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Read the Bible in a Year - December 3

1 Corinthians 15 - 16


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1 Corinthians 15

1 Now I make known unto you brethren, the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye received, wherein also ye stand,

2 by which also ye are saved, if ye hold fast the word which I preached unto you, except ye believed in vain.

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

4 and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on 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 greater part remain until now, but some are fallen asleep;

7 then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles;

8 and last of all, as to the child untimely born, he appeared to me also.

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 found vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

11 Whether then it be I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

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

13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised:

14 and if Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain.

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

16 For if the dead are not raised, neither hath Christ been raised:

17 and if Christ hath not been raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

18 Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

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

20 But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that are asleep.

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

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

23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; then they that are Christ's, at his coming.

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

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

26 The last enemy that shall be abolished is death.

27 For, He put all things in subjection under his feet. But when he saith, All things are put in subjection, it is evident that he is excepted who did subject all things unto him.

28 And when all things have been subjected unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that God may be all in all.

29 Else what shall they do that are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?

30 Why do we also stand in jeopardy every hour?

31 I protest by that glorifying in you, brethren, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

32 If after the manner of men I fought with beasts at Ephesus, what doth it profit me? If the dead are not raised, let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.

33 Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.

34 Awake to soberness righteously, and sin not; for some have no knowledge of God: I speak this to move you to shame.

35 But some one will say, How are the dead raised? and with what manner of body do they come?

36 Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened except it die:

37 and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be, but a bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other kind;

38 but God giveth it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a body of its own.

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

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 dishonor; 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. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

45 So also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

46 Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; then that which is spiritual.

47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of 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.

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

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

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

56 The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law:

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

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

1 Corinthians 16

1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I gave order to the churches of Galatia, so also do ye.

2 Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come.

3 And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:

4 and if it be meet for me to go also, they shall go with me.

5 But I will come unto you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia; for I pass through Macedonia;

6 but with you it may be that I shall abide, or even winter, that ye may set me forward on my journey whithersoever I go.

7 For I do not wish to see you now by the way; for I hope to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost;

9 for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

10 Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear; for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do:

11 let no man therefore despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he may come unto me: for I expect him with the brethren.

12 But as touching Apollos the brother, I besought him much to come unto you with the brethren: and it was not all his will to come now; but he will come when he shall have opportunity.

13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

14 Let all that ye do be done in love.

15 Now I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to minister unto the saints),

16 that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to every one that helpeth in the work and laboreth.

17 And I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they supplied.

18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such.

19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Prisca salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

20 All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

22 If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. Maranatha.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Amplified

1 Corinthians 15

1 AND NOW let me remind you [since it seems to have escaped you], brethren, of the Gospel (the glad tidings of salvation) which I proclaimed to you, which you welcomed {and} accepted and upon which your faith rests,

2 And by which you are saved, if you hold fast {and} keep firmly what I preached to you, unless you believed at first without effect {and} all for nothing.

3 For I passed on to you first of all what I also had received, that Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for our sins in accordance with [what] the Scriptures [foretold],

4 That He was buried, that He arose on the third day as the Scriptures foretold,

5 And [also] that He appeared to Cephas (Peter), then to the Twelve.

6 Then later He showed Himself to more than five hundred brethren at one time, the majority of whom are still alive, but some have fallen asleep [in death].

7 Afterward He was seen by James, then by all the apostles (the special messengers),

8 And last of all He appeared to me also, as to one prematurely {and} born dead [no better than an unperfected fetus among living men].

9 For I am the least [worthy] of the apostles, who am not fit {or} deserving to be called an apostle, because I once wronged {and} pursued {and} molested the church of God [oppressing it with cruelty and violence].

10 But by the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not [found to be] for nothing (fruitless and without effect). In fact, I worked harder than all of them [the apostles], though it was not really I, but the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God which was with me.

11 So, whether then it was I or they, this is what we preach and this is what you believed [what you adhered to, trusted in, and relied on].

12 But now if Christ (the Messiah) is preached as raised from the dead, how is it that 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 risen;

14 And if Christ has not risen, then our preaching is in vain [it amounts to nothing] and your faith is devoid of truth {and} is fruitless (without effect, empty, imaginary, and unfounded).

15 We are even discovered to be misrepresenting God, for we testified of Him that He raised Christ, Whom He did not raise in case it is true that the dead are not raised.

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

17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is mere delusion [futile, fruitless], and you are still in your sins [under the control and penalty of sin];

18 And further, those who have died in [spiritual fellowship and union with] Christ have perished (are lost)!

19 If we who are [abiding] in Christ have hope only in this life {and} that is all, then we are of all people most miserable {and} to be pitied.

20 But the fact is that Christ (the Messiah) has been raised from the dead, and He became the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep [in death].

21 For since [it was] through a man that death [came into the world, it is] also through a Man that the resurrection of the dead [has come].

22 For just as [because of their union of nature] in Adam all people die, so also [by virtue of their union of nature] shall all in Christ be made alive.

23 But each in his own rank {and} turn: Christ (the Messiah) [is] the firstfruits, then those who are Christ's [own will be resurrected] at His coming.

24 After that comes the end (the completion), when He delivers over the kingdom to God the Father after rendering inoperative {and} abolishing every [other] rule and every authority and power.

25 For [Christ] must be King {and} reign until He has put all [His] enemies under His feet.

26 The last enemy to be subdued {and} abolished is death.

27 For He [the Father] has put all things in subjection under His [Christ's] feet. But when it says, All things are put in subjection [under Him], it is evident that He [Himself] is excepted Who does the subjecting of all things to Him.

28 However, when everything is subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will also subject Himself to [the Father] Who put all things under Him, so that God may be all in all [be everything to everyone, supreme, the indwelling and controlling factor of life].

29 Otherwise, what do people mean by being [themselves] baptized in behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?

30 [For that matter], why do I live [dangerously as I do, running such risks that I am] in peril every hour?

31 [I assure you] by the pride which I have in you in [your fellowship and union with] Christ Jesus our Lord, that I die daily [I face death every day and die to self].

32 What do I gain if, merely from the human point of view, I fought with [wild] beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised [at all], let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will be dead.

33 Do not be so deceived {and} misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt {and} deprave good manners {and} morals {and} character.

34 Awake [from your drunken stupor and return] to sober sense {and} your right minds, and sin no more. For some of you have not the knowledge of God [you are utterly and willfully and disgracefully ignorant, and continue to be so, lacking the sense of God's presence and all true knowledge of Him]. I say this to your shame.

35 But someone will say, How can the dead be raised? With what [kind of] body will they come forth?

36 You foolish man! Every time you plant seed, you sow something that does not come to life [germinating, springing up, and growing] unless it dies first.

37 Nor is the seed you sow then the body which it is going to have [later], but it is a naked kernel, perhaps of wheat or some of the rest of the grains.

38 But God gives to it the body that He plans {and} sees fit, and to each kind of seed a body of its own.

39 For all flesh is not the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for beasts, another for birds, and another for fish.

40 There are heavenly bodies (sun, moon, and stars) and there are earthly bodies (men, animals, and plants), but the beauty {and} glory of the heavenly bodies is of one kind, while the beauty {and} glory of earthly bodies is a different kind.

41 The sun is glorious in one way, the moon is glorious in another way, and the stars are glorious in their own [distinctive] way; for one star differs from {and} surpasses another in its beauty {and} brilliance.

42 So it is with the resurrection of the dead. [The body] that is sown is perishable {and} decays, but [the body] that is resurrected is imperishable (immune to decay, immortal).

43 It is sown in dishonor {and} humiliation; it is raised in honor {and} glory. It is sown in infirmity {and} weakness; it is resurrected in strength {and} endued with power.

44 It is sown a natural (physical) body; it is raised a supernatural (a spiritual) body. [As surely as] there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body.

45 Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life].

46 But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual.

47 The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] {the Lord} from out of heaven.

48 Now those who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded).

49 And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we {and so} {let us} also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven.

50 But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot [become partakers of eternal salvation and] inherit {or} share in the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable (that which is decaying) inherit {or} share in the imperishable (the immortal).

51 Take notice! I tell you a mystery (a secret truth, an event decreed by the hidden purpose or counsel of God). We shall not all fall asleep [in death], but we shall all be changed (transformed)

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [sound of the] last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [in Christ] will be raised imperishable (free and immune from decay), and we shall be changed (transformed).

53 For this perishable [part of us] must put on the imperishable [nature], and this mortal [part of us, this nature that is capable of dying] must put on immortality (freedom from death).

54 And when this perishable puts on the imperishable and this that was capable of dying puts on freedom from death, then shall be fulfilled the Scripture that says, Death is swallowed up (utterly vanquished forever) in {and} unto victory.

55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?

56 Now sin is the sting of death, and sin exercises its power [upon the soul] through [the abuse of] the Law.

57 But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing {and} being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].

1 Corinthians 16

1 NOW CONCERNING the money contributed for [the relief of] the saints (God's people): you are to do the same as I directed the churches of Galatia to do.

2 On the first [day] of each week, let each one of you [personally] put aside something and save it up as he has prospered [in proportion to what he is given], so that no collections will need to be taken after I come.

3 And when I arrive, I will send on those whom you approve {and} authorize with credentials to carry your gift [of charity] to Jerusalem.

4 If it seems worthwhile that I should go too, they will accompany me.

5 After passing through Macedonia, I will visit you, for I intend [only] to pass through Macedonia;

6 But it may be that I will stay with you [for a while], perhaps even spend the winter, so that you may bring me forward [on my journey] to wherever I may go.

7 For I am unwilling to see you right now [just] in passing, but I hope later to remain for some time with you, if the Lord permits.

8 I will remain in Ephesus [however] until Pentecost,

9 For a wide door of opportunity for effectual [service] has opened to me [there, a great and promising one], and [there are] many adversaries.

10 When Timothy arrives, see to it that [you put him at ease, so that] he may be fearless among you, for he is [devotedly] doing the Lord's work, just as I am.

11 So [see to it that] no one despises him {or} treats him as if he were of no account {or} slights him. But send him off [cordially, speed him on his way] in peace, that he may come to me, for I am expecting him [to come along] with the other brethren.

12 As for our brother Apollos, I have urgently encouraged him to visit you with the other brethren, but it was not at all his will {or} God's will that he should go now. He will come when he has opportunity.

