1 Corinthians 15:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 Corinthians 15:24, NIV: Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.

1 Corinthians 15:24, ESV: Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.

1 Corinthians 15:24, KJV: Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

1 Corinthians 15:24, NASB: then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to our God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.

1 Corinthians 15:24, NLT: After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power.

1 Corinthians 15:24, CSB: Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when he abolishes all rule and all authority and power.

What does 1 Corinthians 15:24 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This passage briefly puts the timing of the resurrection of all believers in Jesus into the context of the end times. He has written that at Christ's coming or return to earth, all who belong to Christ will be physically resurrected from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:22).

Scripture adds that after this event, sometimes described as the "resurrection of the church," comes "the end." Christ will take possession of and hand over the Kingdom of God to the Father, but only after destroying—or "dethroning"—every ruler, authority, and power. This may describe either earthly rulers or spiritual powers or both. Whatever has authority in the heavens or on earth will be displaced by Christ as He takes authority over all things. Paul does not go any deeper into the details of the end times, but what he suggests is a battle or war for control over the earth that Christ will ultimately win for the sake of God the Father.

All of this will take place after His followers have been resurrected from the dead, as Christ was.