1 Corinthians 15:1-28 Darby’s Translation

The Resurrection of the Dead

15 1  But I make known to you, brethren, the glad tidings which I announced to you, which also ye received, in which also ye stand, 2  by which also ye are saved, (if ye hold fast the word which I announced to you as the glad tidings,) unless indeed ye have believed in vain. 3  For I delivered to you, in the first place, what also I had received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; 4  and that he was buried; and that he was raised the third day, according to the scriptures; 5  and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6  Then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the most remain until now, but some also have fallen asleep. 7  Then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles; 8  and last of all, as to an abortion, he appeared to me also. 9  For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called apostle, because I have persecuted the assembly of God. 10  But by God's grace I am what I am; and his grace, which [was] towards me, has not been vain; but I have laboured more abundantly than they all, but not I, but the grace of God which [was] with me. 11  Whether, therefore, I or they, thus we preach, and thus ye have believed.

12  Now if Christ is preached that he is raised from among [the] dead, how say some among you that there is not a resurrection of [those that are] dead? 13  But if there is not a resurrection of [those that are] dead, neither is Christ raised: 14  but if Christ is not raised, then, indeed, vain also [is] our preaching, and vain also your faith. 15  And we are found also false witnesses of God; for we have witnessed concerning God that he raised the Christ, whom he has not raised if indeed [those that are] dead are not raised. 16  For if [those that are] dead are not raised, neither is Christ raised; 17  but if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18  Then indeed also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19  If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are [the] most miserable of all men.

20  (But now Christ is raised from among [the] dead, first-fruits of those fallen asleep. 21  For since by man [came] death, by man also resurrection of [those that are] dead. 22  For as in the Adam all die, thus also in the Christ all shall be made alive. 23  But each in his own rank: [the] first-fruits, Christ; then those that are the Christ's at his coming. 24  Then the end, when he gives up the kingdom to him [who is] God and Father; when he shall have annulled all rule and all authority and power. 25  For he must reign until he put all enemies under his feet. 26  [The] last enemy [that] is annulled [is] death. 27  For he has put all things in subjection under his feet. But when he says that all things are put in subjection, [it is] evident that [it is] except him who put all things in subjection to him. 28  But when all things shall have been brought into subjection to him, then the Son also himself shall be placed in subjection to him who put all things in subjection to him, that God may be all in all.)


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