1 Corinthians Chapter 15

Christ's Resurrection

The witnesses of Christ's resurrection. See most references in Psalm 22:21.

1 Corinthians 15:3-8 (P)

Psalms 22:21

Christ Suffering at the Hands of Men

Christ taunted by the passers-by about what He said in John 2:19: "destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up". See other references in Psalm 109:25 and Lam 2:15.

1 Corinthians 15:3-8

Psalms 109:25

Lamentations 2:15

Matthew 27:40 (P)

John 2:19-22

John 10:18

Acts 2:32

Acts 10:40,41

Christ's Resurrection

The Father answering Christ by raising Him from the dead. See many references, such as Psalm 16:8-11 and Acts 2:24-28.

1 Corinthians 15:3-8

Psalms 16:8-11

Psalms 22:21 (P)

1st. half of vs. Loosed from the pains of death, lions mouth, and horns of the buffaloe. 2nd.half of vs. appearing to his brethren and praising in the Assembly Heb. 2:12.

Matthew 28:5,6

Mark 16:6

Luke 24:6,7

John 2:22

John 20:9

Acts 2:24

Loosed from the pains of death (horns of the buffaloe).

Acts 2:25-28

One who set Jehovah continually before him, would be raised by the glory of the Father.

Acts 10:39-41

Witnesses of Christ's resurrection.

Acts 13:35

Romans 4:24,25

Romans 6:4

Christ's Resurrection

Christ's resurrection and reward.

1 Corinthians 15:4,20

Psalms 16:10,11 (P,M)

Psalms 21:4

Matthew 12:38-40

Matthew 28:5,6

Mark 16:6

Luke 24:6,7

John 20:9

Acts 2:25-27

Acts 4:10

Acts 13:34,35

Romans 8:34

JND v11, pp137

JND Collected writings.

Christ's Resurrection

The disciples are witnesses of Christ's resurrection.

1 Corinthians 15:5-8

Acts 1:3

Acts 2:32 (P)

Acts 10:40,41

Christ's Resurrection

Paul had to meet this error, early in the Church. Note 1 Cor. 15 sets out the living changed and the dead raised. For the twinkling of an eye, all are on the earth changed and alive, ready to be caught up, which is in 1Thess.4.

1 Corinthians 15:12-19

Error that Christ was not raised.

Ezekiel 37:10

An exceeding great army, like all changed and raised in 1 Cor. 15.

Romans 8:11

Quickening, our mortal bodies changed.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-17

Living changed, dead raised, both caught up to meet the Lord.

2 Timothy 2:18

Error that the resurrection had taken place already.

1 Corinthians 15:52-54

Living changed. dead raised.

12 Tribes of Israel

144,000 with the seal of God on their foreheads. See references below. Note the links are with "sealed", not always in the context of the 144,000 sealed. See also the glad tidings of the kingdom presented by the 144,000 in Matt.24:14. See chart of Gen 49.

1 Corinthians 15:12

Psalms 17:15

Matthew 24:14

Acts 26:7 (P)

Note all the tribes were in Judah even before the Assyrian dispersion. See 2 Chronicles 11:13-17

1 John 3:2

Revelation 3:12,14

Revelation 7:3-8 (P)

Note the chart of the 12 tribes in Gen. 49:3-27, and comments about Dan and Ephraim missing.

Revelation 14:1-5

This group may be different from those in Rev.7.

Revelation 22:4

JND v5, pp22-25

JND Collected writings.

JT v48, pp457

JND v0, pp142,143

JND Notes and Jottings.

JND v0, pp144

JND Notes and Jottings. Why Dan left out.

Christ's Resurrection

Christ risen and each in his own rank to follow as risen. See Matt.27:52,53,62-66 and Matt.28:5,6. Also includes those who believed on Him during the tribulation. See references in Rev.7:9-17.

1 Corinthians 15:20-23 (P)

Matthew 27:52,53,62-66

Matthew 28:5,6

Revelation 7:9-17

JT v48, pp351

JND v2, pp305,308

JND Collected writings.

JND v5, pp110

JND v11, pp213

JND Collected writings.

