1 Corinthians 15:13

13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

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1 Corinthians 15:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
ESV
13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.
NLT
13 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either.
MSG
13 If there's no resurrection, there's no living Christ.
CSB
13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised;

1 Corinthians 15:13 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 15:13

But if there be no resurrection of the dead
If there is no such thing as a resurrection of any, if the thing is not possible, if it never has been, is, or will be true in fact:

then is Christ not risen.
The apostle argues from a general, to a particular; from the general resurrection of the dead, to the particular resurrection of Christ; and from a negation of the one, to a negation of the other; for what does not agree with the whole, does not agree with the part; and what is true of the whole, is true of the part; but if the resurrection of Christ is not true, many are the absurdities that must follow upon it, and which the apostle next enumerates.

1 Corinthians 15:13 In-Context

11 Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.
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 not even Christ has been raised.
14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
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.
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