 - he which; 2 John 1:8 - that we receive

Verse 9

For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
the least
2 Corinthians 11:5; 12:11; Ephesians 3:7,8
because
Acts 8:3; 9:1-19; 22:4,5; 26:9-11; Galatians 1:13,23; Philippians 3:6; 1 Timothy 1:13,14
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 9:7 - Remember; Judges 6:15 - the least; 1 Chronicles 29:14 - who am I; Job 42:6 - I; Matthew 11:11 - he that; Matthew 15:27 - Truth; Luke 7:43 - I; Luke 15:19 - no; Luke 17:10 - General; Luke 18:11 - God; Acts 8:19 - General; Acts 20:19 - with all; Acts 20:28 - the church; Acts 26:10 - I also; 1 Corinthians 1:1 - an; 1 Corinthians 9:1 - I not an; 1 Corinthians 11:22 - or; Philippians 2:3 - but; 1 Timothy 1:15 - of whom; 2 Peter 1:1 - an apostle

Verse 10

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
by
4:7; Romans 11:1,5,6; Ephesians 2:7,8; 3:7,8; 1 Timothy 1:15,16
his grace
2; 2 Corinthians 6:1
but I
Romans 15:17-20; 2 Corinthians 10:12-16; 11:23-30; 12:11
yet
Matthew 10:20; 2 Corinthians 3:5; Galatians 2:8; Ephesians 3:7; Philippians 2:13; 4:13; Colossians 1:28,29
Reciprocal: Genesis 6:8 - General; Genesis 31:41 - fourteen; Genesis 41:16 - It is not; 1 Samuel 11:13 - the Lord; 1 Chronicles 16:28 - glory; 1 Chronicles 29:14 - who am I; Nehemiah 4:21 - So we; Nehemiah 4:23 - So neither I; Nehemiah 7:5 - put into mine; Psalm 18:29 - by my God; Psalm 108:13 - Through; Ecclesiastes 9:10 - thy hand; Matthew 25:16 - went; Matthew 25:20 - behold; Matthew 25:37 - when; Luke 7:43 - I; Luke 10:2 - the labourers; Luke 17:10 - General; Luke 18:11 - God; Luke 19:16 - Lord; John 3:21 - that his; John 3:27 - A man; Acts 7:25 - God; Acts 9:15 - to bear; Acts 14:27 - they rehearsed; Acts 15:4 - all; Acts 15:40 - being; Acts 18:27 - believed; Acts 20:7 - and continued; Acts 20:19 - with all; Acts 21:19 - he declared; Romans 1:5 - we have; Romans 12:3 - I say; Romans 15:15 - because; Romans 16:12 - labour; 1 Corinthians 3:6 - God; 1 Corinthians 3:10 - to the; 1 Corinthians 7:25 - obtained; 2 Corinthians 1:12 - not; 2 Corinthians 2:16 - who; 2 Corinthians 6:5 - labours; 2 Corinthians 8:1 - the grace; 2 Corinthians 11:5 - I was not; 2 Corinthians 12:9 - My grace; Galatians 1:15 - and; Galatians 2:9 - the grace; Colossians 1:6 - knew; 1 Thessalonians 2:1 - in vain; 1 Thessalonians 5:12 - labour; 1 Timothy 1:12 - who; 1 Timothy 1:14 - exceeding; 1 Timothy 5:17 - labour; 1 Peter 2:19 - thankworthy; 1 Peter 4:10 - the manifold; Revelation 4:10 - cast

Verse 11

Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
3,4; 2:2
Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 3:10 - and another; 1 Corinthians 15:2 - keep in memory; Philippians 1:18 - and I; Colossians 1:6 - knew; 2 Timothy 2:8 - raised

