1 Corinthians 15:53
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New International Version
For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

New Living Translation
For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.

English Standard Version
For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.

New American Standard Bible
For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

King James Bible
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this corruptible must be clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal must be clothed with immortality.

International Standard Version
For what is decaying must be clothed with what cannot decay, and what is dying must be clothed with what cannot die.

NET Bible
For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For this destructible is going to wear indestructibility and this mortal shall wear immortality.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This body that decays must be changed into a body that cannot decay. This mortal body must be changed into a body that will live forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

King James 2000 Bible
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

American King James Version
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

American Standard Version
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this corruptible must put on incorruption; and this mortal must put on immortality.

Darby Bible Translation
For this corruptible must needs put on incorruptibility, and this mortal put on immortality.

English Revised Version
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Weymouth New Testament
For so it must be: this perishable nature must clothe itself with what is imperishable, and this mortality must clothe itself with immortality.

World English Bible
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Young's Literal Translation
for it behoveth this corruptible to put on incorruption, and this mortal to put on immortality;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:51-58 All the saints should not die, but all would be changed. In the gospel, many truths, before hidden in mystery, are made known. Death never shall appear in the regions to which our Lord will bear his risen saints. Therefore let us seek the full assurance of faith and hope, that in the midst of pain, and in the prospect of death, we may think calmly on the horrors of the tomb; assured that our bodies will there sleep, and in the mean time our souls will be present with the Redeemer. Sin gives death all its hurtful power. The sting of death is sin; but Christ, by dying, has taken out this sting; he has made atonement for sin, he has obtained remission of it. The strength of sin is the law. None can answer its demands, endure its curse, or do away his own transgressions. Hence terror and anguish. And hence death is terrible to the unbelieving and the impenitent. Death may seize a believer, but it cannot hold him in its power. How many springs of joy to the saints, and of thanksgiving to God, are opened by the death and resurrection, the sufferings and conquests of the Redeemer! In verse 58, we have an exhortation, that believers should be stedfast, firm in the faith of that gospel which the apostle preached, and they received. Also, to be unmovable in their hope and expectation of this great privilege, of being raised incorruptible and immortal. And to abound in the work of the Lord, always doing the Lord's service, and obeying the Lord's commands. May Christ give us faith, and increase our faith, that we may not only be safe, but joyful and triumphant.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 53. - This mortal must put on immortality. When we are "clothed upon" by our "house from heaven," and have put off "this tabernacle," in which we groan being burdened, then "mortality will be swallowed up of life" (2 Corinthians 5:3, 4, where we also find the metaphor of a robe of immortality, mixed up with the metaphor of a building).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For this corruptible must put on incorruption,.... The apostle returns to what he had before asserted, concerning the necessity of an alteration in the qualities of bodies, in order to the enjoyment of the heavenly state; showing, that the selfsame body the saints now have, for he seems to point with his finger to his own, and which are incorruptible ones, shall and must be clothed with incorruption:

and this mortal must put on immortality; the body that now is mortal, must become immortal; it must put off its rags of mortality, and be clothed with the shining robes of immortality; and which must be done, either by first dying, and then rising from the dead; or by undergoing alive a quick and sudden change, which will at once remove all corruption and mortality; see:

"He answered and said unto me, These be they that have put off the mortal clothing, and put on the immortal, and have confessed the name of God: now are they crowned, and receive palms.'' (2 Esdras 2:45)

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

53. this—pointing to his own body and that of those whom he addresses.

put on—as a garment (2Co 5:2, 3).

immortality—Here only, besides 1Ti 6:16, the word "immortality" is found. Nowhere is the immortality of the soul, distinct from the body, taught; a notion which many erroneously have derived from heathen philosophers. Scripture does not contemplate the anomalous state brought about by death, as the consummation to be earnestly looked for (2Co 5:4), but the resurrection.

1 Corinthians 15:53 Additional Commentaries
Context
Where O Death is Your Victory?
52in 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. 53For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54But 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.…
Cross References
Romans 1:23
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

Romans 2:7
To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.

2 Corinthians 5:2
Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling,

2 Corinthians 5:4
For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Treasury of Scripture

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

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Romans 13:12-14 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast …

2 Corinthians 5:2-4 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed on with our …

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness …

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what …

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