1 Corinthians 15 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the good news I preached to you. You received it and have put your faith in it. 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 Because you believed the good news, you are saved. But you must hold firmly to the message I preached to you. If you don't, you have believed it for nothing. 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 What I received I passed on to you. And it is the most important of all. Here is what it is. Christ died for our sins, just as Scripture said he would. 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 He was buried. He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as Scripture said he would be. 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
5 He appeared to Peter. Then he appeared to the Twelve. 5 and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.
6 After that, he appeared to more than 500 believers at the same time. Most of them are still living. But some have died. 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 He appeared to James. Then he appeared to all the apostles. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,
8 Last of all, he also appeared to me. I was like someone who wasn't born at the right time or in a normal way. 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
9 I am the least important of the apostles. I'm not even fit to be called an apostle. I tried to destroy God's church. 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 because of God's grace I am what I am. And his grace was not wasted on me. No, I have worked harder than all the other apostles. But I didn't do the work. God's grace was 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 So whether it was I or the other apostles who preached to you, that is what we preach. And that is what you believed. 11 Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.
12 We have preached that Christ has been raised from the dead. So how can some of you say that no one rises from 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 If no one rises from the dead, then 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, what we preach doesn't mean anything. Your faith doesn't mean anything either. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
15 More than that, we would be lying about God. We have given witness that God raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if 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 If the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 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 doesn't mean anything. Your sins have not been forgiven. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
18 Those who have died believing in Christ are also lost. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.
19 Do we have hope in Christ only for this life? Then people should pity us more than anyone else. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
20 But Christ really has been raised from the dead. He is the first of all those who will rise. 20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 Death came because of what a man did. Rising from the dead also comes because of what a man did. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
22 Because of Adam, all people die. So because of Christ, all will be made alive. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
23 But here is the order of events. Christ is the first of those who rise from the dead. When he comes back, those who belong to him will be raised. 23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
24 Then the end will come. Christ will destroy all rule, authority and power. He will hand over the kingdom to God the Father. 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 Christ must rule until he has put all his enemies under his control. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
27 Scripture says that God "has put everything under his control."#1(Psalm 8:6)#2 It says that "everything" has been put under him. But it is clear that this does not include God himself, who puts everything under Christ. 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 he has done that, the Son also will be under God's rule. God puts everything under the Son. In that way, God will 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 Suppose no one rises from the dead. Then what will people do who are baptized for the dead? Suppose the dead are not raised at all. Then why are people 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 And why would we put ourselves in danger every hour? 30 And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour?
31 I die every day. I really mean that, brothers and sisters. Here is something you can be sure of. I take pride in what Christ Jesus our Lord has done for you through my work. 31 I die every day--I mean that, brothers--just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord.
32 Did I fight wild animals in Ephesus for only human reasons? Then what have I gotten for it? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, because tomorrow we will die." #1(Isaiah 22:13)#2 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 Don't let anyone fool you. "Bad companions make a good person bad." 33 Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
34 You should come back to your senses and stop sinning. Some of you don't know anything about God. I say this to make you ashamed. 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 might ask, "How are the dead raised? What kind of body will they have?" 35 But someone may ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?"
36 How foolish! What you plant doesn't come to life unless it dies. 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
37 When you plant something, it isn't a completely grown plant that you put in the ground. You only plant a seed. Maybe it's wheat or 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 the seed a body just as he has planned. And to each kind of seed he gives its own body. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.
39 All earthly creatures are not the same. People have one kind of body. Animals have another. Birds have another kind. Fish have still another. 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 as well as earthly bodies. Heavenly bodies have one kind of glory. Earthly bodies have 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 The sun has one kind of glory. The moon has another kind. The stars have still another. And one star's glory is different from that of another star. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.
42 It will be like that with bodies that are raised from the dead. The body that is planted does not last forever. The body that is raised from the dead lasts forever. 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 planted without honor. But it is raised in glory. It is planted in weakness. But 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 planted as an earthly body. But it is raised as a spiritual body. Just as there is an earthly 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 It is written, "The first man Adam became a living person."#1(Genesis 2:7)#2 The last Adam became a spirit that gives life. 45 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
46 What is spiritual did not come first. What is earthly came first. What is spiritual came after that. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.
47 The first man came from the dust of the earth. The second man came from heaven. 47 The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.
48 Those who belong to the earth are like the one who came from the earth. And those who are spiritual are like the one who came from heaven. 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 We are like the earthly man. And we will be like the man from heaven. 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 Brothers and sisters, here is what I'm telling you. Bodies made of flesh and blood can't share in the kingdom of God. And what dies can't share in what never dies. 50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
51 Listen! I am telling you a mystery. We will not all die. 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 That will happen in a flash, as quickly as you can wink an eye. It will happen when the last trumpet sounds. The trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised to live forever. 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 Our natural bodies don't last forever. They must be dressed with what does last forever. What dies must be dressed with what does not die. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
54 In fact, that is going to happen. What does not last will be dressed with what lasts forever. What dies will be dressed with what does not die. Then what is written will come true. It says, "Death has been swallowed up. It has lost the battle."#1(Isaiah 25:8)#2 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 "Death, where is the battle you thought you were winning? Death, where is your sting?" #1(Hosea 13:14)#2 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 let us give thanks to God! He wins the battle for us because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 My dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Don't let anything move you. Always give yourselves completely to the work of the Lord. Because you belong to the Lord, you know that your work is not worthless. 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.