1 Corinthians 15:24

“Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then commeth the end, when he shall haue deliuered vp the kingdome to God euen the Father, when he shall haue put downe all rule, and all authority and power.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

then {comes} the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then `cometh' the end, when he shall deliver up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have abolished all rule and all authority and power.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then comes the end, when he will give up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he will have put an end to all rule and to all authority and power.
- Basic English Bible

Then the end, when he gives up the kingdom to him [who is] God and Father; when he shall have annulled all rule and all authority and power.
- Darby Bible

Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power.
- Webster's Bible

Later on, comes the End, when He is to surrender the Kingship to God, the Father, when He shall have overthrown all other government and all other authority and power.
- Weymouth Bible

Then the end comes, when he will deliver up the Kingdom to God, even the Father; when he will have abolished all rule and all authority and power.
- World English Bible

aftirward an ende, whanne he schal bitake the kyngdom to God and to the fadir, whanne he schal auoide al princehod, and power, and vertu.
- Wycliffe Bible

then -- the end, when he may deliver up the reign to God, even the Father, when he may have made useless all rule, and all authority and power --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:24


15:24 Then - After the resurrection and the general judgment. Cometh the end - Of the world; the grand period of all those wonderful scenes that have appeared for so many succeeding generations. When he shall have delivered up the kingdom to the Father, and he (the Father) shall have abolished all adverse rule, authority, and power - Not that the Father will then begin to reign without the Son, nor will the Son then cease to reign. For the divine reign both of the Father and Son is from everlasting to everlasting. But this is spoken of the Son's mediatorial kingdom, which will then be delivered up, and of the immediate kingdom or reign of the Father, which will then commence. Till then the Son transacts the business which the Father hath given him, for those who are his, and by them as well as by the angels, with the Father, and against their enemies. So far as the Father gave the kingdom to the Son, the Son shall deliver it up to the Father, #John 13:3|. Nor does the Father cease to reign, when he gives it to the Son; neither the Son, when he delivers it to the Father: but the glory which he had before the world began, #John 17:5|; Heb 1:8, will remain even after this is delivered up. Nor will he cease to be a king even in his human nature, #Luke 1:33|. If the citizens of the new Jerusalem shall reign for ever, #Rev 22:5|, how much more shall he?


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:24


1Co 15:24 The [cometh] the end. The end follows soon after the resurrection of the saints. When he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God. See 1Co 15:28. When Christ's work is accomplished he places all in the Father's hands.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 15:24

  • G.R.van der Linden for verse 24
    This is so far the best explanation I have received. Thank you very much. Many of your commentaries are justified.

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