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

  • 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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