1 Corinthians 15:51

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I shew you a mysterie: we shall not all sleepe, but wee shall all be changed,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed,
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I am giving you the revelation of a secret: we will not all come to the sleep of death, but we will all be changed.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed,
- Darby Bible

Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
- Webster's Bible

I tell you a truth hitherto kept secret: we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
- World English Bible

Lo! Y seie to you priuyte of hooli thingis. And alle we schulen rise ayen, but not alle we schulen be chaungid;
- Wycliffe Bible

lo, I tell you a secret; we indeed shall not all sleep, and we all shall be changed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:51


15:51 A mystery - A truth hitherto unknown; and not yet fully known to any of the sons of men. We - Christians. The Apostle considers them all as one, in their succeeding generations. Shall not all die - Suffer a separation of soul and body. But we shall all - Who do not die, be changed - So that this animal body shall become spiritual.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:51


1Co 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery. I disclose to you a secret of which you have had, hitherto, no knowledge. We shall not all sleep. There will be some on the death who shall be alive when Christ comes. But we shall all be changed. The living who meet Christ, as well as the dead who are raised up. All shall be made immortal and incorruptible.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 15

  • Ann
    2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
  • Lily
    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord
  • A disciple
    Hb; Paul said, Absent from the body, and present with the Lord. Solomon wrote, The spirit of man that goes upward, and the spirit of the beast that goes downward to the earth; and, Then shall the spirit return to God that gave it. The rich man dies and is buried, and immediately lifts up his eyes in the torment of fire in hell; while Lazarus was carried by the Angels into Abraham's bosom.
  • A disciple
    "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" The greatest Word which the Lord Jesus has said to us, is the one most often having the least thought about and attention given and that is of ETERNAL LIFE! We may at times over our lives have "moments" of clarity, or fleeting glimpses of eternal reality for this whole existence is shrouded in vanity and vexation of spirit but there is a day coming to each and every one of us when we die, and will be awoken from this dream state! We want to be healthy and strong in this life, and not always be hunted by troubles and threats from the devil but how much can we really expect from such a ruin and alienated from God world, even if we had no adversity? This world and our present existence in it is decaying, and must at one point be taken away for ever for this is NOT God's final and glorious plan for man, in this world as it is! But we have a Word from the Son of God Himself, that we are not of this world, but have been chosen and called from out of it, and that we belong to God, and He has given us Jesus, to be with Him in glory and live for ever.
  • BettyG
    To Greg: I like your comment; Gal.2:21 is another verse to go with it.
  • Greg
    It is good to know that God provided a way to heaven through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus would not lie and would not come to earth just to be labeled a good person, prophet, or miracle worker. He came to end spiritual death for all those that would rely on His blood sacrifice for their salvation. Good works is not the answer if so than his blood is powerless. Works are corruptible not His blood

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