Verse 12

Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
if
how
13-19; Acts 26:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:17
Reciprocal: Matthew 13:27 - whence; Matthew 22:23 - which; Luke 20:27 - the Sadducees; John 2:19 - I will; John 5:19 - for; John 14:9 - how; Acts 2:24 - God; Acts 4:2 - preached; Acts 10:40 - General; Acts 24:15 - that; Romans 9:19 - Thou; 1 Corinthians 3:10 - and another; 1 Corinthians 15:2 - keep in memory; 2 Corinthians 11:29 - and I burn; Colossians 1:28 - Whom; 1 Thessalonians 4:14 - if we; 2 Timothy 2:18 - that

Verse 13

But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
20; John 11:25,26; Acts 23:8; Romans 4:24,25; 8:11,23; 2 Corinthians 4:10-14; Colossians 3:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 2 Timothy 4:8; Hebrews 2:14; 13:20; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:18
Reciprocal: Mark 12:18 - say; 1 Corinthians 15:12 - how; 1 Corinthians 15:15 - whom; Hebrews 6:2 - resurrection

Verse 14

And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
2,17; Psalms 73:13; Isaiah 49:4; Genesis 8:8; Matthew 15:9; Acts 17:31; Galatians 2:2; James 1:26; James 2:20
Reciprocal: Psalm 127:1 - they labour; Mark 7:7 - in vain; John 16:10 - righteousness; Acts 25:19 - which; Romans 10:9 - and shalt; Galatians 2:21 - Christ

Verse 15

Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
faults
Exodus 23:3; Job 13:7-10; Romans 3:7,8
we have
Acts 2:24,32; 4:10,33; 10:39-42; 13:30-33; 20:21
whom
13,20
Reciprocal: Proverbs 30:6 - and; Isaiah 43:10 - my witnesses; Matthew 28:16 - the eleven; Romans 11:2 - how he maketh; 1 Corinthians 6:14 - God; Hebrews 13:20 - brought; James 1:26 - this

Verse 17

And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
your
2,14; Romans 4:25
ye are
Ezekiel 33:10; John 8:21-24; Acts 5:31; 13:38,39; Romans 5:10; 8:33,34; Hebrews 7:23-28; 9:22-28; 10:4-12; 1 Peter 1:3,21
Reciprocal: Ezra 9:15 - in our trespasses; Galatians 2:21 - Christ

Verse 18

Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
fallen
6; 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14; Revelation 14:13
Reciprocal: Proverbs 25:22 - the Lord; John 8:21 - and shall die; John 11:11 - sleepeth; John 11:25 - he that; Acts 7:60 - he fell; Acts 13:36 - fell; 1 Corinthians 15:51 - We shall not

Verse 19

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
this
Psalms 17:14; Ecclesiastes 6:11; 9:9; Luke 8:14; 21:34; 1 Corinthians 6:3,4; 2 Timothy 2:4
hope
Ephesians 1:12,13; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Timothy 1:12; 1 Peter 1:21
of all
4:9-13; Matthew 10:21-25; 24:9; John 16:2,33; Acts 14:22; 2 Timothy 3:12; Revelation 14:13
Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 2:20 - General; Romans 15:12 - in him; Colossians 1:5 - the hope; 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - which have

Verse 20

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
now
the first-fruits
23; Acts 26:23; Romans 8:11; Colossians 1:18; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:5
Reciprocal: Exodus 23:19 - first of the; Exodus 34:26 - first; Leviticus 2:12 - the oblation; Leviticus 2:14 - a meat offering; Leviticus 23:10 - sheaf; Leviticus 23:17 - the firstfruits; Numbers 15:20 - a cake; Numbers 28:26 - in the day; Deuteronomy 26:2 - That thou shalt; 2 Chronicles 31:5 - came abroad; Isaiah 26:19 - my dead; Daniel 12:2 - many; Matthew 8:11 - in; Matthew 27:52 - many; John 11:25 - I am; John 14:19 - because; Acts 7:60 - he fell; 1 Corinthians 15:13 - General; 1 Corinthians 15:15 - whom; 1 Corinthians 15:51 - We shall not; 2 Corinthians 4:14 - that; 2 Corinthians 9:6 - I say; Colossians 2:12 - wherein

