1corinthians

1 Cor. 15:2 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VI

believer, "unless ye have believed inconsiderately."[49]

1 Cor. 15:3 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

He was likewise preached by Paul: "For I delivered," he says, "unto you first of all, that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures."[333]

1 Cor. 15:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian A Treatise on the Soul

that is, in the secret inner recess which is hidden in the earth, and enclosed by the earth, and superimposed on the abysmal depths which lie still lower down. Now although Christ is God, yet, being also man, "He died according to the Scriptures,"[311]

1 Cor. 15:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

testifies that "He died according to the Scriptures,"[186]

1 Cor. 15:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

For even the apostle, to his declaration-which he makes not without feeling the weight of it-that "Christ died," immediately adds, "according to the Scriptures,"[409]

1 Cor. 15:3 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

For the Son, therefore, to die, amounted to His being forsaken by the Father. The Son, then, both dies and rises again, according to the Scriptures.[425]

1 Cor. 15:3 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book II

After that He was seen of James, then of all the apostles. And last of all He was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time."[157]

1 Cor. 15:3 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

And last of all He was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the last of the apostles."[344]

1 Cor. 15:5 - NIV, NAB - in Didache

But concerning the apostles and prophets, according to the decree of the Gospel, thus do. 4. Let every apostle that cometh to you be received as the Lord.[105]

1 Cor. 15:6 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Vision Third

Those square white stones which fitted exactly into each other, are apostles, bishops, teachers, and deacons, who have lived in godly purity, and have acted as bishops and teachers and deacons chastely and reverently to the elect of God. Some of them have fallen asleep, and some still remain alive.[18]

1 Cor. 15:6 - NIV, NAB - in Gospel of Nicodemus I The Acts of Pilate

And both we and many others of the five hundred[123]

1 Cor. 15:8 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans

But as for me, I am ashamed to be counted one of them; for indeed I am not worthy, as being the very last of them, and one born out of due time.[56]

1 Cor. 15:8 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I

And that the Saviour appeared to her when she lay outside of the Pleroma as a kind of abortion, they affirm Paul to have declared in his Epistle to the Corinthians [in these words], "And last of all, He appeared to me also, as to one born out of due time."[98]

1 Cor. 15:8 - NIV, NAB - in The Passing of Mary Latin II

And, saluting each other, they wondered, saying: What is the cause for which the Lord hath assembled us here?[5]

1 Cor. 15:9 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book I

Paul were sprung from the root of a good tree, how should they be deemed to have brought forth fruits so wicked? And if they should return the answer which is generally invented, that it was not Paul who persecuted, but some other person, I know not whom, who was in Paul; and that it was not Peter who uttered the denial, but some other individual in him; how should Paul say, if he had not sinned, that "I am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God? "[131]

1 Cor. 15:9 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

"I am the last of all the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle. But by the grace of God I am what I am."[336]

1 Cor. 15:10 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

Wherefore also Paul, since he was the apostle of the Gentiles, says, "I laboured more than they all."[340]

1 Cor. 15:10 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

and again, "I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me."[307]

1 Cor. 15:11 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

after the resurrection, he says in continuation, "But whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed,"[223]

1 Cor. 15:11 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book IV

if Marcion be an apostle, still as Paul says, "Whether it be I or they, so we preach; "[103]

1 Cor. 15:11 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

I am content with the fact that, between apostles, there is a common agreement in rules of faith and of discipline. For, "Whether (it be) I," says (Paul), "or they, thus we preach."[234]

1 Cor. 15:11 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

"Therefore, whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed."[345]

1 Cor. 15:12 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

It is plain, then, that Paul knew no other Christ besides Him alone, who both suffered, and was buried, and rose gain, who was also born, and whom he speaks of as man. For after remarking, "But if Christ be preached, that He rose from the dead,"[334]

1 Cor. 15:12 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

Paul, in his first epistle to the Corinthians, sets his mark on certain who denied and doubted the resurrection.[344]

1 Cor. 15:12 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book I

I am content to illustrate this imperfection by the fact that even those whom he saves are found to possess but an imperfect salvation-that is, they are saved only so far as the soul is concerned,[310]

1 Cor. 15:12 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Ours is a better faith, which believes in a future Christ, than the heretic's, which has none at all to believe in. Touching the resurrection of the dead,[391]

1 Cor. 15:12 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain, because ye are yet in your sins, and they which have fallen asleep in Christ are perished."[340]

1 Cor. 15:12 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book III

Nay, even in the Epistles of Paul, who was contemporary with those who had seen Jesus, certain particulars are found mentioned as having been the subject of dispute,-viz., respecting the resurrection,[35]

1 Cor. 15:12 - NIV, NAB - in Julius Africanus The Epistle to Aristides

For who does not know that most holy word of the apostle also, who, when he was preaching and proclaiming the resurrection of our Saviour, and confidently affirming the truth, said with great fear, "If any say that Christ is not risen, and we assert and have believed this, and both hope for and preach that very thing, we are false witnesses of God, in alleging that He raised up Christ, whom He raised not up? "[6]

1 Cor. 15:12 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

of them that sleep; "[604]

1 Cor. 15:13 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Tarsians

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. If the dead rise not, let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die."[33]

1 Cor. 15:13 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

But now Christ has risen from the dead, the first-fruits of those that sleep; for as by man [came] death, by man also [came] the resurrection of the dead."[112]

1 Cor. 15:13 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book III

Moreover, they even show themselves to be false witnesses of God, because they testified that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise. And we remain in our sins still.[128]