Christ's Resurrection

Chief priests and Pharisees are concerned about what Christ said, that after three days I arise. See many references in Matt. 12:38-42.

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

Matthew 12:38-42

Matthew 27:62-66 (P)

The rest of the dead (2nd death) did not live till the 1,000 years had been completed. Note Jn 5:25-29 and Rev 20:12. See many references below.

1 Corinthians 15:20,23,52

Isaiah 32:18

Daniel 12:2

Luke 14:14

John 5:25-29

Acts 24:15

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Hebrews 11:13,39,40

Note all these died in faith. This brings the O.T. saints and those in the Church age into a common bond as they also could not be made perfect without us.

Revelation 2:11

Revelation 20:12

Those raised for judgment (2nd. death.)

Revelation 20:4

Revelation 20:5,6 (P)

3 areas of the 1st.resurrection. #1 Old testament saints Dan.12:2,#2 Redeemed of the Church age 1Thess.4:13-18 and 1Cor.15:20,,23,52,#3 Tribulation saints Rev.20:4.

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JND Collected writings.

JND v2, pp253,254

JND Collected writings. Notes on the Revelation.Note footnote pg. 254 thrones.

Christ's Resurrection

Many graves opened and many bodies of saints fallen asleep arise and enter the holy city after Christ's arising, and appear to many. See many reference about resurrection in Dan 12:2.

1 Corinthians 15:20-23

Daniel 12:2

Matthew 27:52,53 (P)

John 5:28,29

Death Swallowed up in Victory

Resurrection here related to Israel. Consider the resurrection of the just (many instances of resurrection 1 Cor 15 "each in his own rank" etc.) but of the unjust (finalised in Rev. 20:12.) See key scripture in John 5:25-29.

1 Corinthians 15:20,23,53-56

The truth of resurrection, seen in the firstfruits, Christ and those that are Christ's at His coming.

Job 21:30

Judgment of the wicked.

Psalms 9:8

Jehovah will judge the world with righteousness and execute judgment on the peoples with equity.

Psalms 49:15

Psalms 96:13

Jehovah will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Isaiah 25:8

He will swallow up death in victory.

Isaiah 66:24

Those brought to shame and everlasting contempt as in Dan.12:2

Ezekiel 37:7-14

The nation resurrected. They stand upon their feet as an exceeding great army.

Daniel 12:2 (P)

Hosea 13:14

Isreal ransomed from the grave.

Matthew 27:51-53

Tombs opened and many saints fallen asleep arise when the Lord lays down His life.

Luke 14:14

Resurrection of the just.

John 5:25-29

Covers the whole range of the resurrection of the just and of the unjust.

John 6:40

The righteous raised up on the last day.

John 11:24,25

Christ the resurrection and the life.

Acts 17:31

Christ has a day in which he is going to judge the habitable earth in righteousness.

Acts 24:15,25

There is a resurrection of both just and unjust, and judgment about to come.

Romans 2:5,6,16

Righteous judgment of God, who will judge the secrets of men.

Romans 8:11,17,23

Saints risen and glorified.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Dead in Christ rise first ,then the living who remain,are caught up together to meet the Lord.

2 Timothy 4:1

The God and Christ Jesus who is about to judge living and dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom.

2 Peter 2:9

The day of judgment.

Revelation 2:11

Overcomer not injured in the second death.

Revelation 20:5,12-14

Rest of the dead did not live till the 1,000 yrs. were completed. This is the second death and judgment of the wicked.

Revelation 20:6

Blessed are those to whom the second death has no power. See especially Rev. 2:11.

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JND Collected writings. Last paragraph on page.

Resurrection of Israel.

1 Corinthians 15:23,54,55

Isaiah 25:8

Isaiah 26:19 (P)

Ezekiel 37:1-28

Daniel 12:2


Solomon's reign, looks forward to Christ's rule in the Millennium.

