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1 Corinthians 15 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.
2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 5 and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.
6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,
8 and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also. 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
9 For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
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. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them--yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed. 11 Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.
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? 12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.
14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.
16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.
17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.
19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. 20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming, 23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
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. 24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.
25 For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
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. 27 For he "has put everything under his feet." Now when it says that "everything" has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.
28 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. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.
29 Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them? 29 Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?
30 Why are we also in danger every hour? 30 And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour?
31 I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord , I die daily . 31 I die every day--I mean that, brothers--just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord.
32 If 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. 32 If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus for merely human reasons, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 33 Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. 34 Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God--I say this to your shame.
35 But someone will say, "How are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?" 35 But someone may ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?"
36 You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies; 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
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 something else. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else.
38 But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.
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. 39 All flesh is not the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another.
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. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.
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. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; 42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;
43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 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 a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 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.
45 So also it is written, "The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 45 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.
47 The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. 48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.
49 Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly. 49 And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.
50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed--
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 imperishable, and we will be changed. 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."
55 "O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?" 55 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord , knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord . 58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.