1 Corinthians 15:28

“And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when all things shall bee subdued vnto him, then shal the Sonne also himselfe bee subiect vnto him that put all things vnder him, that God may be all in all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when all things have been subjected unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that God may be all in all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when all things have been put under him, then will the Son himself be under him who put all things under him, so that God may be all in all.
- Basic English Bible

But when all things shall have been brought into subjection to him, then the Son also himself shall be placed in subjection to him who put all things in subjection to him, that God may be all in all.)
- Darby Bible

And when all things shall be subdued to him, then shall the Son also himself be subject to him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
- Webster's Bible

But when the whole universe has been made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also become subject to Him who has made the universe subject to Him, in order that GOD may be all in all.
- Weymouth Bible

When all things have been subjected to him, then the Son will also himself be subjected to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all.
- World English Bible

And whanne alle thingis ben suget to hym, thanne the sone hym silf schal be suget to hym, that made `alle thingis suget to hym, that God be alle thingis in alle thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and when the all things may be subjected to him, then the Son also himself shall be subject to Him, who did subject to him the all things, that God may be the all in all.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:28


15:28 The Son also shall be subject - Shall deliver up the mediatorial kingdom. That the three - one God may be all in all - All things, (consequently all persons,) without any interruption, without the intervention of any creature, without the opposition of any enemy, shall be subordinate to God. All shall say, My God, and my all. This is the end. Even an inspired apostle can see nothing beyond this.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:28


1Co 15:28 When all things shall be subdued unto him. When the world is subdued to Christ. Then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him. Then, as his work is done, he will give up the kingdom to the Father (1Co 15:24). Then Christ will give up the seals of office.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 15:28

  • Grant, where in the Word does the incommunicable attribute of Christ 's submission make the only begotten Son less glorious, or less honorable than the Father? Does this particular attribute that distinguishes the Person of the Son from the Father diminish other of the Son 's attributes that qualify His divinity? Just because the Son is eternally submissive does not change that He is eternal. Nor does it change His omnipotence, omniscience, or His omnipresence. Nor can Christ change, being immutable, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do a study on communicable and incommunicable attributes of the Godhead.
  • Robert A. Scott for verse 28
    But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. I Corinthians 2:14. What I believe is that we can only understand Spiritual things of God through His Discerning Spirit.
  • Well trinitarians, there goes the three equal God theory. How can the 3 gods of the trinity be equal if Jesus is subject to anybody.

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