1 Cor. 15:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book X

Now there are some who fall into confusion on this head of the Father and the Son, and we must devote a few words to them. They quote the text,[116]

1 Cor. 15:19 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

now heard, except it be, forsooth, in the entertainments of the heretics? For, allowing that the word of the gospel may be called "the trump of God," since it was still calling men, yet they must at that time either be dead as to the body, that they may be able to rise again; and then how are they alive? Or else caught up into the clouds; and how then are they here? "Most miserable," no doubt, as the apostle declared them, are they "who in this life only" shall be found to have hope:[167]

1 Cor. 15:19 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius Divine Institutes Book VI

Therefore he is not of sound mind, who, without having any greater hope set before him, prefers labours, and tortures, and miseries, to those goods which others enjoy in life.[67]

1 Cor. 15:19 - NIV, NAB - in The Teaching of Addaeus the Apostle

For He it is that confounded the tongues of the presumptuous in this region who were before us; and He it is that teaches at this day the faith of truth and verity by us, humble and despicable[15]

1 Cor. 15:20 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

Let us consider, beloved, how the Lord continually proves to us that there shall be a future resurrection, of which He has rendered the Lord Jesus Christ the first-fruits[101]

1 Cor. 15:20 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

and receiving into His bosom the ancient fathers, has regenerated them into the life of God, He having been made Himself the beginning of those that live, as Adam became the beginning of those who die.[447]

1 Cor. 15:20 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Dogmatical and Historical Fragments

1. He calls Him, then, "the first-fruits of them that sleep,"[455]

1 Cor. 15:20 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

the first-fruits[118]

1 Cor. 15:20 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

-on this account it was necessary for Him to go to Jerusalem, that having suffered many things in that Jerusalem, He might make "the first-fruits"[136]

1 Cor. 15:20 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

For so long as Christ "had not been raised from the dead. the first-fruits of them that are asleep,"[137]

1 Cor. 15:21 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Now that falls down which returns to the ground; and that rises again which falls down. "Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection."[399]

1 Cor. 15:21 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

Thus it says: "There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory."[499]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

he might acquire for himself hearers void of faith, affecting to be esteemed a teacher, and endeavouring from time to time to employ sayings of this kind often [made use of] by Paul: "In Adam we all die; "[468]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

n Adam, that breath of life which proceeded from God, having been united to what had been fashioned, animated the man, and manifested him as a being endowed with reason; so also, in [the times of] the end, the Word of the Father and the Spirit of God, having become united with the ancient substance of Adam's formation, rendered man living and perfect, receptive of the perfect Father, in order that as in the natural [Adam] we all were dead, so in the spiritual we may all be made alive.[7]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

. For if "as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive,"[344]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Monogamy

once for all thenceforward married. If you were "in him,"[118]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Five Books in Reply to Marcion

245 "The Second Adam from the havens."[95]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book IV

For "in Adam" (as the Scripture[191]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VI

Celsus, moreover, has often mocked at the subject of a resurrection,-a doctrine which he did not comprehend; and on the present occasion, not satisfied with what he has formerly said, he adds, "And there is said to be a resurrection of the flesh by means of the tree; "not understanding, I think, the symbolical expression, that "through the tree came death, and through the tree comes life,"[190]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Discourse III. Thaleia

Adam, should "all be made alive."[17]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Discourse III. Thaleia

he was changed into the nature of the latter, himself being neither the tree of life nor that of corruption; but having been shown forth as mortal, from his participation in and presence with corruption, and, again, as incorrupt and immortal by connection with and participation in life; as Paul also taught, saying, "Corruption shall not inherit incorruption, nor death life,"[21]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

But if any one were to think that the earthy image is the flesh itself, but the heavenly image some other spiritual body besides the flesh; let him first consider that Christ, the heavenly man, when He appeared, bore the same form of limbs and the same image of flesh as ours, through which also He, who was not man, became man, that "as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."[42]

1 Cor. 15:22 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book X

And since the word, "We rose with Him," does not cover the whole of the resurrection, "in Christ shall all be made alive,[113]

1 Cor. 15:23 - NIV, NAB - in Didache

in heaven; then the sign of the sound of the trumpet; and the third, the resurrection of the dead; 7. yet not of all, but as it is said: The Lord shall come and all His saints with Him.[151]

1 Cor. 15:24 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

But it remains so firm and stable in its own state, notwithstanding the introduction into it of the Trinity, that the Son actually has to restore it entire to the Father; even as the apostle says in his epistle, concerning the very end of all: "When He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; for He must reign till He hath put all enemies under His feet; "[34]

1 Cor. 15:25 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments of Papias

The presbyters, the disciples of the apostles, say that this is the gradation and arrangement of those who are saved, and that they advance through steps of this nature; and that, moreover, they ascend through the Spirit to the Son, and through the Son to the Father; and that in due time the Son will yield up His work to the Father, even as it is said by the apostle, "For He must reign till He hath put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."[20]

1 Cor. 15:25 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

For the resurrection of the body will receive all the better proof, in proportion as I shall succeed in showing that Christ belongs to that God who is believed to have provided this resurrection of the flesh in His dispensation. When he says, "For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet,"[404]

1 Cor. 15:25 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

(of course, as having been, (to use the apostle's phrase, ) "put under His feet"[433]

1 Cor. 15:25 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book I

And if the meaning of the prophet's language here be less clear, we may ascertain it from the Apostle Paul, who speaks more openly, thus: "For Christ must reign until He has put all enemies under His feet."[106]