Verse 21

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
by man came death
22; Romans 5:12-17
by man came also
John 11:25; Romans 6:23
Reciprocal: Genesis 3:19 - and; Genesis 5:5 - and he died; Psalm 145:13 - everlasting kingdom; Hosea 13:14 - O death; Micah 2:13 - breaker; Romans 5:17 - For if; 1 Corinthians 15:48 - such are they also that are earthy; Philippians 3:10 - and the power; Revelation 20:12 - I saw

Verse 22

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
in Adam
45-49; Genesis 2:17; 3:6,19; John 5:21-29; Romans 5:12-21
Reciprocal: Genesis 5:5 - and he died; Isaiah 26:19 - dead men; Hosea 13:14 - O death; John 5:28 - for; John 6:57 - even; Acts 17:26 - hath made; Romans 5:17 - For if; Romans 5:18 - all men; Romans 8:1 - in; 1 Corinthians 15:21 - by man came death; 1 Corinthians 15:48 - such are they also that are earthy

Verse 23

But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
every
20; Isaiah 26:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
they
3:23; 2 Corinthians 10:7; Galatians 3:29; 5:24
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 26:2 - That thou shalt; Malachi 3:17 - they shall; Mark 9:41 - because; Acts 4:2 - preached; Romans 8:9 - he is; Romans 14:8 - we live therefore; 1 Corinthians 4:5 - until; 1 Corinthians 11:26 - till; Colossians 1:13 - the kingdom; 1 Thessalonians 2:19 - in; 1 Thessalonians 3:13 - at the; 1 Thessalonians 4:14 - God; 1 Thessalonians 4:16 - and the; 1 John 2:28 - at his

Verse 24

Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
cometh
Daniel 12:4,9,13; Matthew 10:22; 13:39,40; 24:13; 1 Peter 4:7
the kingdom
Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 7:14,27; Matthew 11:27; 28:18; Luke 10:22; John 3:35; 13:3; 1 Timothy 6:15
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:9 - a lion's; Psalm 8:6 - put; Psalm 72:5 - as long; Daniel 2:44 - break; Daniel 7:9 - till; Mark 16:19 - and sat; Luke 1:33 - he; John 14:28 - Father; Philippians 2:9 - God; Hebrews 2:8 - but; 1 Peter 3:22 - angels; Revelation 17:14 - the Lamb shall

Verse 25

For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
Psalms 2:6-10; 45:3-6; 110:1; Matthew 22:44; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42,43; Acts 2:34; Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 1:13; 10:12,13
Reciprocal: Numbers 24:19 - Of Jacob; Deuteronomy 33:7 - and be thou; Joshua 10:28 - them; 2 Samuel 22:48 - that bringeth; 1 Kings 5:3 - put; 1 Chronicles 17:10 - Moreover; 1 Chronicles 17:12 - I will; 2 Chronicles 10:16 - David; Psalm 16:5 - thou; Psalm 18:39 - subdued; Psalm 21:8 - General; Psalm 47:3 - our feet; Psalm 71:24 - for they; Psalm 72:5 - as long; Psalm 89:33 - Nevertheless; Isaiah 9:6 - the government; Ezekiel 34:24 - a prince; Daniel 2:35 - and filled; Daniel 2:44 - break; Daniel 7:9 - till; Micah 5:9 - hand; Matthew 11:27 - are; Mark 16:19 - and sat; Luke 1:33 - he; Luke 19:12 - to; John 5:27 - hath; John 17:2 - As; Philippians 3:21 - the working; Colossians 1:18 - in all; Hebrews 1:2 - appointed; Hebrews 1:8 - for; Hebrews 2:8 - but; Hebrews 10:29 - trodden; Revelation 6:2 - and he went

Verse 26

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
55; Isaiah 25:8; Hosea 13:14; Luke 20:36; 2 Timothy 1:10; Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 20:14; 21:4
Reciprocal: Psalm 9:6 - destructions; Hebrews 1:13 - until

