1 Corinthians 15:26

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The last enemie that shall be destroyed, is death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The last enemy that will be abolished is death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The last enemy that shall be abolished is death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The last power to come to an end is death.
- Basic English Bible

[The] last enemy [that] is annulled [is] death.
- Darby Bible

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
- Webster's Bible

The last enemy that is to be overthrown is Death;
- Weymouth Bible

The last enemy that will be abolished is death.
- World English Bible

And at the laste, deth the enemye schal be distried; for he hath maad suget alle thingis vndur hise feet.
- Wycliffe Bible

the last enemy is done away -- death;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:26


15:26 The last enemy that is destroyed is death - Namely, after Satan, #Heb 2:14|, and sin, #1Cor 15:56|, are destroyed. In the same order they prevailed. Satan brought in sin, and sin brought forth death. And Christ, when he of old engaged with these enemies, first conquered Satan, then sin, in his death; and, lastly, death, in his resurrection. In the same order he delivers all the faithful from them, yea, and destroys these enemies themselves. Death he so destroys that it shall be no more; sin and Satan, so that they shall no more hurt his people.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:26


1Co 15:26 The last enemy . . . [is] death. See Re 20:12-14. The order there of closing events is the resurrection, the judgment, and the casting of Death and Hades (hades--the grave) into the lake of fire.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 15

  • Linda
    Its a Lot to digest, then I thought after I thought that, that it makes sense because we are being fed the Word of God when we read the Word. What do you think? Anyone? This Chapter says so much. Paul had a conversion to Jesus like many have not experienced as far as we know. I love that we shall be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of and eye. I am so thankful for Jesus. Thank the Lord!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Note the mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
  • A disciple
    "But why were some too dull to make sure they had Oil for their Lamps?" Its not merely wearing the decorations and ornaments of a Christian costume that will either enable us to endure to the end, or be eventually welcomed into the Wedding Feast of the Lamb; but the intelligence to rightly use what has been provided us, and the holy diligence to REALLY MAKE SURE WE'RE READY FOR HIS COMING!
  • Love for Truth
    Amen verse 57 Victory in Jesus my savior forever He sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood
  • A disciple
    "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." The greatness and generosity of God is more than any of us will ever understand. As it says in the Psalms, His understanding is infinite i.e. There is no number! Yet we must make sure our calling and election is in the same Spirit as His holiness and love of righteousness and truth that cannot abide a character unfit for His presence and fellowship. He has made every possible provision for our salvation and safe arrival home to Himself after our time here. So what then was the difference between the wise and the foolish virgins? They all were called, and all had the Wedding Garments and Lamps! But why were some too dull to make sure they had Oil for their Lamps? Why sit there waiting like an idiot with no oil for your Lamp? Do you just want to carry a useless lantern, while your hands could be freed up to carry other things? Better make sure how important this Wedding, and the Bridegroom really is to you or don't waste your time!
  • Linda Lowen
    Steve morrow
    Excellent! You are Right On. Hold Fast that which is Good.

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