1 Corinthians 15
1 Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I make known unto you The joyful message, which I myself announced to you, which also ye received, in which also ye stand; 1 Corinthians 15:2 Through which also ye are being saved,if ye hold fast, with what discourse, I announced the joyful message unto you; unless indeed, in vain, ye believed.
By Christ's resurrection,
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you, among the first things, what also I received:how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he hath been raised, on the third day, according to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:5 And that he appeared unto Cephas, then, to the twelve, 1 Corinthians 15:6 After that, he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once,of whom, the greater number, remain until even now, but, some, have fallen asleep, 1 Corinthians 15:7 After that, he appeared unto James, then, unto all the apostles, 1 Corinthians 15:8 And, last of all, just as if unto the unseasonable birth, he appeared, even unto me; 1 Corinthians 15:9 For, I, am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God. 1 Corinthians 15:10 But, by favour of God, I am what I am, and, his favour, which was unto me, hath not been made void,but, much more abundantly than they all, have I toiled, albeit not, I, but the favour of God with me. 1 Corinthians 15:11 Whether therefore, I, or, they, thus do we proclaim, and, thus did ye believe.
he proveth the necessity of our resurrection, against all such as deny the resurrection of the body.
1 Corinthians 15:12 Now, if, Christ is proclaimed, that, from among the dead, he hath been raised, how say some, among youresurrection of the dead, there is none? 1 Corinthians 15:13 But, if, resurrection of the dead, there is none, not even Christ, hath been raised; 1 Corinthians 15:14 And, if Christ, hath not been raised, void, after all, is our proclamation, void also, our faith, 1 Corinthians 15:15 And we are found, even false-witnesses of God, because we have witnessed respecting God, that he raised the Christ,whom he did not raise, if, indeed, after all, the dead are not raised! 1 Corinthians 15:16 For, if the dead are not raised, not even Christ, hath been raised; 1 Corinthians 15:17 And, if Christ hath not been raised, to no purpose, is your faith, yet, are ye in your sins! 1 Corinthians 15:18 Hence also, they who are fallen asleep in Christ, are lost: 1 Corinthians 15:19 If, in this life, in Christ, we have hopedand that is all, we are, of all men, most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:20 But, now, hath Christ been raised from among the dead,a firstfruit of them who have fallen asleep;
1 Corinthians 15:21 For, since indeed, through a man, came death, through a man, also cometh the raising of the dead; 1 Corinthians 15:22 For, just as, in the Adam, all die, so, also, in the Christ, shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:23 But, each, in his own rank:A firstfruit, Christ, after that, they who are the Christ's, in his presence, 1 Corinthians 15:24 Afterwards, the endwhensoever he delivereth up the kingdom unto his God and Father, whensoever he shall bring to nought all rule and all authority and power; 1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must needs reign, until he shall put all his enemies under his feet: 1 Corinthians 15:26 As a last enemy, death, is to be destroyed; 1 Corinthians 15:27 ForHe put, all things, in subjection under his feet. But, whensoever it shall be saidall things are in subjection!it is evident that it means,Except him who did put into subjection, unto him, the all things 1 Corinthians 15:28 But whensoever have been put into subjection, unto him, the all things, then, the Son himself, [also] shall be put in subjection unto him who put in subjection, unto him, the all things,that, God, may be, all things in all. 1 Corinthians 15:29 Else, what will they do, who are being immersed in behalf of the dead? If, not at all, are the dead to be raised, why are they even being immersed in their behalf? 1 Corinthians 15:30 Why also are, we, running into peril every hour? 1 Corinthians 15:31 Day by day, am I dying!Yea! by your own boasting, brethren, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:32 If, after the manner of men, I have fought with wild-beasts at Ephesus, what, to me, the profit? If the dead are not raised, Let us eat and drink, for, tomorrow, we die. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceiving yourselves,evil communications corrupt gentle manners: 1 Corinthians 15:34 Wake up to sobriety, in righteousness, and be not committing sin; for some have, an ignorance of God: for shame, unto you, am I speaking!
and manner thereof,
1 Corinthians 15:35 But some one will sayHow, are the dead raised? and, with what kind of body, do they come? 1 Corinthians 15:36 Simple one! What, thou, sowest, is not quickened, except it die; 1 Corinthians 15:37 And, what thou sowest, not the body that shall come into existence, dost thou sow, but a naked kernelif it so happen, of wheat, or of any of the rest, 1 Corinthians 15:38 Howbeit, God, giveth it a body, as he pleased, and, unto each of the seeds, a body of its own. 1 Corinthians 15:39 Not all flesh, is the same flesh; but, one, indeed, is, [the flesh] of men, and, another, the flesh of beasts, and, another, the flesh of birds, and, another, of fishes; 1 Corinthians 15:40 And there are heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies,but, of one kind, indeed, is the glory of the heavenly, and, of another kind, is the glory of the earthly; 1 Corinthians 15:41 One, is the glory of a sun, and, another, the glory of a moon, and, another, the glory of stars,nay! star from star, differeth in glory. 1 Corinthians 15:42 Thus, also the resurrection of the dead: it is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption, 1 Corinthians 15:43 It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory, it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power, 1 Corinthians 15:44 It is sown a body of the soul, it is raised a body of the spirit; if there is a body of the soul, there is also of the spirit: 1 Corinthians 15:45 Thus, also, it is writtenThe first man, Adam, became, a living soul, the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:46 Howbeit, not first, is the [body] of the spirit, but that, of the soul,afterwards, that of the spirit. 1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man, is of the ground, earthy, the second man, is, of heaven: 1 Corinthians 15:48 As, the man of earth, such, also, the men of earth, and, as, the man of heaven, such, also, the men of heaven; 1 Corinthians 15:49 And, even as we have borne the image of the man of earth, let us also bear the image of the man of heaven. 1 Corinthians 15:50 And, this, I say, brethren,that, flesh and blood, cannot inherit, God's kingdom. Neither doth, corruption, inherit, incorruption.
and of the changing of them that shall be found alive at the last day.
1 Corinthians 15:51 Lo! a sacred secret, unto you, do I declare:we shall not, all, sleep, but we shall, all, be changed, 1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, during the last trumpet; for it shall sound, and, the dead, shall be raised, incorruptible, and, we, shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must needs clothe itself with incorruptibility, and this mortal, clothe itself, with immortality. 1 Corinthians 15:54 But, whensoever, this mortal, shall clothe itself with immortality, then, shall be brought to pass the saying that is writtenDeath hath been swallowed up, victoriously; 1 Corinthians 15:55 Where, O death, is thy victory? Where, O death, is thy sting? 1 Corinthians 15:56 Now, the sting of death, is, sin, and, the power of sin, is, the law; 1 Corinthians 15:57 But, unto God, be thanks, who is giving unto us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:58 So, then, my beloved brethren,become ye, steadfast, immovable, superabounding in the work of the Lord, at all times; knowing that, your toil, is not in vain in the Lord.