Verse 27

For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
Psalms 8:6; Matthew 11:27; 28:18; John 3:35; 13:3; Ephesians 1:20; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:13; 2:8; 10:12; 1 Peter 3:22; Revelation 1:18
Reciprocal: Daniel 7:14 - given; Acts 10:36 - he is; 1 Corinthians 11:3 - and the head of Christ; Hebrews 10:29 - trodden

Verse 28

And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
all things
Psalms 2:8,9; 18:39,47; 21:8,9; Daniel 2:34,35,40-45; Matthew 13:41-43; Philippians 3:21; Revelation 19:11-21; 20:2-4,10-15
then
3:23; 11:3; John 14:28
all in all
12:6; Ephesians 1:23; Colossians 3:11
Reciprocal: Judges 4:23 - General; 2 Thessalonians 3:13 - ye

Verse 29

Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
what
16,32; Romans 6:3,4; Matthew 20:22
Reciprocal: Matthew 28:19 - baptizing; John 11:25 - he that

Verse 30

And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
31; Romans 8:36-39; 2 Corinthians 4:7-12; 6:9; 11:23-27; Galatians 5:11
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 20:3 - but a step; 2 Samuel 23:17 - jeopardy; 1 Chronicles 11:19 - in jeopardy; Psalm 44:22 - killed; Luke 9:23 - daily; Acts 15:26 - hazarded; 1 Corinthians 4:9 - I; Philippians 1:30 - the same

Verse 31

I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
protest
Genesis 43:3; 1 Samuel 8:9; Jeremiah 11:7; Zechariah 3:6; Philippians 3:3
your
"Some read, our."
2 Corinthians 1:12; 2:14; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 3:9
die
4:9-13; Acts 20:23; Romans 8:36; 2 Corinthians 4:10,11; 11:23
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 20:3 - but a step; Psalm 44:22 - killed; Psalm 119:109 - My soul; Mark 8:34 - take; Luke 9:23 - daily; Acts 14:19 - supposing; Acts 21:13 - for; 1 Corinthians 15:30 - General; 2 Corinthians 1:14 - even; 2 Corinthians 6:9 - behold; 2 Corinthians 7:5 - without; Philippians 1:20 - whether; Philippians 2:1 - any consolation

Verse 32

If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
after
or, to speak after.
Romans 6:19; Galatians 3:15
beast
2 Peter 2:12; Jude 1:10
Ephesus
Acts 19:1,23-41; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10
what
Job 35:3; Psalms 73:13; Malachi 3:14,15; Luke 9:25
let
Ecclesiastes 2:24; 11:9; Isaiah 22:13; 56:12; Luke 12:19
Reciprocal: Genesis 25:34 - eat; Proverbs 23:35 - I will; Isaiah 21:5 - eat; Romans 3:1 - advantage; 1 Corinthians 15:29 - what; 1 Corinthians 16:8 - at; 1 Corinthians 16:9 - there; 2 Corinthians 11:26 - in perils by the; Ephesians 4:29 - no; 2 Thessalonians 3:2 - delivered; Revelation 1:11 - Ephesus

Verse 33

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Be
6:9; Matthew 24:4,11,24; Galatians 6:7; Ephesians 5:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:10; Revelation 12:9; 13:8-14
evil
5:6; Proverbs 9:6; 13:20; 2 Timothy 2:16-18; Hebrews 12:15; 2 Peter 2:2,18-20
Reciprocal: Genesis 13:12 - pitched; Genesis 39:10 - or to be; Genesis 39:12 - and he left; Leviticus 11:24 - General; Leviticus 14:36 - be not made; Leviticus 15:4 - be unclean; Leviticus 15:20 - General; Numbers 11:4 - the children; Deuteronomy 7:16 - for that will; Deuteronomy 20:8 - lest his brethren's; Deuteronomy 20:18 - General; Joshua 23:7 - That ye come; Ruth 2:23 - General; 1 Kings 11:2 - Solomon; 1 Kings 22:4 - I am as thou; Job 34:8 - General; Psalm 26:4 - General; Psalm 106:35 - learned; Psalm 119:115 - Depart; Psalm 141:4 - to practice; Proverbs 2:12 - from the man; Proverbs 4:14 - General; Proverbs 22:25 - General; Mark 13:5 - Take; Luke 22:55 - Peter; John 18:18 - Peter; Romans 6:19 - unto iniquity; 1 Corinthians 3:18 - deceive; 2 Corinthians 6:14 - unequally; Galatians 2:13 - the other; Galatians 5:9 - General; Ephesians 4:29 - no; James 1:22 - deceiving

