15:35. But some man will say: How do the dead rise again? Or with what
manner of body shall they come?
15:36. Senseless man, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it
15:37. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be:
but bare grain, as of wheat, or of some of the rest.
15:38. But God giveth it a body as he will: and to every seed its proper
15:39. All flesh is not the same flesh: but one is the flesh of men, another
of beasts, other of birds, another of fishes.
15:40. And there are bodies celestial and bodies terrestrial: but, one is the
glory of the celestial, and another of the terrestrial.
15:41. One is the glory of the sun, another the glory of the moon, and
another the glory of the stars. For star differeth from star in glory.
15:42. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption:
it shall rise in incorruption.
15:43. It is sown in dishonour: it shall rise in glory. It is sown in
weakness: it shall rise in power.
15:44. It is sown a natural body: it shall rise a spiritual body. If there be
a natural body, there is also a spiritual body, as it is written:
15:45. The first man Adam was made into a living soul; the last Adam into a
15:46. Yet that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural:
afterwards that which is spiritual.
15:47. The first man was of the earth, earthly: the second man, from heaven,
15:48. Such as is the earthly, such also are the earthly: and such as is the
heavenly, such also are they that are heavenly.
15:49. Therefore, as we have borne the image of the earthly, let us bear also
the image of the heavenly.
15:50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot possess the
kingdom of God: neither shall corruption possess incorruption.
15:51. Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall all indeed rise again: but
we shall not all be changed.
15:52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: for
the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall rise again incorruptible. And we
shall be changed.
15:53. For this corruptible must put on incorruption: and this mortal must
put on immortality.
15:54. And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to
pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory.
15:55. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?
4:7. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto sanctification.
4:8. Therefore, he that despiseth these things, despiseth not man, but
God, who also hath given his holy Spirit in us.
4:9. But as touching the charity of brotherhood, we have no need to write to
you: for yourselves have learned of God to love one another.
4:10. For indeed you do it towards all the brethren in all Macedonia. But we
entreat you, brethren, that you abound more:
4:11. And that you use your endeavour to be quiet: and that you do your own
business and work with your own hands, as we commanded you: and that you walk
honestly towards them that are without: and that you want nothing of any
4:12. And we will not have you ignorant brethren, concerning them that are
asleep, that you be not sorrowful, even as others who have no hope.
4:13. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again: even so them who
have slept through Jesus, will God bring with him.
4:14. For this we say unto you in the word of the Lord, that we who are
alive, who remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them who have
4:15. For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with commandment
and with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God: and the dead who
are in Christ shall rise first.
4:16. Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together with
them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air: and so shall we be always with
4:17. Wherefore, comfort ye one another with these words.