1 Corinthians 15
1 Corinthians 15:1 Brethren, as pertaynynge to the gospell whych I preached vnto you, whych ye haue also accepted, and in the whych ye contynue, 1 Corinthians 15:2 by the which also ye are saued: I do you to wit, after what maner I preached vnto you, yf ye kepe it, except ye haue beleued in vayne.
By Christ's resurrection,
1 Corinthians 15:3 For fyrst of all I delyuered vnto you, þt which I receaued: how that Christ dyed for our synnes, agreynge to the scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he arose agayne þe thirde daye accordyng to the scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:5 & that he was sene of Cephas, then of the twelue. 1 Corinthians 15:6 After that was he sene of moo then fyue hundred brethren at once: of whych many remayne vnto this daye, & many are fallen a slepe. 1 Corinthians 15:7 After that appeared he to Iames, then to all the Apostles. 1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of all he was sene of me, as of one that was borne oute of due tyme. 1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, which am not worthy to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the congregacyon of God. 1 Corinthians 15:10 But by þe grace of God, I am þt I am. And his grace which is in me, was not in vayne: But I labored moare aboundauntly then they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which is with me 1 Corinthians 15:11 therfore whether it were I or they, so we preach, & so haue ye beleued.
he proveth the necessity of our resurrection, against all such as deny the resurrection of the body.
1 Corinthians 15:12 If Christ be preached how that he rose from the deed: how saye some amonge you, that ther is no resurreccyon of the deed: 1 Corinthians 15:13 If there be no rysynge agayne of the deed then is Christ not rysen agayne. 1 Corinthians 15:14 If Christ be not rysen agayne, then is oure preaching in vayne, and your fayth is also in vayne. 1 Corinthians 15:15 Ye and we are founde false wytnesses of God. For we haue testifyed of God, how that he raysed vp Christ: whom he raysed not vp, yf it be so that the deed ryse not agayne. 1 Corinthians 15:16 For yf the deed ryse not agayne, then is Christ not rysen agayne. 1 Corinthians 15:17 If it be so that Christ rose not agayne, then is youre fayth in vayne, and ye are yet in youre synnes. 1 Corinthians 15:18 Therfore they whych are fallen a slepe in Christ, are perysshed. 1 Corinthians 15:19 If in this lyfe onely we beleue on Christ, then are we of all men most miserable. 1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ rysen from the deed, & become the fyrst frutes of them that slept.
1 Corinthians 15:21 For by a man came deeth, and by a man came the resurreccyon of the deed. 1 Corinthians 15:22 For as by Adam all dye: euen so by Christ, shall all be made alyue, 1 Corinthians 15:23 but euery man in his awne order. The fyrst is Christ, then they that are Christes at his commynge. 1 Corinthians 15:24 Then commeth the ende, when he hath delyuered vp the kyngdome to God the father, when he hath put downe all rule and all auctorite & power. 1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must raygne tyll he haue put all his enemyes vnder his fete. 1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemye that shalbe destroyed, is deeth 1 Corinthians 15:27 For he hath put all thynges vnder his fete. But when he sayth all thynges are put vnder him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which dyd put all thynges vnder him. 1 Corinthians 15:28 When all thynges are subdued vnto him, then shall þe sonne also him selfe be subiect vnto him, þt put all thynges vnder him, that God maye be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:29 Els what do they, whych are baptised ouer the deed yf the deed ryse not at all? Why are they then baptised ouer them? 1 Corinthians 15:30 Yee and why stonde we all waye then in ieoperdy? 1 Corinthians 15:31 By oure reioysinge which I haue in Christ Iesu oure Lorde, I dye dayly. 1 Corinthians 15:32 That I haue fought with beastes at Ephesus after the maner of men, what auauntageth it me, yf the deed ryse not agayne: Let vs eate and dryncke, for to morowe we shall dye. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not ye deceaued: euell wordes corrupte good maners. 1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake truely out of slepe, and synne not. For some haue not þe knowledge of God: I speake this to youre shame.
and manner thereof,
1 Corinthians 15:35 But some man will saye: howe aryse the deed? wt what bodye shall they come? 1 Corinthians 15:36 Thou foole, þt which thou sowest, is not quickened, except it dye. 1 Corinthians 15:37 And what sowest thou? Thou sowest not that body that shalbe: but bare corne (as of wheet, or of some other) 1 Corinthians 15:38 but God geueth it a body at his pleasure, to euery seed his awne body. 1 Corinthians 15:39 All flesshe is not one maner of flesshe: but ther is one maner of flesshe of men, another maner of flesshe of beastes, another of fysshes, & another of byrdes. 1 Corinthians 15:40 Ther are also celestiall bodyes, & ther are bodyes terrestriall. But the glory of the celestiall is one, & þe glory of the terrestriall is another. 1 Corinthians 15:41 Ther is one maner glory of the sonne, and another glory of the moone, & another glory of þe sterres. For one starre differeth from another in glory 1 Corinthians 15:42 So is the resurreccyon of the deed. It is sowen in corrupcion, it ryseth agayne in incorrupcyon. 1 Corinthians 15:43 It is sowen in dishonour, it ryseth agayne in honoure. It is sowen in weaknes, it ryseth agayne in power. It is sowen a naturall body, it ryseth agayne a spretuall body. 1 Corinthians 15:44 Ther is a naturall bodye, & ther is a spretuall body: 1 Corinthians 15:45 as it is also written: the fyrste man Adam was made a lyuinge soule, and the last Adam was made a quyckening sprete. 1 Corinthians 15:46 Howbeit, þt is not fyrst which is spirituall: but that which is naturall, and then þt which is spretuall 1 Corinthians 15:47 The fyrst man is of the erth, erthy: the seconde man is the Lorde from heauen 1 Corinthians 15:48 As is the erthy, soche are they that are erthye. And as is the heuenly, soche are they that are heuenly. 1 Corinthians 15:49 And as we haue borne þe ymage of the erthy, so shall we beare the ymage of the heauenly. 1 Corinthians 15:50 This saye I brethren þe flesshe & bloud cannot inheret the kyngdom of God. Nether doth corrupcyon inheret vncorrupcyon.
and of the changing of them that shall be found alive at the last day.
1 Corinthians 15:51 Beholde, I shewe you a mistery. We shall not all slepe: but we shall all be chaunged, 1 Corinthians 15:52 and that in a moment, in the twyncklynge of an eye by the last trompe. For the trompe shall blowe, and the deed shall ryse incorruptible, & we shalbe chaunged. 1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorrupcyon: and this mortall must put on immortalite. 1 Corinthians 15:54 When this corruptible hath put on incorruption, and this mortall hath put on immortalite: then shalbe brought to passe the saying that is written: 1 Corinthians 15:55 Deeth is swalowed vp in victory: Deeth where is thy stynge? Hell where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:56 The stynge of deeth is synne: and the strength of synne is the lawe. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thankes be vnto God which hath geuen vs victory, thorowe oure Lord Iesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therfore my deare brethren, be ye stedfast and vnmouable, alwayes ryche in the worke of the Lorde, for as moch as ye knowe, how þt youre labour, is not in vayne in the Lorde.