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

 
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1 Now I would remind you, brethren, in what terms I preached to you the gospel, which you received, in which 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 you are saved, if you hold it fast--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 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 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 brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though 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 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 was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God which 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 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 as raised from the dead, how can some of 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, then Christ has not been raised; 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.
14 if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is 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 fallen asleep 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 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 in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come 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 as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all 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, 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 delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule 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 under him," it is plain that he is excepted who put all things 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 him who put all things under him, that God may be everything to every one. 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 do people mean by being baptized 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 Why am I in peril every hour? 30 And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour?
31 I protest, brethren, by my pride in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day! 31 I die every day--I mean that, brothers--just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord.
32 What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? 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 your right mind, and sin no more. For some 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.