1 Cor. 15:25 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VI

We would say, moreover, that death ceases in the world when the sin of the world dies, referring the saying to the mystical words of the apostle, which run as follows: "When He shall have put all enemies under His feet, then the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."[185]

1 Cor. 15:25 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book X

Let us seek to find in the Church the truth of each statement made about the temple. If all Christ's enemies are made the footstool of His feet,[133]

1 Cor. 15:26 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

Now Adam had been conquered, all life having been taken away from him: wherefore, when the foe was conquered in his turn, Adam received new life; and the last enemy, death, is destroyed,[463]

1 Cor. 15:26 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Now he says in a previous passage (of our Epistle to the Corinthians), that "the last enemy to be destroyed is death."[387]

1 Cor. 15:26 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

But the enemy of this life, who is also the last enemy of all His enemies that shall be destroyed, is death,[214]

1 Cor. 15:27 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments of Papias

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."[21]

1 Cor. 15:27 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all."[343]

1 Cor. 15:27 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Praxeas

"When, however, all things shall be subdued to Him, (with the exception of Him who did put all things under Him, ) then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all."[36]

1 Cor. 15:28 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Tarsians

And again, "When all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall He also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all."[19]

1 Cor. 15:28 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

Now the language of the apostle, according to their view, appears to indicate by these words, "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,"[395]

1 Cor. 15:28 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book III

For his words are: "It is sown an animal body, it will rise a spiritual body; it is sown in corruption, it will arise in incorruption: it is sown in weakness, it will arise in power: it is sown in dishonour, it will arise in glory."[420]

1 Cor. 15:29 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

But we will not be wanting (in some defence of the doctrine) even here, in consideration of such persons as are ignorant of that little treatise. "What," asks he, "shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not? "[436]

1 Cor. 15:30 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

"And why," he inquires, "stand we in jeopardy every hour? "[350]

1 Cor. 15:31 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XI Exhortation to Martyrdom Addressed to Fortunatus

Or if his call should come to him before, his faith shall not be without reward, seeing it was prepared for martyrdom; without loss of time, the reward is rendered by the judgment of God. In persecution, the warfare,-in peace, the purity of conscience, is crowned.[119]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans

From Syria even unto Rome I fight with beasts,[32]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans

From Syria even unto Rome I fight with beasts,[38]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book I

of the dead, he makes use of a tragic Iambic line, when he said, "What advantageth it me if the dead are not raised? Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die. Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners."[158]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

But even if the apostle had abruptly thrown out the sentence that flesh and blood must be excluded from the kingdom of God, without any previous intimation, of his meaning, would it not have been equally our duty to interpret these two substances as the old man abandoned to mere flesh and blood-in other words, to eating and drinking, one feature of which would be to speak against the faith of the resurrection: "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die."[367]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Monogamy

, for to-morrow we shall die; "[109]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

th the lion already let loose; suppose him on the axle, with the fire already heaped; in the very certainty, I say, and possession of martyrdom: who permits man to condone (offences) which are to be reserved for God, by whom those (offences) have been condemned without discharge, which not even apostles (so far as I know)-martyrs withal themselves-have judged condonable? In short, Paul had already "fought with beasts at Ephesus," when he decreed "destruction" to the incestuous person.[288]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Fasting

, my (prophets) they were not. Why, then, do not you constantly preach, "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we shall die? "[120]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

But if there is to be no judgment, then the keeping of God's commandments will be to no purpose, and there will be no occasion for abstinence: nay, we may say, "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we shall die."[596]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book III

to another, and disturb them, heaping up to themselves plenty of money, and lend at bitter usury, and are only solicitous about mammon, whose bag is their god; who prefer eating and drinking before all virtue, saying, "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die; "[26]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Revelation of Paul

And the angel said to me: Look down to the earth, and behold the soul of the impious, how it goes forth from its tabernacle, which has provoked God to anger, saying, Let us eat and drink;[13]

1 Cor. 15:32 - NIV, NAB - in Pope Anterus The Epistle

He feeds on cruelties; he is punished by abstinence; he hates fasts, and his ministers preach, to that effect, as he declares them to be superfluous, having no hope of the future, and echoing that sentence of the apostle, in which he says, "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we shall, die."[3]

1 Cor. 15:33 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian To His Wife Book I

Follow companies and conversations worthy of God, mindful of that short verse, sanctified by the apostle's quotation of it, "Ill interviews good morals do corrupt."[94]

1 Cor. 15:33 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LIV

But for the rest, let our most beloved brethren firmly decline, and avoid the words and conversations of those whose word creeps onwards like a cancer; as the apostle says, "Evil communications corrupt good manners."[65]

1 Cor. 15:33 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise I On the Unity of the Church

And again, "Evil communications corrupt good manners."[52]

1 Cor. 15:33 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the first Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians: "Evil communications corrupt good dispositions."[769]

1 Cor. 15:33 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Pope Fabian

And the apostle says, "Evil communications corrupt good manners."[13]

1 Cor. 15:34 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

" Si quis autem ea ratione dicit malam generationem, idem eam dicat bonam, quatenus in ipso veritatem cognoscimus. "Abluamini juste, et ne peccetis. Ignorationem enim Dei quidam habent,"[198]

1 Cor. 15:35 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

the next question which the apostle has discussed equally relates to the body. But "some man will say, `How are the dead raised up? With what body do they come? '"[446]