1 Corinthians 15:23-28

Genesis 49:10

Numbers 14:21

Deuteronomy 28:1-2

2 Samuel 7:12-16

2 Samuel 23:3-4

1 Kings 8:20

1 Chronicles 17:11

Psalms 2:1-12

Psalms 8:6

Psalms 67:4

Psalms 72:1-19 (P,M)

Psalms 96:10

Psalms 110:1-7

Psalms 118:26

Psalms 132:17

Isaiah 1:25-27

Isaiah 2:2-4

Isaiah 4:3-6

Isaiah 9:6-7

Isaiah 11:3-10

Isaiah 12:3-6

Isaiah 24:23

Isaiah 25:6-8

Isaiah 30:15-26

Isaiah 32:1-18

Isaiah 33:17-22

Isaiah 35:1-10

Isaiah 35:1-2

Isaiah 40:1-28

Isaiah 41:17-20

Isaiah 42:1

Isaiah 44:3

Isaiah 49:1-26

Isaiah 51:11

Isaiah 51:3

Isaiah 54:1-17

Isaiah 55:12-13

Isaiah 58:8-12

Isaiah 60:19-21

Isaiah 61:1-8

Isaiah 65:18-25

Jeremiah 3:17

Jeremiah 23:5-8

Jeremiah 30:3-9

Jeremiah 31:1-40

Ezekiel 20:33-38

Ezekiel 21:27 (G)

Ezekiel 28:25-26

Ezekiel 34:23-31

Ezekiel 36:27-28

Ezekiel 40:1-49

Ezekiel 41:1-26

Ezekiel 42:1-20

Ezekiel 43:1-27

Ezekiel 44:1-31

Ezekiel 45:1-25

Ezekiel 46:1-24

Ezekiel 47:1-23

Ezekiel 48:1-35

Daniel 2:44-45

Daniel 7:14,27-28

Hosea 3:4-5

Hosea 6:1-4

Hosea 14:4-7

Joel 2:21-27

Joel 3:18-21

Amos 9:8-15

Obadiah 1:17

Micah 4:1-13

Micah 5:4-5

Habakkuk 2:14

Zephaniah 3:8-20

Haggai 2:6-9,20-23

Zechariah 1:16-17

Zechariah 2:10-12

Zechariah 8:1-23

Note touch of longevity in vs.4 " multitude of days".

Zechariah 9:10

See connection to vs.8 in Psalm 72.

Zechariah 14:1-11

Malachi 4:1-3

Matthew 13:41-43

Matthew 25:31-46

Ephesians 1:10

2 Peter 1:19

Revelation 7:17

Revelation 20:1-6

Revelation 21:9-27

Revelation 22:1-5

Day of God

New creation. The day of God. See references in 1 Cor 15:24,27,28.

1 Corinthians 15:24,27,28

2 Corinthians 5:17 (P)

Day of God

Then the end. The day of God. Eternity. Note references in Isaiah 65:17 and 66:22- new heavens and new earth could more refer to the Millennium.

1 Corinthians 15:24,27,28 (P)

2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Peter 3:11-13

Revelation 21:1-8

JT v48, pp352-354

Christ seated at the right hand of God, enemies made as footstool at His feet. # Indicates His present position at the right hand of God in references below,** indicates Him taking His own throne of glory in the future.

1 Corinthians 15:25,25


Psalms 2:6-8


Psalms 8:6


Psalms 68:18


Psalms 110:1 (P,M)

Daniel 7:9


Zechariah 6:13


Matthew 25:31


Matthew 26:64


Mark 12:35-37


Mark 14:62


Mark 16:19


Luke 20:41-44


Acts 2:33-35


Ephesians 1:22


Ephesians 4:8


Colossians 1:16


Hebrews 1:3,13


Hebrews 2:6-8


Hebrews 4:14


Hebrews 8:1


Hebrews 10:12,13


Revelation 1:4


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JND v11, pp312

JND Collected writings. Note Christ rises from the right hand of the Farthers throne, to take His own throne.

JND v32, pp251

JND Collected writings.

Christ must reign until He puts all enemies under His feet. See Psalm 8:6 and 110:1.

1 Corinthians 15:25 (P,M)

Psalms 8:6

Psalms 110:1

The last enemy that in annulled is death.