Verse 34

Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Awake
Joel 1:5; Jonah 1:6; Romans 13:11; Ephesians 5:14
sin not
Psalms 4:4; 119:11; John 5:14; 8:11
some
8:7; Romans 1:28; 1 Thessalonians 4:5
I speak
6:5; Hebrews 5:11,12
Reciprocal: Judges 5:12 - Deborah; 1 Chronicles 28:9 - know thou; Proverbs 13:20 - but; Proverbs 20:13 - open; Song of Solomon 3:2 - will rise; Isaiah 51:17 - awake; Jeremiah 9:6 - refuse; Jeremiah 10:25 - that know; Hosea 4:1 - nor knowledge; Mark 8:21 - How; John 8:19 - Ye neither; John 11:11 - awake; John 15:21 - because; John 17:3 - this; John 17:25 - the world; 1 Corinthians 8:1 - touching; Galatians 4:9 - ye have; 1 Thessalonians 5:6 - let us not; 1 Thessalonians 5:7 - they that sleep; 2 Thessalonians 1:8 - that know; 2 Timothy 2:26 - recover; Titus 2:2 - sober; 1 John 2:1 - that

Verse 35

But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
How
Job 11:12; 22:13; Psalms 73:11; Ecclesiastes 11:5; Ezekiel 37:3,11; John 3:4,9; 9:10
with
38-53; Matthew 22:29,30; Philippians 3:21
Reciprocal: Romans 9:19 - Thou; Colossians 2:8 - philosophy; James 2:20 - O vain

Verse 36

Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
fool
Luke 12:20; 24:25; Romans 1:22; Ephesians 5:15
that
John 12:24
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 16:9 - Herein; Job 14:8 - die in the ground; Hosea 14:7 - revive; Luke 11:40 - fools; 2 Corinthians 11:29 - and I burn; Colossians 2:8 - philosophy; Colossians 2:13 - he; James 2:20 - O vain

Verse 38

But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
3:7; Genesis 1:11,12; Psalms 104:14; Isaiah 61:11; Mark 4:26-29
Reciprocal: Mark 4:27 - and grow; 1 Corinthians 12:18 - as it; 1 Corinthians 15:35 - with

Verse 39

All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
Genesis 1:20-26
Reciprocal: Genesis 5:3 - in his

Verse 41

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
Genesis 1:14; Deuteronomy 4:19; Job 31:26; Psalms 8:3; 19:4-6; 148:3-5; Isaiah 24:23
Reciprocal: Genesis 1:16 - to rule; 2 Samuel 23:19 - he attained; 1 Chronicles 11:21 - howbeit; Matthew 13:43 - shall; Luke 19:19 - Be; 2 Corinthians 3:9 - exceed

Verse 42

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
is
50-54; Daniel 12:3; Matthew 13:43; Philippians 3:20,21
in corruption
Genesis 3:19; Job 17:14; Psalms 16:10; 49:9,14; Isaiah 38:17; Acts 2:27,31; Acts 13:34-37; Romans 1:23; 8:21
it is
52-54; Luke 20:35,36; 1 Peter 1:4
Reciprocal: Job 14:14 - shall he live; Mark 12:25 - but; Luke 19:19 - Be; John 5:28 - for; Acts 13:36 - and saw

Verse 43

It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
in dishonour
Daniel 12:1; Matthew 13:43; Philippians 3:20,21
weakness
Job 14:10; *marg:; Psalms 102:23; 2 Corinthians 13:4
in power
6:14; Matthew 22:29,30; Mark 12:24,25; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 3:10
Reciprocal: Psalm 49:17 - his; Ecclesiastes 8:8 - power; John 11:25 - I am; Colossians 3:4 - ye