1 Cor. 15:35 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

For useless must that conflict be deemed (which is sustained in a body) for which no resurrection is in prospect. "But some man will say, How are the dead to be raised? And with what body will they come? "[354]

1 Cor. 15:35 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain; but God giveth it a body as it hath pleased Him, and to every seed his own body."[74]

1 Cor. 15:35 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VIII

For it is not right that the dwelling-place of the rational soul should be cast aside anywhere without honour, like the carcases of brute beasts; and so much the more when we believe that the respect paid to the body redounds to the honour of the person who received from God a soul which has nobly employed the organs of the body in which it resided. In regard to the question, "How are the dead raised up, and with what body do they come? "[62]

1 Cor. 15:36 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

For he declares, "That which thou sowest cannot be quickened, unless first it die."[40]

1 Cor. 15:36 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

And with a felicitous sally he proceeds at once to illustrate the point, as if an objector had plied him with some such question. "Thou fool," says he, "that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die."[391]

1 Cor. 15:36 - NIV, NAB - in Octavius of Minucius Felix

The sun sinks down and arises, the stars pass away and return, the flowers die and revive again, after their win-try decay the shrubs resume their leaves, seeds do not flourish again. unless they are rotted:[112]

1 Cor. 15:36 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Also in the first Epistle to the Corinthians: "Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened except it have first died."[665]

1 Cor. 15:37 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Indeed, since he proposes as his examples "wheat grain, or some other grain, to which God giveth a body, such as it hath pleased Him; "[449]

1 Cor. 15:38 - NIV, NAB - in Athenagoras A Plea for the Christians

than the corporeal, and that the intelligible precedes the sensible, although we become acquainted with the latter earliest, since the corporeal is formed from the incorporeal, by the combination with it of the intelligible, and that the sensible is formed from the intelligible; for nothing hinders, according to Pythagoras and Plato, that when the dissolution of bodies takes place, they should, from the very same elements of which they were constructed at first, be constructed again.[135]

1 Cor. 15:38 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

since also he says, that "to every seed is its own body; "[450]

1 Cor. 15:38 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

has assigned its own body[395]

1 Cor. 15:39 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

"there is one kind of flesh of men, whilst there is another of beasts, and (another) of birds; that there are also celestial bodies and bodies terrestrial; and that there is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars"[452]

1 Cor. 15:39 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

), "another flesh of birds" (that is, the martyrs which essay to mount up to heaven), "another of fishes" (that is, those whom the water of baptism has submerged).[398]

1 Cor. 15:39 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book II

How will they show that statement to be true, that there is "one flesh of birds, another of fishes; bodies celestial, and bodies terrestrial; that the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial another; that one is the glory of the sun, another the glory of the moon, another the glory of the stars; that one star differeth from another star in glory; and that so is the resurrection of the dead? "[174]

1 Cor. 15:40 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

In like manner, those also who after Him are heavenly, are understood to have this celestial quality predicated of them not from their present nature, but from their future glory; because in a preceding sentence, which originated this distinction respecting difference of dignity, there was shown to be "one glory in celestial bodies, and another in terrestrial ones,"[360]

1 Cor. 15:40 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead."[31]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book II

Whence, then, comes the passion of the youngest Aeon, if the light of the Father is that from which all other lights have been formed, and which is by nature impassible? And how can one Aeon be spoken of as either younger or older among themselves, since there is but one light in the entire Pleroma? And if any one calls them stars, they will all nevertheless appear to participate in the same nature. For if "one star differs from another star in glory,"[89]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VI

writes, will first minister [as deacons], then be classed in the presbyterate, by promotion in glory (for glory differs[195]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VI

Conformably, therefore, there are various abodes, according to the worth of those who have believed.[216]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Therefore "one star differeth from another star in glory."[927]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

"For one star differeth from another star in glory: so there are bodies terrestrial as well as celestial" (Jews, that is, as well as Christians).[399]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Scorpiace

ntest's sake, but for its own benefit, ought it not to have had some store of hope, for the increase of which it might restrain desire of its own, and check its wish in order that it might strive to mount up, seeing they also who discharge earthly functions are eager for promotion? Or how will there be many mansions in our Father's house, if not to accord with a diversity of deserts? How will one star also differ from another star in glory, unless in virtue of disparity in their rays?[39]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book II

, saying, "That one is the glory of the sun, another the glory of the moon, another the glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory."[161]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book IV

" Moreover, we do not assert that the stars are subject to us; since the resurrection which is called the "resurrection of the just," and which is understood by wise men, is compared to the sun, and moon, and stars, by him who said, "There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead."[127]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book IV

For we, too, know that there are "bodies celestial, and bodies terrestrial; "and that "the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial another; "and that even the glory of the celestial bodies is not alike: for "one is the glory of the sun, and another the glory of the stars; "and among the stars themselves, "one star differeth from another star in glory."[258]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

The body is sown in corruption, it rises without corruption; it is sown in ignominy, it rises again in glory; it is sown in weakness, it rises again in power; it is sown an animal body, it rises again a spiritual body."[666]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Dionysius Extant Fragments Part I

For well has Paul expressed the distinction when he says: "There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory."[52]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Discourse VII. Procilla

Let no one suppose that all the remaining company of those who have believed are condemned, thinking that we who are virgins alone shall be led on to attain the promises, not understanding that there shall be tribes and families and orders, according to the analogy of the faith of each. And this Paul, too, sets forth, saying,[9]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Revelation of Saint John the Theologian

