Reciprocal references are links backward or forward to all other passages that contain a cross reference to the passage you are consulting. The original Treasury of Scripture Knowledge contained references to 1 Corinthians 15:55, but at 1 Corinthians 15:55 there was not a reference given pointing back to each of those references. Here are the original 1 Corinthians 15:55 references from the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge:
1 Corinthians 15:55
O death: Hos_13:14
sting: Act_9:5; Rev_9:10 *Gr.
grave: or, hell, Luk_16:23; Act_2:27; Rev_20:13-14 *Gr.
is thy victory: Job_18:13-14; Psa_49:8-15, Psa_89:48; Ecc_2:15-16, Ecc_3:19, Ecc_8:8, Ecc_9:5-6; Rom_5:14
Here are the reciprocal references not given in the original Treasury of Scripture Knowledge:
Reciprocal: Job_41:22 – is turned into joy Psa_16:10 – my Psa_23:4 – I will Pro_14:32 – the righteous Isa_51:13 – where is Mat_16:18 – and the Luk_6:48 – the flood 1Co_15:26 – General 2Ti_1:10 – who Heb_2:14 – destroy Rev_6:2 – and he went Rev_6:8 – was Death,
All these reciprocal references will be found to contain a cross reference to 1 Corinthians 15:55.
Here are the cross references to 1 Corinthians 15:55 as given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge:
1 Corinthians 15:55
O death. T853. *Psa_23:4; *Psa_37:37; *Psa_48:14; *Psa_49:15; *Psa_73:26; *Pro_14:32; Isa_25:8; *Hos_13:14; +✓Rom_8:38; Rom_8:39; 2Co_4:16; *2Ti_1:12; Heb_2:14; Heb_2:15
sting. Act_9:5; Act_26:14; Rev_9:10
grave. or, hell. Gr. hades, +Mat_11:23; Hades is the New Testament Greek equivalent of the Hebrew sheol. Its meaning is not merely the grave, as a reference to the notes on sheol will prove. +*Gen_37:35 n. Job_17:13; Psa_49:15; Psa_141:7; +*Ecc_9:10; Isa_14:9 n. Luk_16:23; Act_2:27; Rev_20:13; Rev_20:14 g.
is thy victory. Job_18:13; Job_18:14; Psa_49:8-15; Psa_89:48; Ecc_2:15; Ecc_2:16; Ecc_3:19; Ecc_8:8; Ecc_9:5; Ecc_9:6; Rom_5:14
You can see that when I did the work on The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge by hand I missed many of the reciprocal references.
Here are the references as they now stand in my newest work, The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury:
1 Corinthians 15:55
O death. T853, 1Co_15:26, *Psa_23:4; *Psa_37:37; *Psa_48:14; *Psa_49:15; *Psa_73:26, *Pro_14:32, *Isa_25:8, *>Hos_13:14, +**Rom_8:38; +**Rom_8:39, 2Co_4:16, *2Ti_1:12, *Heb_2:14; *Heb_2:15, Rev_6:8.
where is. Job_41:22, Psa_16:10, Isa_51:13, +*Luk_6:48, 2Ti_1:10, Rev_6:2.
sting. 1Co_15:56, Act_9:5; +Act_26:14 g. Rev_9:10 g.
grave. or, hell. Gr. hades, +Mat_11:23, Hades is the New Testament Greek equivalent of the Hebrew sheol. Its meaning is not merely the grave, as a reference to the notes on sheol will prove. +*Gen_37:35 note. Job_17:13, **+Psa_9:17; Psa_49:15; Psa_141:7, +*Ecc_9:10, Isa_14:9 note. Mat_16:18, Luk_16:23, Act_2:27, Rev_20:13-14 g.
is thy victory. Job_18:13-14, Psa_49:8-15; Psa_89:48, Ecc_2:15-16; Ecc_3:19; Ecc_8:8; Ecc_9:5-6, Rom_5:14.
Additional reciprocal references to 1 Corinthians 15:55 found in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge discovered by doing a “reciprocal search” on 1 Corinthians 15:55 using my Logos 7 Bible software:
Psalm 88:10. Psalm 116:15. Psalm 39:13. 2 Timothy 1:10. Revelation 20:13. Joshua 4:23. Numbers 23:10. Proverbs 29:6. Romans 8:11. Proverbs 12:28. Leviticus 14:7. Matthew 16:18. Isaiah 38:17. Psalm 9:6. **Luke 16:23. Romans 16:25. **Revelation 21:4. Matthew 22:31. **Philippians 3:21. Revelation 2:10. +*Hebrews 6:2. John 11:25. Revelation 1:18. Luke 6:48. **Philippians 1:21. Genesis 3:15. Colossians 2:15. Matthew 11:23.
When these newly found reciprocal references are integrated into the cross references given for 1 Corinthians 15:55 in The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury we now have this set of expanded cross references available for study:
- O death. T#853. ver. 26 (1 Cor 15:26). Nu 23:10. *Ps 23:4. *Ps 37:37. 39:13. *Ps 48:14. *Ps 49:15. *Ps 73:26. 88:10. **Ps 116:15. *Pr 14:32. *Is 25:8. *>Ho 13:14. +**Ro 8:38, 39. 16:25. 2 Cor 4:16. **Phil 1:21. *2 Tim 1:10, 12. *He 2:14, 15. Re 1:18. 6:8. 20:13. where is. +*Ge 3:15. =Le 14:7. =Jsh 4:23. Jb 41:22. Ps 9:6. *Ps 16:10. *Pr 12:28. 29:6. Is 38:17. 51:13. +*Mt 22:31. +*Lk 6:48. Jn 11:25. **Ro 8:11. **Phil 3:21. Col 2:15. 2 Tim 1:10. +*He 6:2. Re 2:10. 6:2. **Re 21:4. sting. ver. 56 (1 Cor 15:56). Ac 9:5. +Ac 26:14g. Re 9:10g. grave. or, hell. Gr. hades, +Mt 11:23. Hades is the New Testament Greek equivalent of the Hebrew sheol. Its meaning is not merely the grave, as a reference to the notes on sheol will prove. +*Ge 37:35n. Jb 17:13. **+Ps 9:17. 49:15. 141:7. +*Ec 9:10. Is 14:9n. Mt 11:23. 16:18. **Lk 16:23. Ac 2:27. Re 1:18. 20:13, 14g. is thy victory. Jb 18:13, 14. Ps 49:8-15. 89:48. Ec 2:15, 16. 3:19. 8:8. 9:5, 6. Ro 5:14.
So, thank you, Ken for such a good question that led to this very fruitful further study of the cross references for 1 Corinthians 15:55.
greetings jerry I was blest in my study of the cross references on 1 Cor 15:55. I read about reciprocal cross references but I am not sure what that meant really.
Do you have anything I could read on it. One of the things that attracted me to the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge was when I heard John MacArthur urge that we should pay close attention to the NT references in OT passages and look them up. I have done just that and that’s what gets me excited about Bible study!
Like in 1 Cor 15.55 do you go back to OT references and look those up? I have the Cross Reference Guide right here on my desk ready to go this morning.
Thank you again for your ministry of the word.