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First Corinthians

CHAPTER 15

The resurrection of Christ
15:1-11

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

Christ died for our sins according to the sciptures. [1]

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

He was buried and rose again on the third day.

5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

Cephas (Peter) and the twelve saw him. [2]

6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

After that, he was seen by more than five hundred at once. [3]

7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

Then he was seen by James, and later by all the apostles.

8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet 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 which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

And last of all, he was seen by me. [4]

Why do we baptize dead people?
15:12-50

12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

If we say that Christ rose from the dead,

why do some of you say there's no resurrection of the dead?

13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

If there's no resurrection of the dead,

then Christ didn't rise from the dead.

14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

And if Christ didn't rise from the dead,

then our preaching and your faith are useless.

15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

And we are false witnesses,

because we said he rose when he didn't.

16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

So if the dead don't rise, then neither did Christ, [5]

17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

your faith is useless,

18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

dead Christians are dead,

19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

and we are the most miserable people on earth.

20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

But Christ was the first to rise from the dead. [6]

21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

As death came from one man, [7]

so did the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

As we all died because of Adam,

we'll all live after we die because of Christ. [8]

23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

First Christ rose from the dead,

then the rest of us will rise when he comes again.

28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Then the Son will be subject to God. [9]

29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?

31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our LORD, I die daily.

If the dead don't rise,

why do we baptize dead people? [10]

32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

If the dead don't rise,

let's eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

Bad communications corrupt good manners. [11]

35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?

But someone will say,

How can dead people become alive again?

What body will they have?

36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:

You fool! [12]

Seeds don't sprout unless their dead. [13]

38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

God will give you whatever body he pleases

when he raises you from the dead.

45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

The first man was Adam, [14]

and the last Adam was Jesus.

Not all of us will die (but we'll all be changed)
15:51-58

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

I'll show you a mystery:

Not all of us will die, but we all will all be changed. [15]

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

In a twinkling of an eye, the trumpet will sound,

and all the dead people will rise with new bodies,

and we will be changed.