13 Be alert {and} on your guard; stand firm in your faith (your conviction respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, keeping the trust and holy fervor born of faith and a part of it). Act like men {and} be courageous; grow in strength!

14 Let everything you do be done in love (true love to God and man as inspired by God's love for us).

15 Now, brethren, you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts {and} our firstfruits in Achaia (most of Greece), and how they have consecrated {and} devoted themselves to the service of the saints (God's people).

16 I urge you to pay all deference to such leaders {and} to enlist under them {and} be subject to them, as well as to everyone who joins {and} cooperates [with you] {and} labors earnestly.

17 I am happy because Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus have come [to me], for they have made up for your absence.

18 For they gave me respite from labor {and} rested me {and} refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Deeply appreciate {and} thoroughly know {and} fully recognize such men.

19 The churches of Asia send greetings {and} best wishes. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church [that meets] in their house, send you their hearty greetings in the Lord.

20 All the brethren wish to be remembered to you {and} wish you well. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 I, Paul, [add this final] greeting with my own hand.

22 If anyone does not love the Lord [does not have a friendly affection for Him and is not kindly disposed toward Him], he shall be accursed! Our Lord will come! (Maranatha!)

23 The grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of our Lord Jesus {Christ} be with you.

24 My love (that true love growing out of sincere devotion to God) be with you all in Christ Jesus. {Amen (so be it).}

Basic Bible

1 Corinthians 15

1 Now I am going to make clear to you, my brothers, what the good news was which I gave to you, and which you took, and on which your faith is based,

2 By which you have salvation; that is to say, the form in which it was given to you, if it is fixed in your minds, and if your faith in it is not without effect.

3 For I gave to you first of all what was handed down to me, how Christ underwent death for our sins, as it says in the Writings;

4 And he was put in the place of the dead; and on the third day he came back from the dead, as it says in the Writings;

5 And he was seen by Cephas; then by the twelve;

6 Then by more than five hundred brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, but some are sleeping;

7 Then he was seen by James; then by all the Apostles.

8 And last of all, as by one whose birth was out of the right time, he was seen by me.

9 For I am the least of the Apostles, having no right to be named an Apostle, because of my cruel attacks on the church of God.

10 But by the grace of God, I am what I am: and his grace which was given to me has not been for nothing; for I did more work than all of them; though not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

11 If then it is I who am the preacher, or they, this is our word, and to this you have given your faith.

12 Now if the good news says that Christ came back from the dead, how do some of you say that there is no coming back from the dead?

13 But if there is no coming back from the dead, then Christ has not come back from the dead:

14 And if Christ did not come again from the dead, then our good news and your faith in it are of no effect.

15 Yes, and we are seen to be false witnesses of God; because we gave witness of God that by his power Christ came again from the dead: which is not true if there is no coming back from the dead.

16 For if it is not possible for the dead to come to life again, then Christ has not come to life again:

17 And if that is so, your faith is of no effect; you are still in your sins.

18 And, in addition, the dead in Christ have gone to destruction.

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

20 But now Christ has truly come back from the dead, the first-fruits of those who are sleeping.

21 For as by man came death, so by man there is a coming back from the dead.

22 For as in Adam death comes to all, so in Christ will all come back to life.

23 But every man in his right order: Christ the first-fruits; then those who are Christ's at his coming.

24 Then comes the end, when he will give up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he will have put an end to all rule and to all authority and power.

25 For his rule will go on till he has put all those who are against him under his feet.

26 The last power to come to an end is death.

27 For, as it says, He has put all things under his feet. But when he says, All things are put under him, it is clear that it is not said about him who put all things under him.

28 And when all things have been put under him, then will the Son himself be under him who put all things under him, so that God may be all in all.

29 Again, what will they do who are given baptism for the dead? if the dead do not come back at all, why are people given baptism for them?

30 And why are we in danger every hour?

31 Yes, truly, by your pride in me, my brothers in Christ Jesus our Lord, my life is one long death.

32 If, after the way of men, I was fighting with beasts at Ephesus, what profit is it to me? If the dead do not come to life again, let us take our pleasure in feasting, for tomorrow we come to an end.

33 Do not be tricked by false words: evil company does damage to good behaviour.

34 Be awake to righteousness and keep yourselves from sin; for some have no knowledge of God: I say this to put you to shame.

35 But someone will say, How do the dead come back? and with what sort of body do they come?

36 Foolish man, it is necessary for the seed which you put into the earth to undergo death in order that it may come to life again:

37 And when you put it into the earth, you do not put in the body which it will be, but only the seed, of grain or some other sort of plant;

38 But God gives it a body, as it is pleasing to him, and to every seed its special body.

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

40 And there are bodies of heaven and bodies of earth, but the glory of the one is different from that of the other.

41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for the glory of one star is different from that of another.

42 So is it with the coming back from the dead. It is planted in death; it comes again in life:

43 It is planted in shame; it comes again in glory: feeble when it is planted, it comes again in power:

44 It is planted a natural body; it comes again as a body of the spirit. If there is a natural body, there is equally a body of the spirit.

45 And so it is said, The first man Adam was a living soul. The last Adam is a life-giving spirit.

46 But that which is natural comes before that which is of the spirit.

47 The first man is from the earth, and of the earth: the second man is from heaven.

48 Those who are of the earth are like the man who was from the earth: and those who are of heaven are like the one from heaven.

49 And in the same way as we have taken on us the image of the man from the earth, so we will take on us the image of the one from heaven.

50 Now I say this, my brothers, that it is not possible for flesh and blood to have a part in the kingdom of God; and death may not have a part in life.

51 See, I am giving you the revelation of a secret: we will not all come to the sleep of death, but we will all be changed.

52 In a second, in the shutting of an eye, at the sound of the last horn: for at that sound the dead will come again, free for ever from the power of death, and we will be changed.

53 For this body which comes to destruction will be made free from the power of death, and the man who is under the power of death will put on eternal life.

54 But when this has taken place, then that which was said in the Writings will come true, Death is overcome by life.

55 O death, where is your power? O death, where are your pains?

56 The pain of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law:

57 But praise be to God who gives us strength to overcome through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 For this cause, my dear brothers, be strong in purpose and unmoved, ever giving yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you are certain that your work is not without effect in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Now about the giving of money for the saints, as I gave orders to the churches of Galatia, so do you.

2 On the first day of the week, let every one of you put by him in store, in measure as he has done well in business, so that it may not be necessary to get money together when I come.

3 And when I come, I will send the men of your selection with letters to take the money you have got together to Jerusalem.

4 And if it is possible for me to go there, they will go with me.

5 But I will come to you after I have gone through Macedonia, for that is my purpose;

6 But I may be with you for a time, or even for the winter, so that you may see me on my way, wherever I go.

7 For it is not my desire to see you now, on my way; because it is my hope to be with you for some time, if that is the Lord's pleasure.

8 But I will be at Ephesus till Pentecost;

9 For a great and important door there is open to me, and there are a number of people against me.

10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without fear; because he is doing the Lord's work, even as I am:

11 See then that he has the honour which is right. But send him on his way in peace, so that he may come to me: for I am looking for him with the brothers.

12 But as for Apollos, the brother, I had a great desire for him to come to you with the brothers, but it was not his pleasure to come now; but he will come when he has a chance.

13 Be on the watch, unmoved in the faith, and be strong like men.

14 Let all you do be done in love.

15 Now I make my request to you, my brothers, for you have knowledge that the house of Stephanas is the first-fruits of Achaia, and that they have made themselves the servants of the saints,

16 That you put yourselves under such, and under everyone who is helping the Lord's work.

17 And I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for they have done what was needed to make your work complete.

18 For they gave comfort to my spirit and to yours: for which cause give respect to such people.

19 The churches of Asia send their love to you. So do Aquila and Prisca, with the church which is in their house.

20 All the brothers send their love to you. Give one another a holy kiss.

21 I, Paul, send you these words of love in my writing.

22 If any man has not love for the Lord, let him be cursed. Maran atha (our Lord comes).

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. So be it.

Darby

1 Corinthians 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.)

29 Since what shall the baptised for the dead do if [those that are] dead rise not at all? why also are they baptised for them?

30 Why do *we* also endanger ourselves every hour?

31 Daily I die, by your boasting which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord.

32 If, [to speak] after the manner of man, I have fought with beasts in Ephesus, what is the profit to me if [those that are] dead do not rise? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.

33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

34 Awake up righteously, and sin not; for some are ignorant of God: I speak to you as a matter of shame.

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

36 Fool; what *thou* sowest is not quickened unless it die.

37 And what thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be, but a bare grain: it may be of wheat, or some one of the rest:

38 and God gives to it a body as he has pleased, and to each of the seeds its own body.

39 Every flesh [is] not the same flesh, but one [is] of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another [flesh] of birds, and another of fishes.

40 And [there are] heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies: but different is the glory of the heavenly, different that of the earthly:

41 one [the] sun's glory, and another [the] moon's glory, and another [the] stars' glory; for star differs from star in glory.

42 Thus also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruptibility.

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: if there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual [one].

45 Thus also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul; the last Adam a quickening spirit.

46 But that which is spiritual [was] not first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual:

47 the first man out of [the] earth, made of dust; the second man, out of heaven.

48 Such as he made of dust, such also those made of dust; and such as the heavenly [one], such also the heavenly [ones].

49 And as we have borne the image of the [one] made of dust, we shall bear also the image of the heavenly [one].

50 But this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God's kingdom, nor does corruption inherit incorruptibility.

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 in an instant, in [the] twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and *we* shall be changed.

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

54 But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruptibility, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the word written: Death has been swallowed up in victory.

55 Where, O death, [is] thy sting? where, O death, thy victory?

56 Now the sting of death [is] sin, and the power of sin the law;

57 but thanks to God, who gives us the victory by our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 So then, my beloved brethren, be firm, immovable, abounding always in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in [the] Lord.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the assemblies of Galatia, so do *ye* do also.

2 On [the] first of [the] week let each of you put by at home, laying up [in] whatever [degree] he may have prospered, that there may be no collections when I come.

3 And when I am arrived, whomsoever ye shall approve, these I will send with letters to carry your bounty to Jerusalem:

4 and if it be suitable that *I* also should go, they shall go with me.

