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1 Corinthians 15:1-34 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn 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 through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe 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 handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: 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 and that he was buried, and that he was raised 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 that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 5 and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.
6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though 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 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,
8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
9 For I am the least of the apostles, unfit 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 has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them—though it was not I, but the grace of God that is 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 proclaim and so you have come to believe. 11 Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.
12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say 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 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not 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 proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified of God that he raised Christ—whom he did not raise if it is true that 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, then Christ has not been raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.
17 If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and 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 died in Christ have perished. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.
19 If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people 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 in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. 20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
22 for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. 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, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 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 God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every 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 to be destroyed is death. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
27 For "God has put all things in subjection under his feet." But when it says, "All things are put in subjection," it is plain that this does not include the one who put all things in subjection under 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 will also be subjected to the one who put all things in subjection under 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 people do who receive baptism on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf? 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 are we putting ourselves in danger every hour? 30 And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour?
31 I die every day! That is as certain, brothers and sisters, as my boasting of you—a boast that I make in Christ Jesus our Lord. 31 I die every day--I mean that, brothers--just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord.
32 If with merely human hopes I fought with wild animals at Ephesus, what would I have gained by it? 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 ruins good morals." 33 Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
34 Come to a sober and right mind, and sin no more; for some people have no knowledge of God. I say 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.