Verse 44

It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
there is a spiritual
Luke 24:31; John 20:19,26
Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 2:14 - the natural man

Verse 45

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
The first
47-49; Genesis 2:7; Romans 5:12-14; Revelation 16:3
a quickening
John 1:4; 4:10,14; 5:21,25-29; 6:33,39,40,54,57,63,68; 10:10,28; John 11:25,26; 14:6,19; 17:2,3; Acts 3:15; Romans 5:17,21; 8:2,10,11; Philippians 3:21; Colossians 3:4; 1 John 1:1-3; 5:11,12; Revelation 21:6; 22:1,17
Reciprocal: Job 33:4 - General; Psalm 68:18 - for men; Psalm 119:40 - quicken; Ezekiel 37:14 - shall put; Ezekiel 47:9 - shall live; Luke 3:38 - of God; John 5:26 - so hath; Romans 4:17 - who quickeneth; 1 Corinthians 15:22 - in Adam; 2 Corinthians 3:6 - giveth life; 2 Corinthians 3:17 - the Lord; Galatians 4:6 - the Spirit; Galatians 5:25 - we; Ephesians 2:1 - you; Colossians 2:13 - he; Colossians 3:3 - your; 1 Timothy 2:5 - the man

Verse 46

Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
that which is natural
Romans 6:6; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:9,10
Reciprocal: 1 Corinthians 2:14 - the natural man; 2 Corinthians 5:1 - our

Verse 47

The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
first
45; Genesis 2:7; 3:19; John 3:13,31; 2 Corinthians 5:1
the Lord
Isaiah 9:6; Jeremiah 23:6; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:16,17; 2:11; John 3:12,13,31; 6:33; Acts 10:36; Ephesians 4:9-11; 1 Timothy 3:16
Reciprocal: Genesis 18:27 - dust; Genesis 32:24 - man; Psalm 10:18 - the man; Luke 3:38 - of God; John 1:14 - the Word; John 3:6 - born of the flesh; John 4:1 - the Lord; John 6:42 - Is not; John 8:23 - Ye are from; John 16:27 - and have; John 21:7 - It is; Acts 9:17 - the Lord; Acts 17:26 - hath made; Romans 10:12 - Lord; 2 Corinthians 4:5 - Christ; 2 Corinthians 8:9 - though; Philippians 2:11 - is Lord

Verse 48

As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
such are they also that are earthy
21,22; Genesis 5:3; Job 14:4; John 3:6; Romans 5:12-21
and as
Philippians 3:20,21
Reciprocal: Genesis 18:27 - dust; Psalm 10:18 - the man; John 3:31 - he that is; John 8:23 - Ye are from; Romans 8:5 - For they

Verse 49

And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
as
Genesis 5:3
we shall
Matthew 13:43; Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:10,11; 1 John 3:2
Reciprocal: Luke 20:36 - they are; Romans 5:17 - For if; Hebrews 12:23 - the spirits

Verse 50

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
this
1:12; 7:29; 2 Corinthians 9:6; Galatians 3:17; 5:16; Ephesians 4:17; Colossians 2:4
that
6:13; Matthew 16:17; John 3:3-6; 2 Corinthians 5:1
Reciprocal: Psalm 16:10 - neither; Romans 10:19 - I say; Romans 15:8 - 1say; 1 Corinthians 6:9 - inherit; 1 Corinthians 15:42 - is; 1 Corinthians 15:52 - the dead; Galatians 1:16 - flesh; Galatians 5:21 - inherit; Ephesians 6:12 - flesh and blood; Hebrews 2:14 - of flesh; Hebrews 2:15 - through; Revelation 20:13 - and death