As thou seest, John, the stars of heaven, that they were all made together, but differ in light,[47]

1 Cor. 15:41 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X

And in the passage, "There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory: so also is the resurrection of the dead,"[15]

1 Cor. 15:42 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

" And therefore in reference to it he says, in the first [Epistle] to the Corinthians: "So also is the resurrection of the dead: it is sown in corruption, it rises in incorruption."[39]

1 Cor. 15:42 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

a resurrection of the flesh or body, which he illustrates by fleshly and corporeal samples? Does he not also guarantee that the resurrection shall be accomplished by that God from whom proceed all the (creatures which have served him for) examples? "So also," says he, "is the resurrection of the dead."[454]

1 Cor. 15:42 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

This sowing of the body he called the dissolving thereof in the ground, "because it is sown in corruption," (but "is raised) to honour and power."[455]

1 Cor. 15:42 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Else let them show that the soul was sown after death; in a word, that it underwent death,-that is, was demolished, dismembered, dissolved in the ground, nothing of which was ever decreed against it by God: let them display to our view its corruptibility and dishonour (as well as) its weakness, that it may also accrue to it to rise again in incorruption, and in glory, and in power.[405]

1 Cor. 15:42 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

And we may hear, moreover, the Scripture teaching us at great length the difference between that which is, as it were, "sown," and that which is, as it were, "raised" from it in these words: "It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption; it is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body."[76]

1 Cor. 15:42 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

But the corruptible and mortal putting on incorruption and immortality, what else is this, but that which is sown in corruption rising in incorruption?[99]

1 Cor. 15:43 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

But what is that which, like a grain of wheat, is sown in the earth and decays, unless it be the bodies which are laid in the earth, into which seeds are also cast? And for this reason he said, "It is sown in dishonour, it rises in glory."[41]

1 Cor. 15:43 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

For what is more ignoble than dead flesh? Or, on the other hand, what is more glorious than the same when it arises and partakes of incorruption? "It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power: "[42]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book II

How is it possible, therefore, that that seed should be after images of the angels, seeing it has obtained a form after the likeness of men? Why, again, since it was of a spiritual nature, had it any need of descending into flesh? For what is carnal stands in need of that which is spiritual, if indeed it is to be saved, that in it it may be sanctified and cleared from all impurity, and that what is mortal may be swallowed up by immortality;[108]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

in its own weakness certainly, because since it is earth it goes to earth; but [it is quickened] by the power of God, who raises it from the dead. "It is sown an animal body, it rises a spiritual body."[43]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in Address of Tatian to the Greeks

not pervading matter, but the Maker of material spirits,[9]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in Address of Tatian to the Greeks

The sun and moon were made for us: how, then, can I adore my own servants? How can I speak of stocks and stones as gods? For the Spirit that pervades matter[11]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in Athenagoras A Plea for the Christians

or overmastered by gain or carnal desire; but since we know that God is witness to what we think and what we say both by night and by day, and that He, being Himself light, sees all things in our heart, we are persuaded that when we are removed from the present life we shall live another life, better than the present one, and heavenly, not earthly (since we shall abide near God, and with God, free from all change or suffering in the soul, not as flesh, even though we shall have flesh,[122]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

If, however, you remove the body from the resurrection which you submitted to the dissolution, what becomes of the diversity in the issue? Likewise, "although it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body."[456]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

must be understood in a preceding passage: "That which is sown is the natural body, and that which rises again is the spiritual body; because that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural: since the first Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam a quickening spirit."[415]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book II

I think that when the Apostle Paul says, that "it is sown a natural body, it will arise a spiritual body,"[173]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book IV

And therefore, as those who expect the resurrection of the dead, we assert that the qualities which are in bodies undergo change: since some bodies, which are sown in corruption, are raised in incorruption; and others, sown in dishonour, are raised in glory; and others, again, sown in weakness, are raised in power; and those which are sown natural bodies, are raised as spiritual.[259]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Clement Concerning Virginity

And they will receive judgment, because in their talkativeness and their frivolous teaching they teach natural[112]

1 Cor. 15:44 - NIV, NAB - in Bardesan

But we cannot say that for all the women of the Geli Venus was posited in Capricorn or in Aquarius, in a position of ill luck; nor can we possibly say that for all the Geli Mars and Venus were posited in Aries, where it is written that brave and wanton[83]

1 Cor. 15:45 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

Wherefore also "the first Adam was made" by the Lord "a living soul, the second Adam a quickening spirit."[87]

1 Cor. 15:45 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

For to this effect he just before remarked of Christ Himself: "The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit."[464]

1 Cor. 15:45 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

man, yet God-the last Adam,[378]

1 Cor. 15:45 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

And therefore he confirms the passage afresh, by putting on it the impress (of his own inspired authority), saying, "For so it is written; "[403]

1 Cor. 15:45 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Now the apostle, by severally adducing this order in Adam and in Christ, fairly distinguishes between the two states, in the very essentials of their difference. And when he calls Christ "the last Adam,"[410]

1 Cor. 15:45 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus Twelve Topics on the Faith

But whereas he that was formed of the earth returned to the earth, He that became the second man returned to heaven. And so we read of the "first Adam and the last Adam."[7]

1 Cor. 15:45 - NIV, NAB - in Victorinus On the Creation of the World

Therefore, first, was made the creation; secondly, man, the lord of the human race, as says the apostle.[24]

1 Cor. 15:45 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on John Book I

And perhaps this is the reason why He is not only the firstborn of all creation, but is also designated the man, Adam. For Paul says He is Adam:[82]