5 But I will come to you when I shall have gone through Macedonia; for I do go through Macedonia.

6 But perhaps I will stay with you, or even winter with you, that *ye* may set me forward wheresoever I may go.

7 For I will not see you now in passing, for I hope to remain a certain time with you, if the Lord permit.

8 But I remain in Ephesus until Pentecost.

9 For a great door is opened to me and an effectual [one], and [the] adversaries many.

10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear; for he works the work of the Lord, even as I.

11 Let not therefore any one despise him; but set him forward in peace, that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brethren.

12 Now concerning the brother Apollos, I begged him much that he would go to you with the brethren; but it was not at all [his] will to go now; but he will come when he shall have good opportunity.

13 Be vigilant; stand fast in the faith; quit yourselves like men; be strong.

14 Let all things ye do be done in love.

15 But I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first-fruits of Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the saints for service,)

16 that *ye* should also be subject to such, and to every one joined in the work and labouring.

17 But I rejoice in the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus; because *they* have supplied what was lacking on your part.

18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: own therefore such.

19 The assemblies of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla, with the assembly in their house, salute you much in [the] Lord.

20 All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

21 The salutation of [me] Paul with my own hand.

22 If any one love not the Lord [Jesus Christ] let him be Anathema Maranatha.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

24 My love [be] with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

King James Version

1 Corinthians 15

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;

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

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

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.

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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:

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.

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.

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

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.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.

5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.

6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.

7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

12 As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.

13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

14 Let all your things be done with charity.

15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)

16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.

17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.

18 For they have refreshed my spirit and your's: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.

21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Latin Vulgate

1 Corinthians 15

1 notum autem vobis facio fratres evangelium quod praedicavi vobis quod et accepistis in quo et statis

2 per quod et salvamini qua ratione praedicaverim vobis si tenetis nisi si frustra credidistis

3 tradidi enim vobis in primis quod et accepi quoniam Christus mortuus est pro peccatis nostris secundum scripturas

4 et quia sepultus est et quia resurrexit tertia die secundum scripturas

5 et quia visus est Cephae et post haec undecim

6 deinde visus est plus quam quingentis fratribus simul ex quibus multi manent usque adhuc quidam autem dormierunt

7 deinde visus est Iacobo deinde apostolis omnibus

8 novissime autem omnium tamquam abortivo visus est et mihi

9 ego enim sum minimus apostolorum qui non sum dignus vocari apostolus quoniam persecutus sum ecclesiam Dei

10 gratia autem Dei sum id quod sum et gratia eius in me vacua non fuit sed abundantius illis omnibus laboravi non ego autem sed gratia Dei mecum

11 sive enim ego sive illi sic praedicamus et sic credidistis

12 si autem Christus praedicatur quod resurrexit a mortuis quomodo quidam dicunt in vobis quoniam resurrectio mortuorum non est

13 si autem resurrectio mortuorum non est neque Christus resurrexit

14 si autem Christus non resurrexit inanis est ergo praedicatio nostra inanis est et fides vestra

15 invenimur autem et falsi testes Dei quoniam testimonium diximus adversus Deum quod suscitaverit Christum quem non suscitavit si mortui non resurgunt

16 nam si mortui non resurgunt neque Christus resurrexit

17 quod si Christus non resurrexit vana est fides vestra adhuc enim estis in peccatis vestris

18 ergo et qui dormierunt in Christo perierunt

19 si in hac vita tantum in Christo sperantes sumus miserabiliores sumus omnibus hominibus

20 nunc autem Christus resurrexit a mortuis primitiae dormientium

21 quoniam enim per hominem mors et per hominem resurrectio mortuorum

22 et sicut in Adam omnes moriuntur ita et in Christo omnes vivificabuntur

23 unusquisque autem in suo ordine primitiae Christus deinde hii qui sunt Christi in adventu eius

24 deinde finis cum tradiderit regnum Deo et Patri cum evacuaverit omnem principatum et potestatem et virtutem

25 oportet autem illum regnare donec ponat omnes inimicos sub pedibus eius

26 novissima autem inimica destruetur mors omnia enim subiecit sub pedibus eius cum autem dicat

27 omnia subiecta sunt sine dubio praeter eum qui subiecit ei omnia

28 cum autem subiecta fuerint illi omnia tunc ipse Filius subiectus erit illi qui sibi subiecit omnia ut sit Deus omnia in omnibus

29 alioquin quid facient qui baptizantur pro mortuis si omnino mortui non resurgunt ut quid et baptizantur pro illis

30 ut quid et nos periclitamur omni hora

31 cotidie morior per vestram gloriam fratres quam habeo in Christo Iesu Domino nostro

32 si secundum hominem ad bestias pugnavi Ephesi quid mihi prodest si mortui non resurgunt manducemus et bibamus cras enim moriemur

33 nolite seduci corrumpunt mores bonos conloquia mala

34 evigilate iuste et nolite peccare ignorantiam enim Dei quidam habent ad reverentiam vobis loquor

35 sed dicet aliquis quomodo resurgunt mortui quali autem corpore veniunt

36 insipiens tu quod seminas non vivificatur nisi prius moriatur

37 et quod seminas non corpus quod futurum est seminas sed nudum granum ut puta tritici aut alicuius ceterorum

38 Deus autem dat illi corpus sicut voluit et unicuique seminum proprium corpus

39 non omnis caro eadem caro sed alia hominum alia pecorum alia caro volucrum alia autem piscium

40 et corpora caelestia et corpora terrestria sed alia quidem caelestium gloria alia autem terrestrium

41 alia claritas solis alia claritas lunae et alia claritas stellarum stella enim ab stella differt in claritate

42 sic et resurrectio mortuorum seminatur in corruptione surgit in incorruptione

43 seminatur in ignobilitate surgit in gloria seminatur in infirmitate surgit in virtute

44 seminatur corpus animale surgit corpus spiritale si est corpus animale est et spiritale sic et scriptum est

45 factus est primus homo Adam in animam viventem novissimus Adam in spiritum vivificantem

46 sed non prius quod spiritale est sed quod animale est deinde quod spiritale

47 primus homo de terra terrenus secundus homo de caelo caelestis

48 qualis terrenus tales et terreni et qualis caelestis tales et caelestes

49 igitur sicut portavimus imaginem terreni portemus et imaginem caelestis

50 hoc autem dico fratres quoniam caro et sanguis regnum Dei possidere non possunt neque corruptio incorruptelam possidebit

51 ecce mysterium vobis dico omnes quidem resurgemus sed non omnes inmutabimur

52 in momento in ictu oculi in novissima tuba canet enim et mortui resurgent incorrupti et nos inmutabimur

53 oportet enim corruptibile hoc induere incorruptelam et mortale hoc induere inmortalitatem

54 cum autem mortale hoc induerit inmortalitatem tunc fiet sermo qui scriptus est absorta est mors in victoria

55 ubi est mors victoria tua ubi est mors stimulus tuus

56 stimulus autem mortis peccatum est virtus vero peccati lex

57 Deo autem gratias qui dedit nobis victoriam per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum

58 itaque fratres mei dilecti stabiles estote et inmobiles abundantes in opere Domini semper scientes quod labor vester non est inanis in Domino

1 Corinthians 16

1 de collectis autem quae fiunt in sanctos sicut ordinavi ecclesiis Galatiae ita et vos facite

2 per unam sabbati unusquisque vestrum apud se ponat recondens quod ei beneplacuerit ut non cum venero tunc collectae fiant

3 cum autem praesens fuero quos probaveritis per epistulas hos mittam perferre gratiam vestram in Hierusalem

4 quod si dignum fuerit ut et ego eam mecum ibunt

5 veniam autem ad vos cum Macedoniam pertransiero nam Macedoniam pertransibo

6 apud vos autem forsitan manebo vel etiam hiemabo ut vos me deducatis quocumque iero

7 nolo enim vos modo in transitu videre spero enim me aliquantum temporis manere apud vos si Dominus permiserit

8 permanebo autem Ephesi usque ad pentecosten

9 ostium enim mihi apertum est magnum et evidens et adversarii multi

10 si autem venerit Timotheus videte ut sine timore sit apud vos opus enim Domini operatur sicut et ego

11 ne quis ergo illum spernat deducite autem illum in pace ut veniat ad me expecto enim illum cum fratribus

12 de Apollo autem fratre multum rogavi eum ut veniret ad vos cum fratribus et utique non fuit voluntas ut nunc veniret veniet autem cum ei vacuum fuerit

13 vigilate state in fide viriliter agite et confortamini

14 omnia vestra in caritate fiant

15 obsecro autem vos fratres nostis domum Stephanae et Fortunati quoniam sunt primitiae Achaiae et in ministerium sanctorum ordinaverunt se ipsos

16 ut et vos subditi sitis eiusmodi et omni cooperanti et laboranti

17 gaudeo autem in praesentia Stephanae et Fortunati et Achaici quoniam id quod vobis deerat ipsi suppleverunt

18 refecerunt enim et meum spiritum et vestrum cognoscite ergo qui eiusmodi sunt

19 salutant vos ecclesiae Asiae salutant vos in Domino multum Aquila et Prisca cum domestica sua ecclesia

20 salutant vos fratres omnes salutate invicem in osculo sancto

21 salutatio mea manu Pauli

22 si quis non amat Dominum Iesum Christum sit anathema maranatha

23 gratia Domini Iesu vobiscum

24 caritas mea cum omnibus vobis in Christo Iesu amen

Moffatt NT

1 Corinthians 15

1 Now, brothers, I would have you know the gospel I once preached to you, the gospel you received, the gospel in which you have your footing,

2 the gospel by which you are saved -- provided you adhere to my statement of it -- unless indeed your faith was all haphazard.

3 First and foremost, I passed on to you what I had myself received, namely, that Christ died for our sins as the scriptures had said,

4 that he was buried, that he rose on the third day as the scriptures had said,

5 and that he was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve;

6 after that, he was seen by over five hundred brothers all at once, the majority of whom survive to this day, though some have died;

7 after that, he was seen by James, then by all the apostles,

8 and finally he was seen by myself, by this so-called 'abortion' of an apostle.

9 For I am the very least of the apostles, unfit to bear the name of apostle, since I persecuted the church of God.

10 But by God's grace I am what I am. The grace he showed me did not go for nothing; no, I have done far more work than all of them -- though it was not I but God's grace at my side.