Verse 51

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
I shew
2:7; 4:1; 13:2; Ephesians 1:9; 3:3; 5:32
We shall not
6,18,20; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17
changed
Philippians 3:21
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 7:12 - sleep; Job 14:14 - will I wait; Daniel 12:2 - many; Matthew 13:11 - mysteries; Matthew 27:52 - slept; John 11:11 - sleepeth; Acts 7:60 - he fell; Romans 8:11 - he that raised; 1 Corinthians 11:30 - sleep; 1 Corinthians 14:2 - howbeit; 1 Corinthians 15:57 - giveth; 1 Thessalonians 4:15 - which are; 1 Thessalonians 4:16 - and the; 1 Peter 4:5 - that

Verse 52

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
a moment
Exodus 33:5; Numbers 16:21,45; Psalms 73:19; 2 Peter 3:10
last
Exodus 19:16; 20:18; Numbers 10:4; Isaiah 18:3; 27:13; Ezekiel 33:3,6; Zechariah 9:14; Revelation 8:2,13; 9:13,14
for
Matthew 24:31; John 5:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:16
the dead
42,50
Reciprocal: Exodus 19:13 - when the trumpet; Leviticus 23:24 - In the seventh; Leviticus 25:28 - he shall; Numbers 10:10 - in the day; Judges 7:8 - trumpets; Judges 7:20 - blew; Job 14:14 - will I wait; Psalm 47:5 - sound; Psalm 88:10 - shall; Hosea 8:1 - the trumpet; Hosea 13:14 - O death; Luke 4:5 - in; Luke 20:36 - they are; Acts 2:27 - to see; 1 Thessalonians 4:17 - we which; Hebrews 12:19 - the sound; 1 Peter 1:4 - incorruptible; 1 Peter 4:5 - that

Verse 53

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
put
Romans 13:12-14; 2 Corinthians 5:2-4; Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 4:24; 1 John 3:2
Reciprocal: Numbers 23:10 - the death; Job 17:14 - corruption; Job 19:26 - in my flesh; Luke 20:36 - can; Acts 13:36 - and saw; Romans 2:7 - immortality; Romans 6:12 - mortal; Romans 8:11 - mortal; 2 Corinthians 4:11 - our; 2 Corinthians 5:4 - that mortality; Philippians 2:30 - the work; Philippians 3:21 - the working; Colossians 3:10 - put; 2 Timothy 1:10 - and hath; 1 Peter 1:23 - not; Revelation 20:14 - death

Verse 54

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
this mortal
Romans 2:7; 6:12; 8:11; 2 Corinthians 4:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:10
Death
Isaiah 25:8; Luke 20:36; Hebrews 2:14,15; Revelation 20:14; 21:4
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 17:16 - be swallowed; 2 Samuel 20:19 - swallow; Job 17:14 - corruption; Job 40:10 - glory; Psalm 9:6 - destructions; Psalm 35:25 - We have; Psalm 56:1 - swallow; Acts 13:36 - and saw; Romans 8:37 - Nay; Romans 8:38 - that; 1 Corinthians 1:30 - redemption; 1 Corinthians 9:25 - but; 2 Corinthians 2:7 - swallowed; 2 Corinthians 5:2 - clothed; 2 Corinthians 5:4 - that mortality; Ephesians 4:30 - the day; Colossians 3:10 - put; 2 Timothy 1:10 - who; Hebrews 9:28 - unto; Hebrews 11:35 - that they; Hebrews 12:23 - the spirits; 1 Peter 1:23 - not

Verse 55

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
O death
Hosea 13:14
sting
Acts 9:5; Revelation 9:10; *Gr:
grave
or, hell.
Luke 16:23; Acts 2:27; Revelation 20:13,14; *Gr:
is thy victory
Job 18:13,14; Psalms 49:8-15; 89:48; Ecclesiastes 2:15,16; 3:19; 8:8; 9:5,6; Romans 5:14
Reciprocal: Job 41:22 - is turned into joy; Psalm 16:10 - my; Psalm 23:4 - I will; Proverbs 14:32 - the righteous; Isaiah 51:13 - where is; Matthew 16:18 - and the; Luke 6:48 - the flood; 1 Corinthians 15:26 - General; 2 Timothy 1:10 - who; Hebrews 2:14 - destroy; Revelation 6:2 - and he went; Revelation 6:8 - was Death

