1 Corinthians 15
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Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I
preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached
unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3For I delivered unto
you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for
our sins according to the scriptures;
4And that he was buried,
and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the
greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
7After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of
9For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet
to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which
was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly
than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
11Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye
12Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead,
how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not
14And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching
vain, and your faith is also vain.
15Yea, and we are found
false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised
up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
16For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your
18Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are
19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are
of all men most miserable.
20But now is Christ risen from the
dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the
22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be
23But every man in his own order: Christ the
firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
24Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to
God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all
authority and power.
25For he must reign, till he hath put all
enemies under his feet.
26The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death.
27For he hath put all things under his
feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest
that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also
himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may
be all in all.
29Else what shall they do which are baptized for
the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for
30And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die
32If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at
Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and
drink; for to morrow we die.
33Be not deceived: evil
communications corrupt good manners.
34Awake to righteousness,
and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to
35But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and
with what body do they come?
36Thou fool, that which thou
sowest is not quickened, except it die:
37And that which thou
sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may
chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
38But God giveth it a
body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
39All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh
of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of
40There are also celestial bodies, and bodies
terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory
of the terrestrial is another.
41There is one glory of the
sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for
one star differeth from another star in glory.
42So also is
the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in
43It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory:
it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44It is sown a
natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body,
and there is a spiritual body.
45And so it is written, The first
man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening
46Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but
that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord
48As is the earthy, such are they also that are
earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are
49And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we
shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50Now this I say,
brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God;
neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51Behold, I shew
you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for
the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.
53For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal
shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying
that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord
58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast,
unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye
know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Read on to the end (v. 58)