INCORRUPTION. A term (Gr. aphtharsia, “perpetuity, incorruption”) used by Paul in (1 Cor 15:42, 50, 53–54) of the resurrection body which the Christian will receive at the time of the rapture along with the departed saints, shortly before they return to reign with Christ (1 Thess 4:13–18; cf.Rev 20:4–6).
IMPERISHABLE. The rendering in the NASB and NIV of two Gk. words to describe something as ever-enduring, unchanging.1. Gk. aphtharsia is applied in 1 Cor. 15:42, 50, 53–54 to the body of a man as exempt from decay after the resurrection (the KJV reads “incorruption”). The same Gk. word is rendered “immortality”
INCORRUPTIBLE. This word appears in both the KJV and the NASB but in different places.In the NASB the term is the translation of Gk. aphthartos in Rom. 1:23 (NIV, “immortal”) and of Gk. aphtharsia in the benediction to the Ephesians (6:24): “Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with
INCORRUPTION<in-ko-rup’-shun> ([ἀφθαρσία, aphtharsia]): Occurs in 1 Cor 15:42, 50, 53, 54, of the resurrection body, and is twice used in the Revised Version (British and American) for the King James Version “immortality” (Rom 2:7; 2 Tim 1:10 margin).See IMMORTALITY.
IMPERISHABLE Not subject to decay; ever enduring. Imperishable (KJV, incorruption) describes the spiritual resurrection body that, unlike the physical body, is not subject to the decay associated with death (1 Cor. 15:42–54). Imperishable describes the everlasting reward of the saints (1 Cor. 9:25; 1
INCORRUPTIBILITY. The terms ἀφθαρσία and ἀθανασία do not appear in the Septuagint, but only in the books of Wisdom and 4 Maccabees. Humanity is made for incorruptibility (Wis 6:17–19). St. Paul places himself in this sapiential tradition (ἀφθαρσία: Rom 2:7; 1 Cor 15:42; Eph 6:24; 2 Tim 1:10; ἀθανασία: