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1 Corinthians 15 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Resurrection of Christ

(cf. Mar 16:9–20 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:1 -

Now I make known to you, brothers, the gospel which I proclaimed as good news to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:2 - by which also you are saved, if you hold fast [fn]the word which I proclaimed to you as good news, unless you believed for nothing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:3 -

For I delivered to you [fn]as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:4 - and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:5 - and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:6 - After that He appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:7 - After that, He appeared to [fn]James, then to all the apostles,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:8 - and last of all, as [fn]to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:9 - For I am the least of the apostles, [fn]and not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:10 - But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:11 - Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

The Resurrection of the Dead

(cf. 1Th 4:13–18 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:12 -

Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:13 - But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:14 - And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:15 - Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we bore witness [fn]against God that He raised [fn]Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:16 - For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:17 - And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:18 - Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:19 - If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:20 -

But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:21 - For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:22 - For as in Adam all die, so also in [fn]Christ all will be made alive.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:23 - But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:24 - Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:25 - For He must reign UNTIL HE HAS PUT ALL HIS ENEMIES UNDER HIS FEET.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:26 - The last enemy to be abolished is death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:27 - For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. But when He says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:28 - And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:29 -

Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized [fn]for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:30 - Why are we also in danger every hour?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:31 - I affirm, brothers, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:32 - If [fn]from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:33 - Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:34 - Become righteously sober-minded, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.

The Resurrection Body

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:35 -

But someone will say, “How are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?”

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:36 - You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:37 - and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of [fn]something else.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:38 - But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:39 - All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:40 - There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:41 - There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:42 -

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown [fn]a corruptible body, it is raised [fn]an incorruptible body;

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:43 - it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:44 - it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:45 - So also it is written, “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:46 - However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:47 - The first man is from the earth, [fn]earthy; the second man is from heaven.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:48 - As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:49 - And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, [fn]we will also bear the image of the heavenly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:50 -

Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the corruptible inherit the incorruptible.

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:51 - Behold, I tell you a mystery: we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:52 - in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:53 - For this corruptible must put on the incorruptible, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:54 - But when this corruptible puts on the incorruptible, and this mortal puts on immortality, then will come about the word that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:56 - Now the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:57 - but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:58 -

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

LSB Footnotes
Lit to what word I
Lit among the first
Or Jacob; James is the Eng form of Jacob
Lit to an untimely birth
Lit who am
Or concerning
Or because of
Lit according to man
Lit some of the rest
Lit in corruption
Lit in incorruption
Lit made of dust
Two early mss let us also

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