1 Corinthians 15:16

16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.

1 Corinthians 15:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
ESV
16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.
NLT
16 And if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised.
MSG
16 If corpses can't be raised, then Christ wasn't, because he was indeed dead.
CSB
16 For if the dead are not raised, Christ has not been raised.

1 Corinthians 15:16 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 15:16

For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised.
] This is a repetition of the argument in ( 1 Corinthians 15:13 ) made partly to show the importance of it, and partly to observe other absurdities, following upon the conclusion of it.

1 Corinthians 15:16 In-Context

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.
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 is futile; you are still in your sins.
18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.