11 At any rate, whether I or they have done most, such is what we preach, such is what you believed.

12 Now if wo preach that Christ rose from the dead, how can certain individuals among you assert that 'there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead'?

13 If 'there is no such thing as a resurrection from the dead,' then even Christ did not rise;

14 and if Christ did not rise, then our preaching has gone for nothing, and your faith has gone for nothing too.

15 Besides, we are detected bearing false witness to God by affirming of him that he raised Christ -- whom he did not raise, if after all dead men never rise.

16 For if dead men never rise. Christ did not rise either;

17 and if Christ did not rise, your faith is futile, you are still in your sins.

18 More than that: those who have slept the sleep of death in Christ have perished after all.

19 Ah, if in this life we have nothing but a mere hope in Christ, we are of all men to be pitied most!

20 But it is not so! Christ did rise from the dead, he was the first to be reaped of those who sleep in death.

21 For since death came by man, by man came also resurrection from the dead;

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

23 But each in his own division: -- Christ the first to be reaped; after that, all who belong to Christ, at his arrival.

24 Then comes the end, when he hands over his royal power to God the Father, after putting down all other rulers, all other authorities and powers.

25 For he must reign until all his foes are put under his feet.

26 (Death is the last foe to be put down.)

27 For God has put everything under his feet. When it is said that everything has been put under him, plainly that excludes Him who put everything under him;

28 and when everything is put under him, then the Son himself will be put under Him who put everything under him, so that God may be everything to everyone.

29 Otherwise, if there is no such thing as a resurrection, what is the meaning of people getting baptized on behalf of their dead? If dead men do not rise at all, why do people get baptized on their behalf?

30 Yes, and why am I myself in danger every hour?

31 (Not a day but I am at death's door! I swear it by my pride in you, brothers, through Christ Jesus our Lord.)

32 What would it avail me that, humanly speaking, I 'fought with wild beasts' at Ephesus? If dead men do not rise, let us eat and drink, for we will be dead tomorrow!

33 Make no mistake about this: 'bad company is the ruin of good character.'

34 Get back to your sober senses and avoid sin, for some of you -- and I say this to your shame -- some of you are insensible to God.

35 But, someone will ask, 'How do the dead rise? What kind of body have they when they come?'

36 Foolish man! What you sow never comes to life unless if dies.

37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be; it is a mere grain of wheat, for example, or some other seed.

38 God gives it a body as he pleases, gives each kind of seed a body of its own.

39 Flesh is not all the same; there is human flesh, there is flesh of beasts, flesh of birds, and flesh of fish.

40 There are heavenly bodies and also earthly bodies, but the splendor of the heavenly is one thing and the splendor of the earthly is another.

41 There is a splendor of the sun and a splendor of the moon and a splendor of the stars -- for one star differs from another in splendor.

42 So with the resurrection of the dead: what is sown is mortal, what rises is immortal;

43 sown inglorious, it rises in glory; sown in weakness, it rises in power;

44 sown an animate body, it rises a spiritual body. As there is an animate body, so there is a spiritual body.

45 Thus it is written, 'The first man, Adam, became an animate being, the last Adam a life-giving Spirit';

46 but the animate, not the spiritual, comes first, and only then the spiritual.

47 Man the first is from the earth, material; Man the second is from heaven.

48 As Man the material is, so are the material; as Man the heavenly is, so are the heavenly.

49 Thus, as we have borne the likeness of material Man, so we are to bear the likeness of the heavenly Man.

50 I tell you this, my brothers, flesh and blood cannot inherit the Realm of God, nor can the perishing inherit the imperishable.

51 Here is a secret truth for you: not all of us are to die, but all of us are to be changed --

52 changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet-call. The trumpet will sound, the dead will rise imperishable, and we shall be changed.

53 For this perishing body must be invested with the imperishable, and this mortal body invested with immortality;

54 and when this mortal body has been invested with immortality, then the saying of Scripture will be realized, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?

56 (*)

57 The victory is ours, thank God! He makes it ours by our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Well then, my beloved brothers, hold your ground, immovable; abound in work for the Lord at all times, for you may be sure that in the Lord your labor is never thrown away.

1 Corinthians 16

1 With regard to the collection for the saints, you must carry out the same arrangements as I made for the churches of Galatia.

2 On the first day of the week let each of you put aside a sum from his weekly gains, so that the money may not have to be collected when I come.

3 On my arrival I will furnish credentials for those whom you select, and send them to convey your bounty to Jerusalem;

4 if the sum makes it worth my while to go too, they shall accompany me.

5 I mean to visit you after my tour in Macedonia, for I am going to make a tour through Macedonia.

6 The chances are, I shall spend some time with you, possibly even pass the winter with you, so that you may speed me forward on any journey that lies before me.

7 I do not care about seeing you at this moment merely in the by-going; my hope is to stay among you for some time, with the Lord's permission.

8 I am staying on for the present at Ephesus till Pentecost,

9 for I have wide opportunities here for active service -- and there are many to thwart me.

10 If Timotheus arrives, see that you make him feel quite at home with you; he carries on the work of the Lord as I do.

11 So let no one disparage him. When he leaves to rejoin me, speed him cordially on his journey, for I am expecting him along with the other brothers.

12 As for our brother Apollos, I urged him to accompany the other brothers on a visit to you; he will come as soon as he has time, but for the present it is not the will of God that he should visit you.

13 Watch, stand firm in the faith, play the man, be strong!

14 Let all you do be done in love.

15 I ask this favor of you, my brothers. The household of Stephanas, you know, was the first to be reaped in Achaia, and they have laid themselves out to serve the saints.

16 Well, I want you to put yourselves under people like that, under everyone who sets his hand to the work.

17 I am glad that Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus have arrived, for they have made up for your absence.

18 They refresh my spirit as they do your own. You should appreciate men like that.

19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Prisca, with the church that meets in their house, salute you warmly in the Lord.

20 All the brotherhood salutes you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

21 I Paul write this salutation with my own hand.

22 'If anyone has no love for the Lord, God's curse be on him! Maran atha!

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus.' [Amen.]

NASB 1977

1 Corinthians 15

1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,

2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;

7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles;

8 and last of all, as it were to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit 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 did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

11 Whether then {it was} I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;

14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.

15 Moreover we are even found {to be} false witnesses of God, because we witnessed against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.

16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;

17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.

18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.

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

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

23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming,

24 then {comes} the end, when He delivers up the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.

25 For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.

26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death.

27 For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. But when He says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him.

28 And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, that God may be all in all.

29 Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?

30 Why are we also in danger every hour?

31 I protest, brethren, by the boasting in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

32 If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE.

33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."

34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak {this} to your shame.

35 But someone will say, "How are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?"

36 You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies;

37 and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of something else.

38 But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.

39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one {flesh} of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish.

40 There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the {glory} of the earthly is another.

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

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable {body}, it is raised an imperishable {body;}

43 it is sown in dishonor, 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. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual {body.}

45 So also it is written, "The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL." The last Adam {became} a life-giving spirit.

46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.

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

48 As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly.

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

50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

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

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.

55 "O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?"

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;

57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not {in} vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.

2 On the first day of every week let each one of you put aside and save, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come.

3 And when I arrive, whomever you may approve, I shall send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;

4 and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.

5 But I shall come to you after I go through Macedonia, for I am going through Macedonia;

6 and perhaps I shall stay with you, or even spend the winter, that you may send me on my way wherever I may go.

7 For I do not wish to see you now {just} in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits.

8 But I shall remain in Ephesus until Pentecost;

9 for a wide door for effective {service} has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without cause to be afraid; for he is doing the Lord's work, as I also am.

11 Let no one therefore despise him. But send him on his way in peace, so that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brethren.

12 But concerning Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all {his} desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.

13 Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

14 Let all that you do be done in love.

15 Now I urge you, brethren (you know the household of Stephanas, that they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for ministry to the saints),

16 that you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.

17 And I rejoice over the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus; because they have supplied what was lacking on your part.

18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

20 All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 The greeting is in my own hand--Paul.

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Maranatha.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

NASB 1995

1 Corinthians 15

1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,

2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;

7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles;

8 and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, and not fit 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 did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

11 Whether then {it was} I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;

14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.

15 Moreover we are even found {to be} false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.

16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;

17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.

18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.

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

22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming,

24 then {comes} the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.

25 For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.

26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death.

27 For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. But when He says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him.

28 When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.

29 Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?

30 Why are we also in danger every hour?

31 I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

32 If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE.

33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."

34 Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak {this} to your shame.

35 But someone will say, "How are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?"

36 You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies;

37 and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of something else.

38 But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.

39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one {flesh} of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish.

40 There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the {glory} of the earthly is another.

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

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable {body,} it is raised an imperishable {body;}

43 it is sown in dishonor, 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. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual {body.}

45 So also it is written, "The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL." The last Adam {became} a life-giving spirit.

46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.

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

48 As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly.

49 Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.

50 Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.

55 "O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?"

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;

57 but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not {in} vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches of Galatia, so do you also.

2 On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.

3 When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;

4 and if it is fitting for me to go also, they will go with me.

5 But I will come to you after I go through Macedonia, for I am going through Macedonia;

6 and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way wherever I may go.

7 For I do not wish to see you now {just} in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits.

8 But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost;

9 for a wide door for effective {service} has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without cause to be afraid, for he is doing the Lord's work, as I also am.

11 So let no one despise him. But send him on his way in peace, so that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brethren.

12 But concerning Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all {his} desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.

13 Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

14 Let all that you do be done in love.

15 Now I urge you, brethren (you know the household of Stephanas, that they were the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves for ministry to the saints),

16 that you also be in subjection to such men and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.

17 I rejoice over the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have supplied what was lacking on your part.

18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

20 All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 The greeting is in my own hand--Paul.

22 If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

NET Bible

1 Corinthians 15

1 Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand,

2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you – unless you believed in vain.

3 For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received – that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,

4 and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures,

5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.

7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.

8 Last of all, as though to one born at the wrong time, he appeared to me also.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy 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 to me has not been in vain. In fact, I worked harder than all of them – yet not I, but the grace of God with me.

11 Whether then it was I or they, this is the way we preach and this is the way you believed.

12 Now if Christ is being preached as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead?

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

14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is futile and your faith is empty.

