Wisdom of Solomon 3:4


1 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. 2 In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died, and their departure was thought to be a disaster, 3 and their going from us to be their destruction; but they are at peace. 4 For though in the sight of others they were punished, their hope is full of immortality. 5 Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of himself;

1 Corinthians 15:53

New Testament

52 in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 Now when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will happen, “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

 Notes and References

"... What we have here is the restoration of the faithful to their rightful human status, with echoes of Psalm 8 (crowned with glory and honor). The eschaton will bring to fruition God’s original intent at creation. This interpretation is congruent with the emphasis in the Wisdom of Solomon on the goodness of creation ... It becomes clear, then, that “immortality” (athanasia) in Wisdom 3:4 refers to a this-worldly reality, resurrection from the dead, just as it does in 1 Corinthians 15, where Paul uses the very same word to propound an embodied immortality ..."

Middleton, J. Richard A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology (p. 144) Baker Academic, 2014

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