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1 Corinthians 15 :: Webster's Bible (WEB)

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The Fact of Christ's Resurrection

(cf. Mar 16:9–20 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:1 - Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also ye have received, and in which ye stand;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:2 - By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached to you, unless ye have believed in vain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:3 - For I delivered to you first of all, that which 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 rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:5 - And that he was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:6 - After that he was seen by above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some have fallen asleep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:7 - After that he was seen by James; then by all the apostles.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:8 - And last of all he was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:9 - For I am the least of the apostles, who am 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 which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:11 - Therefore whether it was I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
(cf. 1Th 4:13–18 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:12 - Now if Christ is preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:13 - But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not raised.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:14 - And if Christ is not raised, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:15 - And indeed we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified concerning God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not, if in truth the dead rise not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:16 - For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:17 - And if Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:18 - Then they also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:19 - If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

The Order of Resurrection

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:20 - But now is Christ raised from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:21 - For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:22 - For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:23 - But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:24 - Then 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:25 - For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:26 - The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:27 - For 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 who did put all things under him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:28 - And when all things shall be subdued to him, then shall the Son also himself be subject to him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:29 - Else what will they do, who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:30 - And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:31 - I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:32 - If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:33 - Be not deceived: Evil communications corrupt good manners.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:34 - Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:35 - But some man will say, How are the dead raised? and with what body do they come?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:36 - Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not vivified except it die:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:37 - And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain; it may be of wheat, or of some other grain:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:38 - But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed its own body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:39 - All 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 fowls.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:40 - There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial 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 one star differeth from another star in glory.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:42 - So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption:
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. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:45 - And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a vivifying spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:46 - However, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:47 - The first man is from the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:48 - As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:49 - And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

The Mystery of Resurrection

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:50 - Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:51 - Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:52 - In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:53 - For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:54 - So 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:55 - O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:56 - The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:57 - But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:58 - Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

The Webster Bible was translated by Noah Webster in 1833 in order to bring the language of the bible up to date. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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