So also is the rising again of the dead: it is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption;
1 Corinthians 15:42 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So also is the resurrection of the dead - That is, the bodies of the dead, though all immortal, shall possess different degrees of splendor and glory, according to the state of holiness in which their respective souls were found. The rabbins have some crude notions concerning different degrees of glory, which the righteous shall possess in the kingdom of heaven. They make out seven degrees: -
"The first of which is possessed by צדיקים tsaddikim, the just, who observe the covenant of the holy, blessed God, and subjugate all evil affections."
"The second is possessed by those who are ישרים yesharim, the upright; whose delight it is to walk in the ways of God and please him."
"The third is for תמימים temimim, the perfect: those who, with integrity, walk in the ways of God, and do not curiously pry into his dispensations."
"The fourth is for קדושים kedoshim, the holy ones; those who are the excellent of the earth, in whom is all God's delight." Psalm 16:3.
"The fifth is for בעלי תשובה baaley teshubah, the chief of the penitents; who have broken through the brazen doors, and returned to the Lord."
"The sixth is for תינוקות של בית רבן rof si ht tinukoth shel beith raban, the scholars and tender ones; who have not transgressed."
"The seventh is for חסידים chasidim, the godly: and this is the innermost of all the departments." These seven degrees require a comment by themselves.
There is a saying among the rabbins very like that of the apostle in this and the preceding verse Siphri, in Yalcut Simeoni, page 2, fol. 10: "The faces of the righteous shall be, in the world to come, like suns, moons, the heaven, stars, lightnings: and like the lilies and candlesticks of the temple."
It is sown in corruption - The body is buried in a state of degradation, decay, and corruption. The apostle uses the word sown to intimate that the body shall rise again, as a seed springs up that has been sown in the earth.
It is raised in incorruption - Being no more subject to corruption, dissolution, and death.
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1 Corinthians 15:50-54 Now this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption...
Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament...
Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Philippians 3:20,21 For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ...
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are...
Job 17:14 I have said to corruption, You are my father: to the worm, You are my mother, and my sister.
Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.
Psalm 49:9,14 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption...
Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption...
Acts 2:27,31 Because you will not leave my soul in hell, neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption...
Acts 13:34-37 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise...
Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts...
Romans 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
1 Corinthians 15:52-54 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...
Luke 20:35,36 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry...
1 Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,
1 Corinthians 15:42 Parallel CommentariesBody Corruption Dead Death Decay Free Imperishable Incorruptibility Incorruption Life Perishable Planted Raised Resurrection Rising Sown StateBody Corruption Dead Death Decay Free Imperishable Incorruptibility Incorruption Life Perishable Planted Raised Resurrection Rising Sown StateTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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