1 Corinthians 15:29–16:24

29 Else what shall they do which zare baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not aat all? why are they then baptized for the dead? 30 And why stand we in bjeopardy every hour? 31 I protest by ||your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, cI die ddaily. 32 If ||after the manner of men eI have fought with beasts at fEphesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? glet us eat and drink; hfor to morrow we die. 33 iBe not deceived: jevil communications corrupt good manners. 34 kAwake to righteousness, and sin not; for lsome have not the knowledge of God: mI speak this to your shame.

35 But some man will say, nHow are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? 36 Thou ofool, pthat which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: 37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, qit may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: 38 But God giveth it a body qqas it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. 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. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 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. 42 rSo also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in scorruption; it is raised in tincorruption: 43 uIt is sown in dishonour; it ris 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. There is a wnatural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, xThe first man Adam was made a living soul; ythe last Adam was made za quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is wnatural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 aThe first man is of the earth, bearthy: the second man is acthe Lord from heaven. 48 As is the bearthy, such are they also that are bearthy: and as is the heavenly, dsuch are they also that are heavenly. 49 And eas we have borne the image of the bearthy, fwe shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

50 Now this I say, brethren, that gflesh and blood hcannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth icorruption inherit iincorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; kWe shall not all lsleep, but mwe shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for nthe trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on iincorruption, and othis mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on iincorruption, and opthis mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, qDeath is oswallowed up rin victory. 55 sO death, where is thy sting? O ||tgrave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and uthe strength of sin is the law. 57 But vthanks be to God, wwhich giveth us xthe victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 yTherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye zstedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in athe work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know bthat your labour is not in vain cin the Lord.

16 Now concerning athe collection for bthe saints, as cI have given order to dthe churches of eGalatia, even so do ye. Upon fthe first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, gas God hath hprospered him, ithat there be no gatherings when I come. And when I come, jwhomsoever ye shall kapprove by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem. And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me. Now I will come unto you, lwhen I shall pass through mMacedonia: for nI do pass through Macedonia. And oit may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may pbring me on my journey whithersoever I go. For I will not see you qnow by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, rif the Lord permit. But I will tarry at sEphesus until tPentecost. For ua great door and effectual is opened unto me, and vthere are many adversaries. 10 Now wif xTimotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for yhe worketh zthe work of the Lord, as I also do. 11 aLet no man therefore despise him: but pconduct him forth bin peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren. 12 As touching cour brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time. 13 dWatch ye, estand fast in the faith, fquit you like men, fgbe strong. 14 hLet all your things be done with charity.

15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of iStephanas, that it is kthe firstfruits of lAchaia, and that they have addicted themselves to mnthe ministry of the saints,) 16 oThat ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and nlaboureth. 17 I am glad of the coming of iStephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: pfor that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. 18 For they have qrefreshed my spirit and yours: therefore oacknowledge ye them that are such. 19 The churches of rAsia salute you. sAquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, twith the church that is in their house. 20 All the brethren greet you. uGreet ye one another with an holy kiss.

21 vThe salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. 22 wIf any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be xAnathema yMaran-atha. 23 zThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from aPhilippi bby Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, and Timotheus.

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