15 Also, we are found to be false witnesses about God, because we have testified against God that he raised Christ from the dead, when in reality he did not raise him, if indeed the dead are not raised.

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

17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins.

18 Furthermore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished.

19 For if only in this life we have hope in Christ, we should be pitied more than anyone.

20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

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

22 For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

23 But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to him.

24 Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when he has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power.

25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

26 The last enemy to be eliminated is death.

27 For he has put everything in subjection under his feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the one who put everything in subjection to him.

28 And when all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the one who subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.

29 Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, then why are they baptized for them?

30 Why too are we in danger every hour?

31 Every day I am in danger of death! This is as sure as my boasting in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord.

32 If from a human point of view I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what did it benefit me? If the dead are not raised, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

34 Sober up as you should, and stop sinning! For some have no knowledge of God – I say this to your shame!

35 But someone will say, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?”

36 Fool! What you sow will not come to life unless it dies.

37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare seed – perhaps of wheat or something else.

38 But God gives it a body just as he planned, and to each of the seeds a body of its own.

39 All flesh is not the same: People have one flesh, animals have another, birds and fish another.

40 And there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. The glory of the heavenly body is one sort and the earthly another.

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

42 It is the same with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable.

43 It is sown in dishonor, 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. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

45 So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living person”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

46 However, the spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and then the spiritual.

47 The first man is from the earth, made of dust; the second man is from heaven.

48 Like the one made of dust, so too are those made of dust, and like the one from heaven, so too those who are heavenly.

49 And just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, let us also bear the image of the man of heaven.

50 Now this is what I am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

51 Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed –

52 in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.

54 Now when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will happen, “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

58 So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16

1 With regard to the collection for the saints, please follow the directions that I gave to the churches of Galatia:

2 On the first day of the week, each of you should set aside some income and save it to the extent that God has blessed you, so that a collection will not have to be made when I come.

3 Then, when I arrive, I will send those whom you approve with letters of explanation to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

4 And if it seems advisable that I should go also, they will go with me.

5 But I will come to you after I have gone through Macedonia – for I will be going through Macedonia –

6 and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you can send me on my journey, wherever I go.

7 For I do not want to see you now in passing, since I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.

8 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,

9 because a door of great opportunity stands wide open for me, but there are many opponents.

10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear among you, for he is doing the Lord’s work, as I am too.

11 So then, let no one treat him with contempt. But send him on his way in peace so that he may come to me. For I am expecting him with the brothers.

12 With regard to our brother Apollos: I strongly encouraged him to visit you with the other brothers, but it was simply not his intention to come now. He will come when he has the opportunity.

13 Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong.

14 Everything you do should be done in love.

15 Now, brothers and sisters, you know about the household of Stephanus, that as the first converts of Achaia, they devoted themselves to ministry for the saints. I urge you

16 also to submit to people like this, and to everyone who cooperates in the work and labors hard.

17 I was glad about the arrival of Stephanus, Fortunatus, and Achaicus because they have supplied the fellowship with you that I lacked.

18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours. So then, recognize people like this.

19 The churches in the province of Asia send greetings to you. Aquila and Prisca greet you warmly in the Lord, with the church that meets in their house.

20 All the brothers and sisters send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 I, Paul, send this greeting with my own hand.

22 Let anyone who has no love for the Lord be accursed. Our Lord, come!

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

24 My love be with all of you in Christ Jesus.

New International Version

1 Corinthians 15

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 this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

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 according to the Scriptures,

5 and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.

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,

8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

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 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, 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.

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.

19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.

20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

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 in Christ all will be made alive.

23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.

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.

26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

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 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 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 And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour?

31 I die every day--I mean that, brothers--just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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 misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."

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.

35 But someone may ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?"

36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else.

38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.

39 All flesh is not the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another.

40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.

41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;

43 it is sown in dishonor, 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. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

45 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being" ; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.

47 The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.

48 As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.

49 And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.

50 I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed--

52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."

55 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Now about the collection for God's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.

2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.

3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem.

4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.

5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you--for I will be going through Macedonia.

6 Perhaps I will stay with you awhile, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go.

7 I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.

8 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,

9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.

10 If Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord, just as I am.

11 No one, then, should refuse to accept him. Send him on his way in peace so that he may return to me. I am expecting him along with the brothers.

12 Now about our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to go to you with the brothers. He was quite unwilling to go now, but he will go when he has the opportunity.

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.

14 Do everything in love.

15 You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints. I urge you, brothers,

16 to submit to such as these and to everyone who joins in the work, and labors at it.

17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.

18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.

19 The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house.

20 All the brothers here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.

22 If anyone does not love the Lord--a curse be on him. Come, O Lord !

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.

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1 Corinthians 15

1 Now I would remind you, brethren, in what terms I preached to you the gospel, which you received, in which you stand,

2 by which you are saved, if you hold it fast--unless you 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,

4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures,

5 and that he appeared to Cephas, 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.

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.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, unfit 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.

11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so 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?

13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised;

14 if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.

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.

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

17 If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.

18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

19 If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied.

20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits 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.

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

23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.

24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.

25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

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.

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.

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?

30 Why am I in peril every hour?

31 I protest, brethren, by my pride in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!

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."

33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."

34 Come to your right mind, and sin no more. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

35 But some one will ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?"

36 You foolish man! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

37 And what you sow is not the body which is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.

38 But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.

39 For not all flesh is alike, but there is one kind for men, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.

40 There are celestial bodies and there are terrestrial bodies; 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 star differs from star in glory.

42 So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable.

43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.

44 It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body.

45 Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

46 But it is not the spiritual which is first but the physical, and then the spiritual.

47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.

48 As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven.

49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.

50 I tell you this, brethren: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

51 Lo! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

53 For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable, and this mortal nature must put on immortality.

54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."

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

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

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

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Now concerning the contribution for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do.

2 On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that contributions need not be made when I come.

3 And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

4 If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me.

5 I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia,

6 and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter, so that you may speed me on my journey, wherever I go.

7 For I do not want to see you now just in passing; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.

8 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,

9 for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

10 When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am.

11 So let no one despise him. Speed him on his way in peace, that he may return to me; for I am expecting him with the brethren.

12 As for our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with the other brethren, but it was not at all his will to come now. He will come when he has opportunity.

13 Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.

14 Let all that you do be done in love.

15 Now, brethren, you know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the saints;

16 I urge you to be subject to such men and to every fellow worker and laborer.

17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus, because they have made up for your absence;

18 for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such men.

19 The churches of Asia send greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.

20 All the brethren send greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.

22 If any one has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Spanish LBLA

1 Corinthians 15

1 Ahora os hago saber, hermanos, el evangelio que os prediqué, el cual también recibisteis, en el cual también estáis firmes,

2 por el cual también sois salvos, si retenéis la palabra que os prediqué, a no ser que hayáis creído en vano.

3 Porque yo os entregué en primer lugar lo mismo que recibí: que Cristo murió por nuestros pecados, conforme a las Escrituras;

4 que fue sepultado y que resucitó al tercer día, conforme a las Escrituras;

5 que se apareció a Cefas y después a los doce;

6 luego se apareció a más de quinientos hermanos a la vez, la mayoría de los cuales viven aún, pero algunos ya duermen;

7 después se apareció a Jacobo [O, {Santiago}], luego a todos los apóstoles,

8 y al último de todos, como a uno nacido fuera de tiempo, se me apareció también a mí.

9 Porque yo soy el más insignificante de los apóstoles, que no soy digno de ser llamado apóstol, pues perseguí a la iglesia de Dios.

10 Pero por la gracia de Dios soy lo que soy, y su gracia para conmigo no resultó vana; antes bien he trabajado mucho más que todos ellos, aunque no yo, sino la gracia de Dios en mí.

11 Sin embargo, {haya sido} yo o ellos, así predicamos y así creísteis.

12 Ahora bien, si se predica que Cristo ha resucitado de entre los muertos, ¿cómo dicen algunos entre vosotros que no hay resurrección de muertos?

13 Y si no hay resurrección de muertos, {entonces} ni siquiera Cristo ha resucitado;

14 y si Cristo no ha resucitado, vana es entonces nuestra predicación, y vana también vuestra fe.

15 Aún más, somos hallados testigos falsos de Dios, porque hemos testificado contra Dios que El resucitó a Cristo, a quien no resucitó, si en verdad los muertos no resucitan.

16 Pues si los muertos no resucitan, {entonces} ni siquiera Cristo ha resucitado;

17 y si Cristo no ha resucitado, vuestra fe es falsa; todavía estáis en vuestros pecados.

18 Entonces también los que han dormido en Cristo han perecido.

19 Si hemos esperado en Cristo para esta vida solamente, somos, de todos los hombres, los más dignos de lástima.

20 Mas ahora Cristo ha resucitado de entre los muertos, primicias de los que durmieron.

21 Porque ya que la muerte {entró} por un hombre, también por un hombre {vino} la resurrección de los muertos.

22 Porque así como en Adán todos mueren, también en Cristo todos serán vivificados.

23 Pero cada uno en su debido orden: Cristo, las primicias; luego los que son de Cristo en su venida;

24 entonces {vendrá} el fin, cuando El entregue el reino al Dios y Padre, después que haya abolido todo dominio y toda autoridad y poder.

25 Pues Cristo debe reinar hasta que haya puesto a todos sus enemigos debajo de sus pies.

26 {Y} el último enemigo que será abolido es la muerte.

27 Porque DIOS HA PUESTO TODO EN SUJECION BAJO SUS PIES. Pero cuando dice que todas las cosas {le} están sujetas, es evidente que se exceptúa a aquel que ha sometido a El todas las cosas.

28 Y cuando todo haya sido sometido a El, entonces también el Hijo mismo se sujetará a aquel que sujetó a El todas las cosas, para que Dios sea todo en todos.

29 De no ser así, ¿qué harán los que se bautizan por los muertos? Si de ninguna manera los muertos resucitan, ¿por qué, entonces, se bautizan por ellos?

30 {Y} también, ¿por qué estamos en peligro a toda hora?

31 Os aseguro, hermanos, por la satisfacción que siento por vosotros en Cristo Jesús nuestro Señor, que cada día estoy en peligro de muerte [Lit., {muero diariamente}].

