1 Corinthians 15:28 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

1 Corinthians 15:28, NIV: When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

1 Corinthians 15:28, ESV: When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.

1 Corinthians 15:28, KJV: 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.

1 Corinthians 15:28, NASB: When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.

1 Corinthians 15:28, NLT: Then, when all things are under his authority, the Son will put himself under God's authority, so that God, who gave his Son authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere.

1 Corinthians 15:28, CSB: When everything is subject to Christ, then the Son himself will also be subject to the one who subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.

What does 1 Corinthians 15:28 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This section sketches out an order of events that will unfold when Christ returns. It begins with the point of the passage: that all who belong to Christ will be resurrected, bodily, when Christ returns. Next, Christ will defeat every power or authority of any kind until He rules every corner of the world. God the Father's authority will make it possible for Christ to rule in this way, even defeating death itself. Christ will reign over the entire kingdom until, when all is conquered, He will deliver it to the Father. Then Christ will be under the authority of the Father who made it possible for Christ to be in authority over everything else (1 Corinthians 15:22–27).

The final goal of this, and the purpose of all of history and the lives of all who are in Christ and of Christ Himself, is that God will be "all in all." In other words, God's glory will reign supreme over the entire universe.