1 Corinthians 15:26 (P)

Revelation 1:18

Revelation 6:8

Revelation 20:13

Revelation 21:4

Christ the living One who became dead, and lives to the ages of ages. He has the keys of death and of Hades. See many references below.

1 Corinthians 15:26

Isaiah 24:22

2 Peter 2:4

Jude 1:6

Revelation 1:18 (P)

Revelation 9:1

Sea and death and hades gave up their dead and they were judged each according to their works. See many links below, especially Rev 20:12 and Matt 10:15.

1 Corinthians 15:26

Matthew 10:15

Matthew 11:22-24

Matthew 13:42

Luke 10:14

Luke 12:47,48

John 12:48

Acts 17:31

Hebrews 10:31

Revelation 1:18

Revelation 6:8

Revelation 20:12

Revelation 20:13 (P)

Put all things under His feet.

1 Corinthians 15:27

Psalms 8:6 (P,M)

Psalms 110:1

Ephesians 1:22

Colossians 1:16

JND v2, pp287

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp135,136

JND Collected writings.

Fulness of times, gathering up of all things in Christ, the things in the heavens and things upon the earth. Links for this in Psalm 72:1-17, 1 Cor 15:27,28 and Phil 2:10,11. For Christ's 1st coming in the fullness of time see Rom 16:25 and Gal 4:4,5.

1 Corinthians 15:27

Psalms 72:1-17

Romans 16:25

Galatians 4:4,5

Ephesians 1:10 (P,M)

JND v2, pp295

JND Collected writings.

JND v2, pp282-290

JND Collected writings. Lecture on Eph.1.

JND v5, pp109

JND Collected writings.

JND v11, pp217-241

JND Collected writings. Lecture on Eph.1.

Day of God

Day of God. The massive destruction of the heavens and earth make way for the new heavens and new earth. See references in 1 Cor 15:28 and Rev 21:1-8. Note Isaiah 65:17 and 66:22 which may more point to the new heavens and new earth in the Millennium.

1 Corinthians 15:28

2 Peter 3:11-13 (P)

Revelation 21:1-8

He that overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be to him God and he shall be to me son. See links below.

1 Corinthians 15:28

Vss. 7,8 probably close the eternal side on new Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 24:7

Jeremiah 31:33

Romans 8:7

2 Corinthians 6:16-18

Revelation 21:7 (P)

JND v0, pp156

JND Notes and Jottings. Links with God all in all 1 Cor.15:28.

A new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and earth had passed away. The day of God 2 Pet 3:5-7,11-13. See other references below.

1 Corinthians 15:28

Isaiah 65:17

Does it apply to the reconstructed millenial heavens and earth or the eternal scene?

Isaiah 66:22

See note on Isaiah 65:17.

2 Peter 3:5-7,11-13

Revelation 21:1 (P)

Revelation 21:1-8

JND v5, pp100,101

JND Collected writings.

JND v5, pp95

JND Collected writings.

JND v2, pp257,258

JND Collected writings. Notes on the Revelation.

JND v2, pp257-260

JND Collected writings. Notes on the Revelation. Comments on all of ch.21.

Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

1 Corinthians 15:32

Isaiah 22:13 (G)

" Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die". See Isaiah 22:13.

1 Corinthians 15:32 (G)

Isaiah 22:13

Blessing #6. Blessed is he who keeps the prophecy of this book. See references in Rev 1:3 "Behold I come quickly" (suddenly). See links below.

1 Corinthians 15:51,52

1 Corinthians 16:22

Hebrews 10:37

Revelation 1:3

7 blessings.

Revelation 3:11

Revelation 22:12.20

Revelation 22:7 (P)

JND v5, pp104

JND Collected writings.

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord for their works follow after them. See 1 Cor 15:51-53.

1 Corinthians 15:51-53

Revelation 14:13 (P)

I come quickly. See links below.

1 Corinthians 15:51,52

Revelation 3:11 (P)

Revelation 22:7,12,20

JT v48, pp416,417

Christ will not delay His coming. See references below.