32 Si por motivos humanos luché contra fieras en Efeso, ¿de qué me aprovecha? Si los muertos no resucitan, COMAMOS Y BEBAMOS, QUE MAÑANA MORIREMOS.

33 No os dejéis engañar: "Las malas compañías corrompen las buenas costumbres."

34 Sed sobrios, como conviene, y dejad de pecar; porque algunos no tienen conocimiento de Dios. Para vergüenza vuestra {lo} digo.

35 Pero alguno dirá: ¿Cómo resucitan los muertos? ¿Y con qué clase de cuerpo vienen?

36 ¡Necio! Lo que tú siembras no llega a tener vida si antes no muere;

37 y lo que siembras, no siembras el cuerpo que nacerá, sino el grano desnudo, quizás de trigo o de alguna otra especie.

38 Pero Dios le da un cuerpo como El quiso, y a cada semilla su propio cuerpo.

39 No toda carne es la misma carne, sino que una es {la} de los hombres, otra la de las bestias, otra la de las aves y otra {la} de los peces.

40 Hay, asimismo, cuerpos celestiales y cuerpos terrestres, pero la gloria del celestial es una, y la del terrestre es otra.

41 Hay una gloria del sol, y otra gloria de la luna, y otra gloria de las estrellas; pues {una} estrella es distinta de {otra} estrella en gloria.

42 Así es también la resurrección de los muertos. Se siembra un {cuerpo} corruptible, se resucita un {cuerpo} incorruptible;

43 se siembra en deshonra, se resucita en gloria; se siembra en debilidad, se resucita en poder;

44 se siembra un cuerpo natural, se resucita un cuerpo espiritual. Si hay un cuerpo natural, hay también un {cuerpo} espiritual.

45 Así también está escrito: El primer HOMBRE, Adán, FUE HECHO ALMA VIVIENTE. El último Adán, espíritu que da vida.

46 Sin embargo, el espiritual no es primero, sino el natural; luego el espiritual.

47 El primer hombre es de la tierra, terrenal; el segundo hombre es del cielo.

48 Como es el terrenal, así son también los que son terrenales; y como es el celestial, así son también los que son celestiales.

49 Y tal como hemos traído la imagen del terrenal, traeremos también la imagen del celestial.

50 Y esto digo, hermanos: que la carne y la sangre no pueden heredar el reino de Dios; ni lo que se corrompe hereda lo incorruptible.

51 He aquí, os digo un misterio: no todos dormiremos, pero todos seremos transformados

52 en un momento, en un abrir y cerrar de ojos, a la trompeta final; pues la trompeta sonará y los muertos resucitarán incorruptibles, y nosotros seremos transformados.

53 Porque es necesario que esto corruptible se vista de incorrupción, y esto mortal se vista de inmortalidad.

54 Pero cuando esto corruptible se haya vestido de incorrupción, y esto mortal se haya vestido de inmortalidad, entonces se cumplirá la palabra que está escrita: DEVORADA HA SIDO LA MUERTE en victoria.

55 ¿DONDE ESTA, OH MUERTE, TU VICTORIA? ¿DONDE, OH SEPULCRO, TU AGUIJON?

56 El aguijón de la muerte es el pecado, y el poder del pecado es la ley;

57 pero a Dios gracias, que nos da la victoria por medio de nuestro Señor Jesucristo.

58 Por tanto, mis amados hermanos, estad firmes, constantes, abundando siempre en la obra del Señor, sabiendo que vuestro trabajo en el Señor no es {en} vano.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Ahora bien, en cuanto a la ofrenda para los santos, haced vosotros también como instruí a las iglesias de Galacia.

2 Que el primer {día} de la semana, cada uno de vosotros aparte {y} guarde según haya prosperado, para que cuando yo vaya no se recojan entonces ofrendas.

3 Y cuando yo llegue, enviaré con cartas a quienes vosotros hayáis designado, para que lleven vuestra contribución a Jerusalén.

4 Y si es conveniente que yo también vaya, irán conmigo.

5 Iré a vosotros cuando haya pasado por Macedonia (pues voy a pasar por Macedonia),

6 y tal vez me quede con vosotros, o aun pase {allí} el invierno, para que me encaminéis adonde haya de ir.

7 Pues no deseo veros ahora {sólo} de paso, porque espero permanecer con vosotros por algún tiempo, si el Señor {me lo} permite.

8 Pero me quedaré en Efeso hasta Pentecostés;

9 porque se me ha abierto una puerta grande para {el servicio} eficaz, y hay muchos adversarios.

10 Si llega Timoteo, ved que esté con vosotros sin temor, pues él hace la obra del Señor como también yo.

11 Por tanto, nadie lo desprecie. Más bien, enviadlo en paz para que venga a mí, porque lo espero con los hermanos.

12 En cuanto a nuestro hermano Apolos, mucho lo animé a que fuera a vosotros con los hermanos, pero de ninguna manera tuvo el deseo de ir ahora; sin embargo, irá cuando tenga oportunidad.

13 Estad alerta, permaneced firmes en la fe, portaos varonilmente, sed fuertes.

14 Todas vuestras cosas sean hechas con amor.

15 Os exhorto, hermanos ({ya} conocéis a {los de} la casa de Estéfanas, que fueron los primeros convertidos de Acaya, y que se han dedicado al servicio de los santos),

16 que también vosotros estéis en sujeción a los que son como ellos, y a todo el que ayuda en la obra y trabaja.

17 Y me regocijo por la venida de Estéfanas, de Fortunato y de Acaico, pues ellos han suplido lo que faltaba de vuestra parte.

18 Porque ellos han recreado mi espíritu y el vuestro. Por tanto, reconoced a tales personas.

19 Las iglesias de Asia os saludan. Aquila y Priscila, con la iglesia que está en su casa, os saludan muy afectuosamente en el Señor.

20 Todos los hermanos os saludan. Saludaos los unos a los otros con beso santo.

21 Este saludo es de mi puño y letra—Pablo.

22 Si alguno no ama al Señor, que sea anatema [I.e., maldito]. ¡Maranata [Gr., {Marana ta,} que significa: {¡Señor, ven!} O, {Maran ata,} que significa: {¡El Señor viene!}]!

23 La gracia del Señor Jesús {sea} con vosotros.

24 Mi amor {sea} con todos vosotros en Cristo Jesús. Amén.

Transliterated Greek NT

1 Corinthians 15

1 Gnoorizoo de humin, adelfoi, to euangelion ho eueengelisameen humin, ho kai parelabete, en hoo kai hesteekate

2 di hou kai soozesthe, tini logoo eueengelisameen humin ei katechete, ektos ei-mee eikee episteusate.

3 Paredooka gar humin en prootois, ho kai parelabon, hoti Christos apethanen huper toon hamartioon heemoon kata tas grafas

4 kai hoti etafee kai hoti egeegertai tee heemera tee tritee kata tas grafas

5 kai hoti oofthee Keefa eita tois doodeka.

6 Epeita oofthee epanoo pentakosiois adelfois efapax, ex hoon hoi pleiones menousin heoos arti, tines de (*) ekoimeetheesan.

7 Epeita oofthee Iakooboo, eita tois apostolois pasin,

8 eschaton de pantoon hoosperei too ektroomati oofthee kamoi.

9 Egoo gar eimi ho elachistos toon apostoloon hos ouk eimi hikanos kaleisthai apostolos, dioti ediooxa teen ekkleesian tou Theou,

10 chariti de Theou eimi ho eimi, kai hee charis autou hee eis eme ou kenee egeneethee, alla perissoteron autoon pantoon ekopiasa, ouk egoo de alla hee charis tou Theou hee sun emoi.

11 Eite oun egoo eite ekeinoi, houtoos keerussomen kai houtoos episteusate.

12 Ei de Christos keerussetai hoti ek nekroon egeegertai, poos legousin en humin tines hoti anastasis nekroon ouk estin?

13 Ei de anastasis nekroon ouk estin, oude Christos egeegertai.

14 Ei de Christos ouk egeegertai, kenon ara kai to keerugma heemoon, kenee kai hee pistis humoon.

15 Heuriskometha de kai pseudomartures tou Theou, hoti emartureesamen kata tou Theou hoti eegeiren ton Christon, hon ouk eegeiren eiper ara nekroi ouk egeirontai.

16 Ei gar nekroi ouk egeirontai, oude Christos egeegertai.

17 Ei de Christos ouk egeegertai, mataia hee pistis humoon; eti este en tais hamartiais humoon.

18 Ara kai hoi koimeethentes en Christoo apoolonto.

19 Ei en tee zooee tautee en Christoo eelpikotes esmen monon, eleeinoteroi pantoon anthroopoon esmen.

20 Nuni de Christos egeegertai ek nekroon, Aparchee toon kekoimeemenoon. (*)

21 Epeidee gar di anthroopou thanatos, kai di anthroopou anastasis nekroon.

22 Hoosper gar en too Adam pantes apothneeskousin, houtoos kai en too Christoo pantes zooopoieetheesontai.

23 Hekastos de en too idioo tagmati: Aparchee Christos, epeita hoi tou Christou en tee parousia autou,

24 eita to telos, hotan paradidoo teen basileian too Theoo kai Patri, hotan katargeesee pasan archeen kai pasan exousian kai dunamin.

25 Dei gar auton basileuein achri hou thee pantas tous echthrous hupo tous podas autou.

26 Eschatos echthros katargeitai ho thanatos,

27 "panta gar hupetaxen hupo tous podas autou." Hotan de eipee hoti "panta hupotetaktai," deelon hoti ektos tou hupotaxantos autoo ta panta.

28 Hotan de hupotagee autoo ta panta, tote kai (*) autos ho Huios hupotageesetai too hupotaxanti autoo ta panta, hina ee ho Theos ta panta (*) en pasin.

29 Epei ti poieesousin hoi baptizomenoi huper toon nekroon? Ei holoos nekroi ouk egeirontai, ti kai baptizontai huper autoon (*)?

30 Ti kai heemeis kinduneuomen pasan hooran?

31 Kath heemeran apothneeskoo, nee teen humeteran kaucheesin, adelfoi, (*) heen echoo en Christoo Ieesou too Kurioo heemoon.

32 Ei kata anthroopon etheeriomacheesa en Efesoo, ti moi to ofelos? Ei nekroi ouk egeirontai, "Fagoomen kai pioomen, aurion gar apothneeskomen!"

