1 Corinthians 15


The Good News

But I make known to you, brethren, the good news which I announced as good news to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being delivered, [3what 4word 5I announced as good news 6to you 1if 2you take control], outside of unless in vain you believed. For I delivered up to you at first which also I received; that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was entombed, and that he was raised in the third day, according to the scriptures; and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Thereupon he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the most remain until now, but some also are fallen asleep. Thereupon he appeared to James, then [2the 3apostles 1to all]. And last of all, just as if to a miscarriage, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, who I am not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God. 10 But by favor of God I am what I am, and his favor which was towards me has not [2empty 1become]; but more extra than them all I tire in labor; [2not 3I 1but], but the favor of God with me. 11 Whether then I, or whether they, so we proclaim and so you believed. 12 And if Christ is proclaimed, that from the dead he has been raised, how say some among you that [2a resurrection 3of the dead 1there is not]? 13 And if [2a resurrection 3of the dead 1there is not], not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, [3is empty 1then 2our proclamation], and empty also is the belief of yours. 15 And we are found even as false witnesses of God, for we witnessed concerning God that he raised the Christ; whom he raised not, if indeed it is so the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, [4is in vain 1the 2belief 3of yours]; you are still in your sins. 18 And then the ones having been fallen asleep in Christ perished. 19 If in this life [3hoping 2we are 4in 5Christ 1only], more pitiable than all men are we. 20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, [2first-fruit 3of the ones 4sleeping 1he became]. 21 For since through man death came, and through man there is resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in the Christ all shall be restored to life. 23 But each in his own order; the first-fruit is Christ, thereupon the ones of the Christ at his arrival. 24 Then the end, whenever he should have delivered up the kingdom to the God and father; whenever he should clear away all rule, and all authority, and power. 25 For it is necessary for him to reign until of which ever time he should have put all the enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy cleared away is death. 27 For all things he subjected under his feet. But whenever it should say that all things have been subjected, it is manifest that it is outside of the one subjecting to him all things. 28 And whenever [2should be subjected 3to him 1all things], then also he himself, the son, shall be subjected to the one having subjected to him all the things, that God should be the all in all. 29 Since what shall [6do 1the ones 2being immersed 3for 4the 5dead] if wholly the dead are not raised? Why also are they immersed for the dead? 30 Why also are we exposed to danger every hour? 31 Daily I die by your boasting, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord. 32 If according to man I fought with wild beasts in Ephesus, what [2is it to me 1benefit] if the dead are not raised? We should eat and drink, for tomorrow we die? 33 Be not misled; [3corrupt 5morals 4gracious 2companionships 1evil]. 34 Sober up righteously, and do not sin! [4an ignorance 1for 5of God 2some 3have] -- to your shame I speak.

A Glorious Body

35 But someone will say, How are [3raised 1the 2dead]? and with what kind of body do they come? 36 Fool, what you sow is not restored to life unless it should die. 37 And what you sowed is not the body coming to pass you sowed, but a bare kernel; if by chance grain or some of the rest; 38  and God [2to it 1gives] a body as he wants, and to each of the seeds its own body. 39 Not every flesh is the same flesh, but indeed other flesh is of men, and another flesh of cattle, and another of fishes, and another of birds, 40 and [2bodies 1heavenly], and [2bodies 1earthly]. But another indeed is the [2of the 3heavenlies 1glory], and another is the ones of the earthly. 41 Another glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star from star differs in glory. 42 So also the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruptibility. 43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown [2body 1a physical], it is raised [2body 1a spiritual]. There is [2body 1a physical], and there is [2body 1a spiritual]. 45 So also it has been written, [5became 1The 2first 3man 4Adam] [2soul 1a living]; the last Adam into a spirit being restored to life. 46 But [3was not 4first 1the 2spiritual], but the physical; thereupon the spiritual. 47 The first man was from out of the earth, of dust; the second man, the Lord of heaven. 48 Such as the one of dust, such also the ones of dust; and such as the heavenly one, such also the heavenly ones. 49 And as we wore the image of dust, we shall wear also the image of the heavenly. 50 But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood [4the kingdom 5of God 3to inherit 1are not 2able], nor can corruption [2incorruptibility 1inherit]. 51 Behold, [2a mystery 3to you 1I speak]; [4all 3indeed 2not 1we shall] sleep, but all shall be changed, 52 in an instant, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For it shall trump, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For it is necessary this corruption to put on incorruptibility, and this mortal to put on immortality. 54 But whenever this corruptible should have put on incorruptibility, and this mortal should have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the word having been written, [2was swallowed down 1Death] in victory. 55 Where is your [2O death 1sting]? Where is your [2O Hades 1victory]? 56 And the sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law. 57  But to God be favor, to the one giving to us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 So that, [3brethren 1my 2beloved], [2settled 1be], immovable, abounding in the work of the Lord at all times! knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
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