1 Cor. 15:46 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

"But that is not first which is spiritual," says the apostle, speaking this as if with reference to us human beings; "but that is first which is animal, afterwards that which is spiritual,"[86]

1 Cor. 15:46 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian A Treatise on the Soul

First of all there comes the (natural) soul, that is to say, the breath, to the people that are on the earth,-in other words, to those who act carnally in the flesh; then afterwards comes the Spirit to those who walk thereon,-that is, who subdue the works of the flesh; because the apostle also says, that "that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural, (or in possession of the natural soul, ) and afterward that which is spiritual."[78]

1 Cor. 15:46 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

In short, since it is not the soul, but the flesh which is "sown in corruption," when it turns to decay in the ground, it follows that (after such dissolution) the soul is no longer the natural body, but the flesh, which was the natural body, (is the subject of the future change), forasmuch as of a natural body it is made a spiritual body, as he says further down, "That was not first which is spiritual."[463]

1 Cor. 15:46 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Accordingly the apostle goes on to say: "Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural, and afterward that which is spiritual,"[411]

1 Cor. 15:46 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Baptism

This figure of corporeal healing sang of a spiritual healing, according to the rule by which things carnal are always antecedent[37]

1 Cor. 15:46 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Monogamy

But again: if the beginning passes on to the end (as Alpha to Omega), as the end passes back to the beginning (as Omega to Alpha), and thus our origin is transferred to Christ, the animal to the spiritual-inasmuch as "(that was) not first which is spiritual, but (that) which (is) animal; then what (is) spiritual,"[29]

1 Cor. 15:46 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

Besides, he added to this another passage out of the first epistle, on which he based his affirmation that the disciples of the Old Testament were earthly and natural; and in accordance with this, that flesh and blood could not possess the kingdom of God.[432]

1 Cor. 15:47 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

" For I have shown that the Son of God did not then begin to exist, being with the Father from the beginning; but when He became incarnate, and was made man, He commenced afresh[325]

1 Cor. 15:47 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

" "The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven."[468]

1 Cor. 15:47 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Flesh of Christ

"The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven."[126]

1 Cor. 15:47 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

He says: "The first man is of the earth, earthy"-that is, made of dust, that is, Adam; "the second man is from heaven"[356]

1 Cor. 15:47 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise II On the Dress of Virgins

As we have borne the image of him who is earthy, let us also bear the image of Him who is heavenly."[41]

1 Cor. 15:47 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise X On Jealousy and Envy

As we have borne the image of him who is of the earth, let us also bear the image of Him who is from heaven."[35]

1 Cor. 15:47 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

As we have borne the image of him who is of the earth, let us also bear the image of Him who is from heaven."[195]

1 Cor. 15:47 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Even as we have borne the image of him who is of the clay, let us bear His image also who is from heaven."[443]

1 Cor. 15:47 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus Twelve Topics on the Faith

How could it be said that Christ (the Lord) assumed the perfect man just like one of the prophets, when He, being the Lord Himself, became man by the incarnation effected through the Virgin? Wherefore it is written, that "the first man was of the earth, earthy."[6]

1 Cor. 15:48 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I

Paul, too, very plainly set forth the material, animal, and spiritual, saying in one place, "As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy; "[108]

1 Cor. 15:48 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

The flesh, therefore, when destitute of the Spirit of God, is dead, not having life, and cannot possess the kingdom of God: [it is as] irrational blood, like water poured out upon the ground. And therefore he says, "As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy."[61]

1 Cor. 15:48 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

"As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly."[359]

1 Cor. 15:48 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

And let him who has the capacity understand the meaning of the words: "As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly."[77]

1 Cor. 15:49 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

And on this account he (the apostle) declares, "As we have borne the image of him who is of the earth, we shall also bear the image of Him who is from heaven."[62]

1 Cor. 15:49 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

Since, therefore, in that passage he recounts those works of the flesh which are without the Spirit, which bring death [upon their doers], he exclaimed at the end of his Epistle, in accordance with what he had already declared, "And as we have borne the image of him who is of the earth, we shall also bear the image of Him who is from heaven. For this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God."[82]

1 Cor. 15:49 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Therefore, when exhorting them to cherish the hope of heaven, he says: "As we have borne the image of the earthy, so let us also bear the image of the heavenly,"[472]

1 Cor. 15:49 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

-for the soul is not corruptible or mortal; but this which is mortal and corrupting is of flesh,-in order that, "as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly? "[39]

1 Cor. 15:49 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

For, "as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly."[100]

1 Cor. 15:49 - NIV, NAB - in Excerpts of Theodotus

Thus we are translated from what is material to what is spiritual, "having borne the image of the heavenly."[41]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I

And they assert that this very great error prevailed among his disciples, that they imagined he had risen in a mundane body, not knowing that "flesh[325]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

Among the other [truths] proclaimed by the apostle, there is also this one, "That flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God."[58]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

But if they cast out the Spirit, and remain in their former condition, desirous of being of the flesh rather than of the Spirit, then it is very justly said with regard to men of this stamp, "That flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom of God; "[66]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

Then, again, as the wild olive, if it be not grafted in, remains useless to its lord because of its woody quality, and is cut down as a tree bearing no fruit, and cast into the fire; so also man, if he does not receive through faith the engrafting of the Spirit, remains in his old condition, and being [mere] flesh and blood, he cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Rightly therefore does the apostle declare, "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; "[71]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book II

