1 Corinthians 15 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But let me recall to you, brethren, the Good News which I brought you, which you accepted, and on which you are standing, 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 through which also you are obtaining salvation, if you bear in mind the words in which I proclaimed it--unless indeed your faith has been unreal from the very first. 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 repeated to you the all-important fact which also I had been taught, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with 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 that He was buried; that He rose to life again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
5 and was seen by Peter, and then by the Twelve. 5 and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.
6 Afterwards He was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once, most of whom are still alive, although some of them have now 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 Afterwards He was seen by James, and then by all the Apostles. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,
8 And last of all, as to one of untimely birth, 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 am 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 what I am I am by the grace of God, and His grace bestowed upon me did not prove ineffectual. But I labored more strenuously than all the rest--yet it was not I, but God's grace working 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 But whether it is I or they, this is the way we preach and the way that you came to believe. 11 Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.
12 But if Christ is preached as having risen from the dead, how is it that some of you say that there is no such thing as a 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 If there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead, then Christ Himself has not risen to life. 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.
14 And if Christ has not risen, it follows that what we preach is a delusion, and that your faith also is a delusion. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
15 Nay more, we are actually being discovered to be bearing false witness about God, because we have testified that God raised Christ to life, whom He did not raise, if in reality none of the dead are 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 none of the dead are raised to life, then Christ has not risen; 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.
17 and if Christ has not risen, your faith is a vain thing--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 It follows also that those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.
19 If in this present life we have a *hope* resting on Christ, and nothing more, we are more to be pitied than all the rest of the world. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.
20 But, in reality, Christ *has* risen from among the dead, being the first to do so 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 seeing that death came through man, through man comes also 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 just as through Adam all die, so also through Christ all will be made alive again. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
23 But this will happen to each in the right order--Christ having been the first to rise, and afterwards Christ's people rising at His return. 23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
24 Later on, comes the End, when He is to surrender the Kingship to God, the Father, when He shall have overthrown all other government and all other 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 continue King until He shall have 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 is to be overthrown is Death; 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
27 for He will have put all things in subjection under His feet. And when He shall have declared that "All things are in subjection," it will be with the manifest exception of Him who has reduced them all to 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 But when the whole universe has been made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also become subject to Him who has made the universe subject to Him, in order 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 become of those who got themselves baptized for the dead? If the dead do not rise at all, why are these 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 also do we Apostles expose ourselves to danger every hour? 30 And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour?
31 I protest, brethren, as surely as I glory over you--which I may justly do in Christ Jesus our Lord--that I die day by day. 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 merely human motives I have fought with wild beasts in Ephesus, what profit is it to me? If the dead do not rise, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we are to 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 deceive yourselves: "Evil companionships corrupt good morals." 33 Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
34 Wake from this drunken fit; live righteous lives, and cease to sin; for some have no knowledge of God: I speak thus in order to move you to 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 some one will say, "How can the dead rise? And with what kind of body do they come back?" 35 But someone may ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?"
36 Foolish man! the seed you yourself sow has no life given to it unless it first dies; 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
37 and as for what you sow, it is not the plant which is to be that you are sowing, but a bare grain, of wheat (it may be) or of something else, and God gives it a body as He has seen fit, 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 and to each kind of seed 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: there is human flesh, and flesh of cattle, of birds, and of fishes. 39 All flesh is not the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another.
40 There are bodies which are celestial and there are bodies which are earthly, but the glory of the celestial ones is one thing, and that of the earthly ones 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, another of the moon, and another 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 It is the same with the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in a state of decay, it is raised free from decay; 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 an animal body is sown, a spiritual body is raised. As surely as there is an animal body, so 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 In the same way also it is written, "The first man Adam became a living animal"; the last Adam is 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 Nevertheless, it is not what is spiritual that came first, but what is animal; what is spiritual came afterwards. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.
47 The first man is a man of 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 What the earthy one is, that also are those who are earthy; and what the heavenly One is, that 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 And as we have borne a resemblance to the earthy one, let us see to it that we also bear a resemblance to the heavenly One. 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 But this I tell you, brethren: our mortal bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, nor will what is perishable inherit what is 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 I tell you a truth hitherto kept secret: we shall not all sleep, but we shall 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 sounding of the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incapable of decay, and *we* shall 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 so it must be: this perishable nature must clothe itself with what is imperishable, and this mortality must clothe itself with immortality. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
54 But when this perishable nature has put on what is imperishable, and this mortality has put on immortality, then will the words of Scripture be fulfilled, "Death has been 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 "Where, O death, is thy victory? Where, O death, is thy sting?" 55 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"
56 Now sin is the sting of death, and sin derives its power from the Law; 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57 but God be thanked 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 dear brethren, be firm, unmovable, busily occupied at all times in the Lord's work, knowing that your toil is not fruitless 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.