33 Mee planasthe. "Ftheirousin eethee chreesta homiliai kakai."

34 Ekneepsate dikaioos kai mee hamartanete, agnoosian gar Theou tines echousin (pros entropeen humin laloo).

35 Alla erei tis, "Poos egeirontai hoi nekroi? Poioo de soomati erchontai?"

36 Afroon, su ho speireis, ou zooopoieitai ean-mee apothanee,

37 kai ho speireis, ou to sooma to geneesomenon speireis alla gumnon kokkon ei tuchoi sitou ee tinos toon loipoon,

38 ho de Theos didoosin autoo sooma kathoos eetheleesen, kai hekastoo toon spermatoon idion sooma.

39 Ou pasa sarx hee autee sarx alla allee men anthroopoon, allee de sarx kteenoon, allee de sarx pteenoon, allee de ichthuoon.

40 Kai soomata epourania, kai soomata epigeia, alla hetera men hee toon epouranioon doxa, hetera de hee toon epigeioon.

41 Allee doxa heeliou, kai allee doxa seleenees, kai allee doxa asteroon, asteer gar asteros diaferei en doxee.

42 Houtoos kai hee anastasis toon nekroon. Speiretai en fthora, egeiretai en aftharsia.

43 Speiretai en atimia, egeiretai en doxee. Speiretai en astheneia, egeiretai en dunamei.

44 Speiretai sooma psuchikon, egeiretai sooma pneumatikon. Ei (*) estin sooma psuchikon, estin kai (*) pneumatikon.

45 Houtoos kai gegraptai: "Egeneto ho prootos anthroopos Adam eis psucheen zoosan." Ho Eschatos Adam eis pneuma zooopoioun.

46 All ou prooton to pneumatikon alla to psuchikon, epeita to pneumatikon.

47 Ho prootos anthroopos ek gees choikos, ho Deuteros Anthroopos (*) ex ouranou.

48 Hoios ho choikos, toioutoi kai hoi choikoi, kai hoios ho epouranios toioutoi kai hoi epouranioi,

49 kai kathoos eforesamen teen eikona tou choikou, foresomen kai teen eikona tou Epouraniou.

50 Touto de feemi, adelfoi, hoti sarx kai haima basileian Theou kleeronomeesai ou dunatai oude hee fthora teen aftharsian kleeronomei.

51 Idou musteerion humin legoo: Pantes ou koimeetheesometha, pantes de allageesometha,

52 en atomoo, en ripee ofthalmou, en tee eschatee salpingi, salpisei gar kai hoi nekroi egertheesontai afthartoi kai heemeis allageesometha.

53 Dei gar to ftharton touto endusasthai aftharsian kai to thneeton touto endusasthai athanasian.

54 Hotan de to ftharton touto enduseetai aftharsian kai to thneeton touto enduseetai athanasian, tote geneesetai ho logos ho gegrammenos: "Katepothee ho thanatos eis nikos."

55 "Pou sou, thanate, to nikos? Pou sou, thanate, to kentron?" (*)

56 To de kentron tou thanatou hee hamartia, hee de dunamis tees hamartias ho nomos,

57 too de Theoo charis too didonti heemin to nikos dia tou Kuriou heemoon Ieesou Christou!

58 Hooste, adelfoi mou agapeetoi, hedraioi ginesthe, ametakineetoi, perisseuontes en too ergoo tou Kuriou pantote, eidotes hoti ho kopos humoon ouk estin kenos en Kurioo.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Peri de tees logeias tees eis tous hagious hoosper dietaxa tais ekkleesiais tees Galatias, houtoos kai humeis poieesate.

2 Kata mian sabbatou hekastos humoon par heautoo tithetoo theesaurizoon ho-ti ean euodootai, hina-mee hotan elthoo tote logeiai ginoontai.

3 Hotan de paragenoomai, hous ean dokimaseete, di epistoloon toutous pempsoo apenengkein teen charin humoon eis Ierousaleem,

4 ean de axion ee -- tou kame poreuesthai, sun emoi poreusontai.

5 Eleusomai de pros humas hotan Makedonian dielthoo, Makedonian gar dierchomai,

6 pros humas de tuchon paramenoo ee kai paracheimasoo, hina humeis me propempseete hou ean poreuoomai.

7 Ou theloo gar humas arti en parodoo idein, elpizoo gar chronon tina epimeinai pros humas, ean ho Kurios epitrepsee.

8 Epimenoo de en Efesoo heoos tees Penteekostees,

9 thura gar moi aneoogen megalee kai energees, kai antikeimenoi polloi.

10 Ean de elthee Timotheos, blepete, hina afoboos geneetai pros humas, to gar ergon Kuriou ergazetai hoos kagoo.

11 Mee-tis oun auton exoutheneesee. Propempsate de auton en eireenee, hina elthee pros me, ekdechomai gar auton meta toon adelfoon.

12 Peri de Apolloo tou adelfou, polla parekalesa auton, hina elthee pros humas meta toon adelfoon, kai pantoos ouk een theleema hina nun elthee, eleusetai de hotan eukaireesee.

13 Greegoreite. Steekete en tee pistei. Andrizesthe. Krataiousthe.

14 Panta humoon en agapee ginesthoo.

15 Parakaloo de humas, adelfoi, oidate teen oikian Stefana, hoti estin aparchee tees Achaias kai eis diakonian tois hagiois etaxan heautous,

16 hina kai humeis hupotasseesthe tois toioutois kai panti too sunergounti kai kopioonti.

17 Chairoo de epi tee parousia Stefana kai Fortounatou kai Achaikou, hoti to humeteron hustereema houtoi anepleeroosan,

18 anepausan gar to emon pneuma kai to humoon. Epiginooskete oun tous toioutous.

19 Aspazontai humas hai ekkleesiai tees Asias. Aspazetai (*) humas en Kurioo polla Akulas kai Priska (*) sun tee kat oikon autoon ekkleesia.

20 Aspazontai humas hoi adelfoi pantes. Aspasasthe alleelous en fileemati hagioo.

21 Ho aspasmos tee emee cheiri PAULOU.

22 Ei-tis ou filei ton Kurion, (*) eetoo anathema! Marana-tha!

23 Hee charis tou Kuriou Ieesou (*) meth humoon.

24 Hee agapee mou meta pantoon humoon en Christoo Ieesou. (*)

Weymouth

1 Corinthians 15

1 But let me recall to you, brethren, the Good News which I brought you, which you accepted, and on which you are standing,

2 through which also you are obtaining salvation, if you bear in mind the words in which I proclaimed it -- unless indeed your faith has been unreal from the very first.

3 For I repeated to you the all-important fact which also I had been taught, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures;

4 that He was buried; that He rose to life again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

5 and was seen by Peter, and then by the Twelve.

6 Afterwards He was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once, most of whom are still alive, although some of them have now fallen asleep.

7 Afterwards He was seen by James, and then by all the Apostles.

8 And last of all, as to one of untimely birth, He appeared to me also.

9 For I am the least of the Apostles, and am not fit to be called an Apostle -- because I persecuted the Church of God.

10 But what I am I am by the grace of God, and His grace bestowed upon me did not prove ineffectual. But I labored more strenuously than all the rest -- yet it was not I, but God's grace working with me.

11 But whether it is I or they, this is the way we preach and the way that you came to believe.

12 But if Christ is preached as having risen from the dead, how is it that some of you say that there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead?

13 If there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead, then Christ Himself has not risen to life.

14 And if Christ has not risen, it follows that what we preach is a delusion, and that your faith also is a delusion.

15 Nay more, we are actually being discovered to be bearing false witness about God, because we have testified that God raised Christ to life, whom He did not raise, if in reality none of the dead are raised.

16 For if none of the dead are raised to life, then Christ has not risen;

17 and if Christ has not risen, your faith is a vain thing -- you are still in your sins.

18 It follows also that those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

19 If in this present life we have a hope resting on Christ, and nothing more, we are more to be pitied than all the rest of the world.

20 But, in reality, Christ has risen from among the dead, being the first to do so of those who are asleep.

21 For seeing that death came through man, through man comes also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For just as through Adam all die, so also through Christ all will be made alive again.

23 But this will happen to each in the right order -- Christ having been the first to rise, and afterwards Christ's people rising at His return.

24 Later on, comes the End, when He is to surrender the Kingship to God, the Father, when He shall have overthrown all other government and all other authority and power.

25 For He must continue King until He shall have put all His enemies under His feet.

26 The last enemy that is to be overthrown is Death;

27 for He will have put all things in subjection under His feet. And when He shall have declared that "All things are in subjection," it will be with the manifest exception of Him who has reduced them all to subjection to Him.

28 But when the whole universe has been made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also become subject to Him who has made the universe subject to Him, in order that GOD may be all in all.

29 Otherwise what will become of those who got themselves baptized for the dead? If the dead do not rise at all, why are these baptized for them?

30 Why also do we Apostles expose ourselves to danger every hour?

31 I protest, brethren, as surely as I glory over you -- which I may justly do in Christ Jesus our Lord -- that I die day by day.

32 If from merely human motives I have fought with wild beasts in Ephesus, what profit is it to me? If the dead do not rise, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we are to die.

33 Do not deceive yourselves: "Evil companionships corrupt good morals."

34 Wake from this drunken fit; live righteous lives, and cease to sin; for some have no knowledge of God: I speak thus in order to move you to shame.

35 But some one will say, "How can the dead rise? And with what kind of body do they come back?"

36 Foolish man! the seed you yourself sow has no life given to it unless it first dies;

37 and as for what you sow, it is not the plant which is to be that you are sowing, but a bare grain, of wheat (it may be) or of something else, and God gives it a body as He has seen fit,

38 and to each kind of seed a body of its own.

39 All flesh is not the same: there is human flesh, and flesh of cattle, of birds, and of fishes.

40 There are bodies which are celestial and there are bodies which are earthly, but the glory of the celestial ones is one thing, and that of the earthly ones is another.

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

42 It is the same with the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in a state of decay, it is raised free from decay;

43 it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;

44 an animal body is sown, a spiritual body is raised. As surely as there is an animal body, so there is also a spiritual body.

45 In the same way also it is written, "The first man Adam became a living animal"; the last Adam is a life-giving Spirit.

