The corruption and decay and death to which the present world is subject. Peter (Acts 2: 27) quotes Ps. 16: 10, which is a thanksgiving for preservation from these evils. At that time it was assumed that the psalm was written by King David; but David died, so it followed that the psalm must be a prophecy about the Son of David, the Messiah: he would not suffer bodily corruption. The argument—rabbinic‐style—was intended to demonstrate that Jesus' triumph at Easter over this corruption proved that he was the Messiah.