1 Corinthians 15
1 Corinthians 15:1 Moreouer brethren, I declare vnto you the Gospel, which I preached vnto you, which ye haue also receiued, and wherein ye continue, 1 Corinthians 15:2 And whereby ye are saued, if ye keepe in memorie, after what maner I preached it vnto you, except ye haue beleeued in vaine.
By Christ's resurrection,
1 Corinthians 15:3 For first of all, I deliuered vnto you that which I receiued, how that Christ died for our sinnes, according to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he arose the third day, according to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:5 And that he was seene of Cephas, then of the twelue. 1 Corinthians 15:6 After that, he was seene of mo then fiue hudreth brethren at once: whereof many remaine vnto this present, and some also are asleepe. 1 Corinthians 15:7 After that, he was seene of Iames: then of all the Apostles. 1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of all he was seene also of me, as of one borne out of due time. 1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the Apostles, which am not meete to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. 1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God, I am that I am: and his grace which is in me, was not in vaine: but I laboured more aboundantly then they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which is with me. 1 Corinthians 15:11 Wherefore, whether it were I, or they, so we preach, and so haue ye beleeued.
he proveth the necessity of our resurrection, against all such as deny the resurrection of the body.
1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if it be preached, that Christ is risen from the dead, how say some among you, that there is no resurrection of the dead? 1 Corinthians 15:13 For if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vaine, and your faith is also vaine. 1 Corinthians 15:15 And we are found also false witnesses of God: for we haue testified of God, that he hath raised vp Christ: whome he hath not raised vp, if so be the dead be not raised. 1 Corinthians 15:16 For if the dead be not raised, then is Christ not raised. 1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vaine: ye are yet in your sinnes. 1 Corinthians 15:18 And so they which are a sleepe in Christ, are perished. 1 Corinthians 15:19 If in this life onely wee haue hope in Christ, we are of all men the most miserable. 1 Corinthians 15:20 But nowe is Christ risen from the dead, and was made the first fruites of them that slept.
1 Corinthians 15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, euen so in Christ shall all be made aliue, 1 Corinthians 15:23 But euery man in his owne order: the first fruites is Christ, afterward, they that are of Christ, at his coming shall rise againe. 1 Corinthians 15:24 Then shalbe the end, when he hath deliuered vp the kingdome to God, euen the Father, when he hath put downe all rule, and all authoritie and power. 1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must reigne till hee hath put all his enemies vnder his feete. 1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemie that shalbe destroyed, is death. 1 Corinthians 15:27 For he hath put downe all things vnder his feete. (And when he saith that all things are subdued to him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put downe all things vnder him.) 1 Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shalbe subdued vnto him, then shall the Sonne also himselfe be subiect vnto him, that did subdue all things vnder him, that God may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:29 Els what shall they doe which are baptized for dead? If the dead rise not at all, why are they then baptized for dead? 1 Corinthians 15:30 Why are wee also in ieopardie euery houre? 1 Corinthians 15:31 By your reioycing which I haue in Christ Iesus our Lord, I die dayly. 1 Corinthians 15:32 If I haue fought with beastes at Ephesus after ye maner of men, what aduantageth it me, if the dead be not raised vp? let vs eate and drinke: for to morowe we shall die. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceiued: euill speakings corrupt good maners. 1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to liue righteously, and sinne not: for some haue not ye knowledge of God, I speake this to your shame.
and manner thereof,
1 Corinthians 15:35 But some man will say, Howe are the dead raised vp? And with what body come they foorth? 1 Corinthians 15:36 O foole, that which thou sowest, is not quickened, except it die. 1 Corinthians 15:37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shalbe, but bare corne as it falleth, of wheat, or of some other. 1 Corinthians 15:38 But God giueth it a body at his pleasure, euen to euery seede his owne body, 1 Corinthians 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beastes, and another of fishes, and another of birdes. 1 Corinthians 15:40 There are also heauenly bodies, and earthly bodies: but the glorie of the heauenly is one, and the glorie of the earthly is another. 1 Corinthians 15:41 There is another glorie of the sunne, and another glorie of the moone, and another glorie of the starres: for one starre differeth from another starre in glorie. 1 Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The bodie is sowen in corruption, and is raysed in incorruption. 1 Corinthians 15:43 It is sowen in dishonour, and is raysed in glory: it is sowen in weakenesse, and is raysed in power. 1 Corinthians 15:44 It is sowen a naturall body, and is raysed a spirituall body: there is a naturall body, and there is a spirituall body. 1 Corinthians 15:45 As it is also written, The first man Adam was made a liuing soule: and the last Adam was made a quickening Spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spirituall: but that which is naturall, and afterward that which is spirituall. 1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthly: the second man is the Lord from heauen. 1 Corinthians 15:48 As is the earthly, such are they that are earthly: and as is the heauenly, such are they also that are heauenly. 1 Corinthians 15:49 And as we haue borne the image of the earthly, so shall we beare the image of the heauenly. 1 Corinthians 15:50 This say I, brethren, that flesh & blood cannot inherite the kingdome of God, neither doeth corruption inherite incorruption.
and of the changing of them that shall be found alive at the last day.
1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shewe you a secret thing, We shall not all sleepe, but we shall all be changed, 1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinckling of an eye at the last trumpet: for the trumpet shall blow, and the dead shalbe raysed vp incorruptible, and we shalbe changed. 1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption: and this mortall must put on immortalitie. 1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible hath put on incorruption, and this mortall hath put on immortalitie, then shalbe brought to passe the saying that is written, Death is swallowed vp into victorie. 1 Corinthians 15:55 O death where is thy sting? O graue where is thy victorie? 1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sinne: and ye strength of sinne is the Lawe. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thankes be vnto God, which hath giuen vs victorie through our Lord Iesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore my beloued brethren, be ye stedfast, vnmoueable, aboundant alwayes in the worke of the Lord, forasmuch as ye knowe that your labour is not in vaine in the Lord.