"For flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."[255]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

"Hoc autem dico, fratres, quod caro et sangnis regnum Dei non possunt possidere, neque corruptio possidet incorruptionem."[208]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

For what are this next words? "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God."[473]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

there is to be no flesh, how then shall it put on incorruption and immortality? Having then become something else by its change, it will obtain the kingdom of God, no longer the (old) flesh and blood, but the body which God shall have given it. Rightly then does the apostle declare, "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; "[482]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

(since this substance enters not the kingdom of Gods[577]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

-he shows that when he wrote the words, "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God,"[661]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

But "flesh and blood," you say, "cannot inherit the kingdom of God."[339]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

" connects what follows with the preceding words) "that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God,"[363]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

they will rise again for the judgment, because they rise not for the kingdom. Again, I will say, "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; "[371]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Otherwise, if they say that you are not in Christ, let them also say that Christ is not in heaven, since they have denied you heaven. Likewise "neither shall corruption," says he, "inherit incorruption.[384]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Apparel of Women Book II

also present themselves to the rising bodies, and will recognise their several places. But nothing can rise except flesh and spirit sole and pure.[70]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

t meaning of the passage, which was not adapted to the simpler class of believers, and to the understanding of the common people, who are led by their faith to enter on a better course of life, he was nevertheless obliged afterwards to say (in order that we might not misapprehend his meaning), after "Let us bear the image of the heavenly," these words also: "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."[78]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

For He truly was made man, and died, and not in mere appearance, but that He might truly be shown to be the first begotten from the dead, changing the earthy into the heavenly, and the mortal into the immortal. When, then, Paul says that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God,"[43]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."[97]

1 Cor. 15:50 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

a man not far removed either from the times or from the virtues of the apostles, says that that which is mortal is inherited, but that life inherits; and that flesh dies, but that the kingdom of heaven lives. When then, Paul says that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven,"[103]

1 Cor. 15:51 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

But how shall it be changed, if it shall have no real existence? If, however, this is only said of those who shall be found in the flesh[929]

1 Cor. 15:51 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

For when he adds, "This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality,"[275]

1 Cor. 15:51 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

ere will remain at the time of the visitation which is to come upon the world by the fire of purification, not only those who are then alive, but also those who are long ago dead; "not observing that it is with a secret kind of wisdom that it was said by the apostle of Jesus: "We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."[69]

1 Cor. 15:51 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

Then, knowing that there was a secret and mystical meaning in the passage, as was becoming in one who was leaving, in his Epistles, to those who were to come after him words full of significance, he subjoins the following, "Behold, I show you a mystery; "[79]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

ed were made whole in those members which had in times past been afflicted; and the dead rose in the identical bodies, their limbs and bodies receiving health, and that life which was granted by the Lord, who prefigures eternal things by temporal, and shows that it is He who is Himself able to extend both healing and life to His handiwork, that His words concerning its [future] resurrection may also be believed; so also at the end, when the Lord utters His voice "by the last trumpet,"[99]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian A Treatise on the Soul

Well, then, what difference is there between heathens and Christians, if the same prison awaits them all when dead? How, indeed, shall the soul mount up to heaven, where Christ is already sitting at the Father's right hand, when as yet the archangel's trumpet has not been heard by the command of God,[316]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

"For the dead shall be raised incorruptible," even those who had been corruptible when their bodies fell into decay; "and we shall be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.[477]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

in his first epistle, where he wrote: ) "The dead shall be raised Incorruptible (meaning those who had undergone mortality), "and we shall be changed" (whom God shall find to be yet in the flesh).[556]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

This power and this unstinted grace of His He has already sufficiently guaranteed in Christ; and has displayed Himself to us (in Him) not only as the restorer of the flesh, but as the repairer of its breaches. And so the apostle says: "The dead shall be raised incorruptible" (or unimpaired).[440]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Prayer

Under the arms of prayer guard we the standard of our General; await we in prayer the angel's trump.[198]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book II

And the apostle understands, undoubtedly, by the dead over whom Christ is to be Lord, those who are so called in the first Epistle to the Corinthians, "For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible; "[167]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book II

And respecting the living the words are these, "And we shall be changed; "an expression which follows immediately after the statement, "The dead shall be raised first."[168]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Dubious Hippolytus Fragments

and awake those that sleep from the lowest parts of the earth, righteous and sinners alike. And every kindred, and tongue, and nation, and tribe shall be raised in the twinkling of an eye;[105]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Word and Revelation of Esdras

And after this a trumpet, and the tombs shall be opened, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible.[23]

1 Cor. 15:52 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIV

Therefore it may be boldly affirmed that the season of the expected judgment does not require times, but as the resurrection is said to take place "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,"[67]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Tarsians

And [says] the apostle, "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."[31]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

contains all things, and then, through the wisdom of God, serves for the use of men, and having received the Word of God, becomes the Eucharist, which is the body and blood of Christ; so also our bodies, being nourished by it, and deposited in the earth, and suffering decomposition there, shall rise at their appointed time, the Word of God granting them resurrection to the glory of God, even the Father, who freely gives to this mortal immortality, and to this corruptible incorruption,[17]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

And for this reason, he says, "This mortal must put on immortality, and this corruptible must put on incorruption."[74]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

So, when this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying which is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O death, where is thy victory? "[101]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

For what sensible thing can they say, if they endeavour to interpret otherwise this which he writes: "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal put on immortality; "[113]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