1 Corinthians 15:51,52

Hebrews 10:37 (P)

2 Peter 3:3,4,8

Revelation 22:7,12,20

Translation, (Rapture) and Ascension

This section stresses the truth of resurrection and change making ready for the catching up of the saints in 1 Thess 4:13-18. See many references in Gen 5:23,24.

1 Corinthians 15:51-58 (P)

Genesis 5:24

Numbers 10:5-7

Order of the last trump (vs.52) to pattern of the silver trumpets.

Matthew 27:52-53


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JND v11, pp262

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JND v32, pp253

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Translation, (Rapture) and Ascension

The catching up of both Enoch and Elijah provide a pattern for the resurrection, translation and catching up (Rapture) of the saints in the N.T. The key scripture however that puts it all together is 1 Thess.4:13-19.

1 Corinthians 15:51-58

Genesis 5:23-24 (P)

Numbers 10:1-7

Note vs.7 could give a hint of the last trump in 1Corinthians15:52.

2 Kings 2:11-12

John 14:1-3

Philippians 3:21

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The key scripture to all the other links.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-18

our gathering to Him

Hebrews 11:5

2 Peter 2:9

1 John 3:2-3

Jude 1:21

Revelation 4:1

Revelation 11:11-12

FER v12, pp436,437

Translation, (Rapture) and Ascension

Christ instructing His disciples that in my Father's house He will prepare you a place. He promises that He is coming again and "shall receive you to myself". This includes our resurrection and translation. In the links I have included O.T.heavenly saints

1 Corinthians 15:51-56

Resurrection and change of those alive that preceeds translation.

Genesis 5:23,24

Translation of O.T. and N.T. saints.

Daniel 12:2

Resurrection of O.T. saints.

John 14:1-3 (P)

Romans 8:11,17,23

Philippians 1:10

Christ's day, our destination to be with Him.

Philippians 3:21

Our bodies of humiliation transformed into conformity to his body of glory.

Colossians 3:4

When Christ is manifested, then we shall be manifested with him.

1 Thessalonians 2:19

The Lord Jesus at his coming. Could refer to his public appearing or his private coming for his saints.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The key scripture reinforcing these links.

2 Thessalonians 2:1

Hebrews 10:25

Hebrews 11:10,16

The O.T. saints seek a heavenly city.

Hebrews 12:22-26

What we have come to, our heavenly destination.

1 Peter 5:4

When the chief shepherd is manifested we shall receive the unfading crown of glory.

2 Peter 2:9

The Lord knows how to keep the godly out of trial.

1 John 3:2

When he in manifested we shall be like him.

Revelation 3:10

I will keep thee out of the hour of trial which is about to come upon the whole habitable earth.

Revelation 11:11,12

Two olive trees ( possibly Moses and Elijah or prophets like them),translated to heaven.

Revelation 21:1-27

The heavenly city.

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Resurrection in the O.T. and the N.T. See links in Isaiah 25:8, 26:19 and Hosea 13:14.

1 Corinthians 15:54,55 (P)

Isaiah 25:8

Isaiah 26:19

Daniel 12:2

Hosea 13:14

He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall not exist any more, nor grief, nor cry, nor distress. For the former things have passed away. See references below.

1 Corinthians 15:54

Isaiah 25:8

Isaiah 35:10

Hosea 13:14

Revelation 21:4 (P)

Death Swallowed up in Victory

Also Jehovah wiping away tears and bringing in comforts and blessings, not hungering or thirsting etc.

1 Corinthians 15:54

Deuteronomy 28:1-14

Isaiah 25:8 (P)

God wiping away tears from off all faces, see also Rev 21:4.

Isaiah 30:19

Isaiah 35:3,4,10

Isaiah 40:1,2

Isaiah 49:10

Isaiah 51:11

Isaiah 54:11-13

Isaiah 60:19,20

Isaiah 61:3

Isaiah 65:18,19

Isaiah 66:12-14

Jeremiah 12:15

Jeremiah 24:7

Jeremiah 30:17

Ezekiel 11:19,20

Ezekiel 34:11-16

Ezekiel 36:24-27

Romans 11:22-36

Revelation 7:17

Revelation 21:4

He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,compare Isaiah 25:8.