Verse 56

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
sting
Genesis 3:17-19; Psalms 90:3-11; Proverbs 14:32; John 8:21,24; Romans 5:15,17; 6:23; Hebrews 9:27
the strength
Romans 3:19,20; 4:15; 5:13,20; 7:5-13; Galatians 3:10-13
Reciprocal: Genesis 2:17 - surely; Job 18:14 - the king; Romans 7:7 - is the law; Romans 7:8 - For without

Verse 57

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
thanks
Acts 27:35; Romans 7:25; 2 Corinthians 1:11; 2:14; 9:15; Ephesians 5:20
giveth
51; 2 Kings 5:1; *marg:; 1 Chronicles 22:11; Psalms 98:1; Proverbs 21:31; *marg:; John 16:33; Romans 8:37; 1 John 5:4,5; Revelation 12:11; 15:2,3
Reciprocal: Genesis 22:17 - thy seed; Deuteronomy 7:24 - there shall; 2 Chronicles 14:12 - General; Psalm 37:3 - Trust

Verse 58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Therefore
2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Peter 1:4-9; 3:14
be ye
Ruth 1:18; Psalms 55:22; 78:8,37; 112:6; Colossians 1:23; 2:5; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 3:14; 2 Peter 3:17,18
abounding
Philippians 1:9; 4:17; Colossians 2:7; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:3
the work
16:10; John 6:28,29; Philippians 2:30; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 13:21
ye know
3:8; 2 Chronicles 15:7; Psalms 19:11; Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 6:10
is not
Psalms 73:13; Galatians 4:11; Philippians 2:16; 1 Thessalonians 3:5
in the
Matthew 10:40-42; 25:31-40; Philippians 1:11; Hebrews 13:15,16 Reciprocal: Genesis 26:5 - General; Genesis 32:26 - I will not; Deuteronomy 6:17 - General; Deuteronomy 23:20 - that the; Joshua 14:14 - because; Joshua 22:8 - Return; 2 Samuel 22:21 - rewarded; 1 Chronicles 22:16 - Arise; 2 Chronicles 12:14 - he prepared; Nehemiah 4:21 - So we; Nehemiah 5:16 - I continued; Nehemiah 6:4 - four times; Psalm 37:3 - Trust; Psalm 44:18 - have; Psalm 51:10 - right; Psalm 119:157 - yet do I; Psalm 128:2 - and it shall; Proverbs 10:4 - but; Proverbs 10:16 - labour; Proverbs 21:21 - findeth; Isaiah 65:23 - shall; Haggai 1:14 - and they; Matthew 13:43 - shall; Matthew 20:1 - labourers; Matthew 21:28 - sons; Mark 3:3 - he saith; Mark 7:7 - in vain; Mark 13:34 - and to; Luke 5:6 - they enclosed; Luke 19:19 - Be; Acts 11:23 - cleave; Acts 16:5 - so; Acts 20:24 - none; Romans 2:7 - patient; Romans 16:12 - labour; 1 Corinthians 16:13 - stand; 2 Corinthians 4:16 - we; 2 Corinthians 5:9 - we labour; 2 Corinthians 9:8 - may; Galatians 4:18 - it is; Galatians 5:1 - Stand; Galatians 6:14 - the world; Ephesians 6:1 - in; Philippians 1:27 - that ye; Philippians 2:12 - work; 1 Thessalonians 2:1 - in vain; 1 Thessalonians 3:8 - if; 1 Thessalonians 5:21 - hold; 2 Thessalonians 2:15 - stand; Titus 3:1 - to be ready; Hebrews 6:11 - we desire; Hebrews 6:19 - both; Hebrews 10:35 - great; Hebrews 12:3 - lest; James 1:25 - this; 2 Peter 1:8 - and abound; Revelation 14:13 - and their

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