For this corruptible"-and as he spake, the apostle seemingly pointed to his own flesh-"must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."[478]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

because of these it was that he said: "This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."[560]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

But inasmuch as "this corruptible (that is, the flesh) must put on incorruption, and this mortal (that is, the blood) must put on immortality,"[374]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

into the sense of the actual destruction of the flesh; as if we might not speak of ourselves as swallowing bile, or swallowing grief, meaning that we conceal and hide it, and keep it within ourselves. The truth is, when it is written, "This mortal must put on immortality,"[418]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Death is incapable of immortality, but not so mortality. Besides, as it is written that "this mortal must put on immortality,"[419]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

But how so, unless they become entire, who have wasted away either in the loss of their health, or in the long decrepitude of the grave? For when he propounds the two clauses, that "this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality, "[441]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

iple that the dispensation of the future state ought not to be compared with that of the present world, and that in the interval between them a change will take place; and we now add the remark, that these functions of our bodily limbs will continue to supply the needs of this life up to the moment when life itself shall pass away from time to eternity, as the natural body gives place to the spiritual, until "this mortal puts on immorality, and this corruptible puts on incorruption: "[464]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Apparel of Women Book II

Here is a veritable eternity, in the (perennial) youth of your head! Here we have an "incorruptibility" to "put on,"[58]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian To His Wife Book I

and as a testimony of (our) faith; as a commendation of this flesh of ours, which is to be sustained for the "garment of immortality,"[73]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book II

When this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying which is written, Death is swallowed up in victory! Where, O death, is thy victory? O death, thy sting has been swallowed up: the sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law."[12]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VII

The men of God say also that "the corruptible shall put on incorruption,"[69]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the word that is written, Death is absorbed Into striving. Where, O death, is thy sting? Where, O death, is thy striving? "[667]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

Therefore the apostle answers thus, "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."[37]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

And therefore the apostle answers, "This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal immortality."[98]

1 Cor. 15:53 - NIV, NAB - in Victorinus Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John

And His garments wherewith they desire to be clothed are the glory of immortality, of which Paul the apostle says: "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on mortality."[20]

1 Cor. 15:54 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I

f God took place in these last times, that is, in the end, rather than in the beginning [of the world]; and unfold what is contained in the Scriptures concerning the end [itself], and things to come; and not be silent as to how it is that God has made the Gentiles, whose salvation was despaired of, fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers with the saints; and discourse how it is that "this mortal body shall put on immortality, and this corruptible shall put on incorruption; "[141]

1 Cor. 15:54 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book III

Therefore, when man has been liberated, "what is written shall come to pass, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death sting? "[464]

1 Cor. 15:54 - NIV, NAB - in Athenagoras On the Resurrection of the Dead

and outrage, and suffering of all kinds) or after death (for both together no longer exist, the soul being separated from the body, and the body itself being resolved again into the materials out of which it was composed, and no longer retaining anything of its former structure or form, much less the remembrance of its actions): the result of all this is very plain to every one,-namely, that, in the language of the apostle, "this corruptible (and dissoluble) must put on incorruption,"[12]

1 Cor. 15:54 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

; "and the strength of sin is the law"[385]

1 Cor. 15:54 - NIV, NAB - in Five Books in Reply to Marcion

Of the brave Christ, is swallowed; "[116]

1 Cor. 15:54 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VI

And also: "When this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory."[186]

1 Cor. 15:54 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

In the fifth Psalm: "But in the grave who will confess unto Thee? "[812]

1 Cor. 15:54 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

And this saying is also true, that "death is swallowed up in victory."[262]

1 Cor. 15:54 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

where is thy sting? "And again: "Death is swallowed up of victory."[274]

1 Cor. 15:54 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius From the Discourse on the Resurrection

For if the kingdom of God, which is life, were possessed by the body, it would happen that the life would be consumed by corruption. But now the life possesses what is dying, in order that "death may be swallowed up in victory"[44]

1 Cor. 15:55 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book II

own passion rescued us from offences, and sins, and such like thorns; and having destroyed the devil, deservedly said in triumph, "O Death, where is thy sting? "[171]

1 Cor. 15:55 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

"O death, where is thy sting? "[485]

1 Cor. 15:55 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

And to none other God does he tell us that "thanks" are due, for having enabled us to achieve "the victory" even over death, than to Him from whom he received the very expression[487]

1 Cor. 15:55 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Now, if the dominion of death operates only in the dissolution of the flesh, in like manner death's contrary, life, ought to produce the contrary effect, even the restoration of the flesh; so that, just as death had swallowed it up in its strength, it also, after this mortal was swallowed up of immortality, may hear the challenge pronounced against it: "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? "[331]

1 Cor. 15:55 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus On All the Saints

O the marvel! Since the hour when Christ despoiled Hades, men have danced in triumph over death. "O death, where is thy sting! O grave, where is thy victory? "[10]

1 Cor. 15:55 - NIV, NAB - in Gospel of Nicodemus II The Descent of Christ into Hell

And again I said, Where, O Death, is thy sting? where, O Hades, is thy victory?[53]

1 Cor. 15:56 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

and "the strength of sin."[243]

1 Cor. 15:56 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

and that "the law is the strength of sin,"[253]

1 Cor. 15:58 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian De Fuga in Persecutione

does not bid us hide away out of sight as sons of darkness. He commands us to stand stedfast,[38]

1 Cor. 15:58 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Pope Fabian

We exhort you also, according to the word of the apostle, to be "stedfast and immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord; forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not vain in the Lord."[2]