'Decay' in the Bible
For you will not abandon my soul to Hades or allow your Holy One to experience decay.
he looked ahead and spoke about the resurrection of the Messiah: "He was not abandoned to Hades, and his flesh did not experience decay.'
God raised him from the dead, never to experience decay, as he said, "I'll give you the holy promises made to David.'
In another Psalm he says, "You will not let your Holy One experience decay.'
Now David, after he had served God's purpose in his own generation, died and was buried with his ancestors, and so he experienced decay.
However, the man whom God raised did not experience decay.
This is how it will be at the resurrection of the dead. What is planted is decaying, what is raised cannot decay.
Brothers, this is what I mean: Mortal bodies cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and what decays cannot inherit what does not decay.
in a moment, faster than an eye can blink, at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will be raised never to decay, and we will be changed.
For what is decaying must be clothed with what cannot decay, and what is dying must be clothed with what cannot die.
Now, when what is decaying is clothed with what cannot decay, and what is dying is clothed with what cannot die, then the written word will be fulfilled: "Death has been swallowed up by victory!"
The person who sows through human means will harvest decay from human means, but the person who sows in the Spirit will harvest eternal life from the Spirit.