1 Corinthians 15
1 Corinthians 15:1 Brethren as pertaininge to the Gospel, whiche I preached vnto you, whiche ye haue also accepted, and in the whiche ye continue, 1 Corinthians 15:2 by whiche 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 vaine.
By Christ's resurrection,
1 Corinthians 15:3 For fyrste of al I deliuered vnto you that which I receiued how that Christe dyd for oure synnes, agreinge to the scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:4 and that he was buried, and that he rose agayne the thyrde daye accordinge to the scriptures 1 Corinthians 15:5 and that he was sene of Cephas, then of the twelue. 1 Corinthians 15:6 After that he was sene of more then fyue hundred brethren at ones of whiche manie remaine vnto this daie, and many are fallen a slepe. 1 Corinthians 15:7 After that appeared he to Iames, then to al the Apostles. 1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of al, he was sene of me, as of one that was borne out of due time. 1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the leste of al the Apostles, whiche am not worthy to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the congregation of God. 1 Corinthians 15:10 But by þe 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 al, not I but the grace of God which is with me. 1 Corinthians 15:11 Whether it were I or they, so we preache, and 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 Christe be preached howe that he rose from death: howe saye some? that are amonge you, that there is no resurreccion from death? 1 Corinthians 15:13 If ther be no rysinge agayne from death, then is Christe not rysen. 1 Corinthians 15:14 If Christ be not rysen, then is our preachinge vayne, and your faith is also in vaine. 1 Corinthians 15:15 Ye and we are founde false witnesses of God. For we haue testifyed of God, howe that he raysed vp Christe, whom he raysed not vp yf it be so that the deade ryse not vp againe. 1 Corinthians 15:16 For yf the dead rise not againe then is Christ not rysen againe. 1 Corinthians 15:17 Yf it be so þt Christe rose not, then is youre faith in vayne, and yet are ye in youre synnes. 1 Corinthians 15:18 And ther to they which are fallen a slepe in Christ, are peryshed. 1 Corinthians 15:19 If in thys lyfe onelye we beleue on Christ, then are we of all men the miserablest. 1 Corinthians 15:20 But now in Christ rysen from the dead, and is become the fyrste fruytes of them that slepte.
1 Corinthians 15:21 For by a man came death, and by a man came the resurceccion of the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:22 For as by Adam all dye: euen so by Christe, shall all be made aliue, 1 Corinthians 15:23 and euery man in his owne order. The fyrste is Christe, then they that are Christes at his comminge. 1 Corinthians 15:24 Then commeth the ende when he hath delyuered vp the kyngedome to God the father, when he hath put doune all rule, authoritie, and power. 1 Corinthians 15:25 For he muste reigne tyll he haue put all hys enemies vnder his fete. 1 Corinthians 15:26 The laste enemy that shalbe destroied is death. 1 Corinthians 15:27 For he hath put all thinges vnder hys fete. But when he sayeth, all thinges are put vnder hym it is manifest that he is excepted, whyche dyd put all thinges vnder him. 1 Corinthians 15:28 When all thinges are subdued vnto hym: then shall the sonne also him selfe be subiecte to him that put al thinges, vnder him that God maye be all in all thinges. 1 Corinthians 15:29 Eyther els what do they, which are baptysed ouer the dead, yf the dead ryse not at all? Why are they then baptysed ouer the dead? 1 Corinthians 15:30 yea and why stande we in ieoperdy euerye houre? 1 Corinthians 15:31 By our reioysinge, whyche I haue in Christe Iesu our Lorde, I dye dayly. 1 Corinthians 15:32 That I haue fought wyth beastes at Ephesus, after the maner of men what auauntageth it me, yf þe dead rise not againe? Let vs eate and drincke, to morowe we shall dye. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceiued: malicious speakinges corrupte good maners. 1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake truelye out of slepe and synne not. For some haue not the knowledge of God. I speake this vnto you: rebuke.
and manner thereof,
1 Corinthians 15:35 But some man wyl saye: howe aryse the dead? wyth what bodyes come they in? 1 Corinthians 15:36 Thou fole, that whiche thou sowest is not quickened except it dye. 1 Corinthians 15:37 And what sowest thou? Thou sowest not that bodye that shall be, but are corne (I meane either of what, or of some other) 1 Corinthians 15:38 and God geueth it a body at his pleasure, to euery seede a seuerall body. 1 Corinthians 15:39 Al fleshe is not one maner of fleshe: but there is one maner fleshe of men, another maner fleshe of beastes, another maner fleshe of fyshes, and another of byrdes. 1 Corinthians 15:40 There are celestiall bodyes, and there are bodyes terrestriall. But the glorye of the celestiall is one, and the glorye of the terrestriall another. 1 Corinthians 15:41 There is one maner glory of þe sunne and another glorye of the mone, and another glory of the starres. For one starre dyffereth from another in glorye. 1 Corinthians 15:42 So is the resurreccion of the dead. It is sowen in corruption, and ryseth in incorruption. 1 Corinthians 15:43 It is sowen in dishonoure, and ryseth in honoure. It is sowen in weakenes, and ryseth in power. It is sowen a naturall bodye, and ryseth a spyrytuall bodye. 1 Corinthians 15:44 There is a naturall bodye, and there is a spiritual bodye, 1 Corinthians 15:45 as it is written: the fyrste man Adam was made a lyuinge soule, and the last Adam was made a quickeninge spirite. 1 Corinthians 15:46 Howbeit that is not fyrste whiche is spyrytual: but that which is naturall, and then that which is spyrytual. 1 Corinthians 15:47 The fyrste man is of the earth, earthlye: the seconde man is the Lorde from heauen. 1 Corinthians 15:48 As is the earthlye, such are they that are earthlye. And as is the heauenlye, suche are they that are heauenlye. 1 Corinthians 15:49 And as we haue borne þe ymage of the earthly so shal we beare the Image of the heauenlye. 1 Corinthians 15:50 This saye I brethren, that fleshe and bloude can not inheryte the kyngedome of God. Neyther corruption inheryte: vncorruption.
and of the changing of them that shall be found alive at the last day.
1 Corinthians 15:51 Beholde I shewe you a mysterye. We shal not al slepe: but we shal al be chaunged, 1 Corinthians 15:52 and that in a momente & in the twinkling of an eye, at the sound of the last trompe. For the trompe shall blowe, and the dead shal rise incorruptible and we shal be chaunged. 1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruptibilitie; and this mortal muste put on immortalytye. 1 Corinthians 15:54 When this corruptible, hath put on incorruptibilitie, and this mortal hath put on immortalite, then shalbe brought to passe the saiyng that is written. 1 Corinthians 15:55 Death is consumed into victory. Death wher is thy stynge? Hel wher is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:56 The stinge of death is sinne: & the strength of sinne is the lawe. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thankes be vnto God, which hath geuen vs victory, thorowe our Lorde Iesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therfore my deare brethren, be ye stedfast and vnmouable alwayes ryche in the workes of þe Lorde, for as much as ye knowe, howe that your labour is not in vaine in the Lorde.