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1 Corinthians 15:50 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

50 And this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood the reign of God is not able to inherit, nor doth the corruption inherit the incorruption;

1 Corinthians 15:50 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Victorious Resurrection

50 Brothers, I tell you this: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and corruption cannot inherit incorruption.

1 Corinthians 15:50 Darby Translation (DARBY)

50 But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God's kingdom, nor does corruption inherit incorruptibility.

1 Corinthians 15:50 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

The Resurrection Event. 50 [a]This I declare, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does corruption[b] inherit incorruption.


  1. 15:50–57 These verses, an answer to the first question of 1 Cor 15:35, explain theologically how the change of properties from one image to another will take place: God has the power to transform, and he will exercise it.
  2. 15:50–53 Flesh and blood…corruption: living persons and the corpses of the dead, respectively. In both cases, the gulf between creatures and God is too wide to be bridged unless God himself transforms us.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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