46 Nevertheless, it is not what is spiritual that came first, but what is animal; what is spiritual came afterwards.

47 The first man is a man of earth, earthy; the second man is from Heaven.

48 What the earthy one is, that also are those who are earthy; and what the heavenly One is, that also are those who are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne a resemblance to the earthy one, let us see to it that we also bear a resemblance to the heavenly One.

50 But this I tell you, brethren: our mortal bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, nor will what is perishable inherit what is imperishable.

51 I tell you a truth hitherto kept secret: we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the sounding of the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incapable of decay, and we shall be changed.

53 For so it must be: this perishable nature must clothe itself with what is imperishable, and this mortality must clothe itself with immortality.

54 But when this perishable nature has put on what is imperishable, and this mortality has put on immortality, then will the words of Scripture be fulfilled, "Death has been swallowed up in victory."

55 "Where, O death, is thy victory? Where, O death, is thy sting?"

56 Now sin is the sting of death, and sin derives its power from the Law;

57 but God be thanked who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

58 Therefore, my dear brethren, be firm, unmovable, busily occupied at all times in the Lord's work, knowing that your toil is not fruitless in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16

1 As to the collection for God's people, what I have directed the Churches of Galatia to do, you must do also.

2 On the first day of every week let each of you put on one side and store up at his home whatever gain has been granted to him; so that whenever I come, there may then be no collections going on.

3 And when I am with you, whatever brethren you accredit by letter I will send to carry your kind gift to Jerusalem.

4 And if it is worth while for me also to make the journey, they shall go as my companions.

5 I shall come to you after passing through Macedonia; for my plan will be to pass through Macedonia;

6 and I shall make some stay with you perhaps, or even spend the winter with you, in order that you may help me forward, whichever way I travel.

7 For I do not wish to see you on this occasion merely in passing; but if the Lord permits, I hope to remain some time with you.

8 I shall remain in Ephesus, however, until the time of the Harvest Festival,

9 for a wide door stands open before me which demands great efforts, and we have many opponents.

10 If Timothy pays you a visit, see that he is free from fear in his relations with you; for he is engaged in the Master's work just as I am.

11 Therefore let no one slight him, but all of you should help him forward in peace to join me; for I am waiting for him and others of the brethren.

12 As for our brother Apollos, I have repeatedly urged him to accompany the brethren who are coming to you: but he is quite resolved not to do so at present. He will come, however, when he has a good opportunity.

13 Be on the alert; stand firm in the faith; acquit yourselves like men; be strong.

14 Let all that you do be done from motives of love.

15 And I beseech you, brethren -- you know the household of Stephanas, how they were the earliest Greek converts to Christ, and have devoted themselves to the service of God's people --

16 I beseech you, on your part, to show deference to such men, and to every one who participates in their work and toils hard.

17 It is a joy to me that Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus have now arrived, because what was wanting so far as you are concerned they have supplied.

18 They have refreshed my spirit, and yours. Acknowledge such men as these.

19 The Churches in the province of Asia send you greetings; and Aquila and Prisca, in hearty Christian love, do the same, together with the Church which meets at their house.

20 The brethren all send greetings to you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 The final greeting of me -- Paul -- with my own hand.

22 If any one is destitute of love to the Lord, let him be accursed. OUR LORD IS COMING.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.

24 My love in Christ Jesus be with you all.

Williams NT

1 Corinthians 15

1 Now let me remind you, brothers, of the essence of the good news which I proclaimed to you, which you accepted, on which you now are standing,

2 and through which you are to be saved, unless your faith at first was spurious.

3 For I passed on to you, among the primary principles of the good news, what I had received, that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the Scriptures,

4 that He was buried, that on the third day He was raised from the dead, in accordance with the Scriptures,

5 and that He was seen by Cephas, and then by the Twelve.

6 After that, at one time He was seen by more than five hundred brothers, most of whom are still living, though some of them have fallen asleep.

7 Then He was seen by James, then by all the apostles, and finally

8 He was seen by me, too, as though I were born out of time.

9 For I belong to the lowest rank of the apostles, and am not fit to bear the title apostle, because I once persecuted the church of God.

10 But by God's unmerited favor I have become what I am, and His unmerited favor shown to me was not bestowed for nothing, for I have toiled more extensively than any of them, and yet it was not I but God's unmerited favor working with me.

11 But whether it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

12 Now if we preach that Christ has been raised from the dead, how is it that some of you are saying that there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead?

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

14 and if Christ was not raised, the message which we preach has nothing in it; there is nothing in our faith either,

15 and we are found guilty of lying about God, for we have testified that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if indeed the dead are never raised.

16 For if the dead are never raised, Christ has not been raised;

17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is a mere delusion; you are still under the penalty of your sins.

18 Yes, even those who have fallen asleep, though in union with Christ, have perished.

19 If for this life only we Christians have set our hopes on Christ, we are the most pitiable people in the world.

20 But in reality Christ has been raised from the dead, the first to be raised of those who have fallen asleep.

21 For since it was through a man that death resulted, it was also through a man that the resurrection of the dead resulted.

22 For just as all men die by virtue of their descent from Adam, so all such as are in union with Christ will be made to live again.

23 But each in his proper order; Christ first, then at His coming those who belong to Christ.

24 After that comes the end, when He will turn the kingdom over to God His Father, when He will put an end to all other government, authority, and power;

25 for He must continue to be king until He puts all His enemies under His feet.

26 Death is the last enemy to be stopped,

27 for He has put everything in subjection under His feet. But when He says that everything has been put in subjection to Him, He Himself is evidently excepted who put it all in subjection to Him.

28 And when everything has been put in subjection to Him, then the Son Himself will also become subject to Him who has put everything in subjection to Him, so that God may be everything to everybody.

29 Otherwise, what do those people mean who submit to being baptized on behalf of their dead? If the dead are never raised at all, why do they submit to being baptized on their behalf?

30 Why too do we ourselves run such risks every hour?

31 I protest, by the boasting which I do about you, my brothers, through our union with Christ Jesus our Lord, I myself run the risk of dying every single day!

32 If from merely human motives I have fought wild beasts here in Ephesus, what profit will it be to me? If the dead are never raised at all, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall be dead."

33 Do not be so misled: "Evil companionships corrupt good character."

34 Sober up, as is right, and stop sinning, for some of you -- to your shame I say so -- are without any true knowledge of God.

35 But someone will ask, "How can the dead rise? With what kind of body do they come back?"

36 You foolish man! the seed that you sow never comes to life unless it dies first;

37 and what you sow does not have the body that it is going to have, but is a naked grain, of wheat (it may be) or something else;

38 but God gives it just the body He sees fit, even each kind of seed its own body.

39 Every kind of flesh is different. One kind belongs to men, another to cattle, another to birds, another to fish.

40 There are heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies, but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is of one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is of another.

41 One kind of splendor belongs to the sun, another to the moon, and another to the stars; yes, one star differs from another in splendor.

42 It is just like this with the resurrection of the dead.

43 The body is sown in decay, it is raised without decay; it is sown in humiliation, it is raised in splendor; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in strength;

44 it is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is a spiritual body too.

45 This is the way the Scripture puts it too, "The first man Adam became a living creature." The last Adam has become a life-giving Spirit.

46 But it is not the spiritual that comes first; it is the physical, and then the spiritual.

47 The first man was made of the dust of the earth; the second Man is from heaven.

48 Now those who are made of the dust are just like him who was first made of dust, and those who are heavenly are like Him who is from heaven,

49 and as we have reflected the likeness of him who was made of dust, let us also reflect the likeness of the Man from heaven.

50 But this I tell you, brothers: Our physical bodies cannot take part in the kingdom of God; what is decaying will never take part in what is immortal.

51 Let me tell you a secret. We shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the sound of the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised with bodies not subject to decay, and we shall be changed.

53 For this decaying part of us must put on the body that can never decay, and this part once capable of dying must put on the body that can never die.

54 And when this part once capable of dying puts on the body that can never die, then what the Scripture says will come true, "Death has been swallowed up in victory.

55 O Death, where is your victory now? O Death, where is your sting?"

56 Now sin gives death its sting, and the law gives sin its power.

57 But thank God! He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 So, my dear brothers, continue to be firm, incapable of being moved, always letting the cup run over in the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the service of the Lord is never thrown away.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Now about the contribution for God's people, I want you to do as I directed the churches of Galatia to do.

2 On the first day of every week each of you must put aside and store up something in proportion as he is prospered, so that no contributions need be made when I come back.

3 When I get there, I will send on, with credentials, the persons whom you approve, to carry your gift of charity to Jerusalem.

4 And if it seems proper for me to go too, they shall go as my companions.

5 I will come to see you after I pass through Macedonia -- for I am to pass through Macedonia --

6 and I shall likely stay over with you some time, or maybe spend the winter with you, so that you may help me on to whatever points I may visit.

7 I do not want to see you right now in a mere stop-over visit, for later I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits me.

8 But I shall stay on in Ephesus until the time of Harvest Feast.

9 For I have an opportunity here that is great and calls for work, and it has many opponents.

10 If Timothy gets there, see that he is at ease among you, for he is devotedly doing the work of the Lord, just as I am.

11 So no one must slight him at all. But send him on with your goodbye, that he may come back to me, for I am expecting him with the other brothers.

12 As for our brother Apollos, I have earnestly urged him to go to see you, but he is not at all inclined to come just now; yet he is coming when he has a good opportunity.

13 Be always on your guard; stand firm in your faith; keep on acting like men; continue to grow in strength;

14 let everything be done in love.

15 Now I beg you, brothers -- you know that the family of Stephanas were the first converts in Greece, and that they have devoted themselves to the service of God's people --

16 I beg you to put yourselves under leaders like these, and under anyone who cooperates with you, and labors hard.

17 And I am glad that Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus have come to see me, because they have supplied what you lacked.

18 Yes, they have cheered my spirit, and yours too. You must deeply appreciate such men.

19 The churches of Asia wish to be remembered to you. Aquila and Prisca, with the church that meets at their house, send you their cordial Christian greetings.

20 All the brothers wish to be remembered to you. Greet one another with a sacred kiss.

21 The final greeting is mine -- Paul's -- with my own hand.

22 A curse upon anyone who does not love the Lord! Our Lord is coming.

23 The spiritual blessing of the Lord Jesus be with you!

24 My love be with you all in union with Christ Jesus.

World English Bible

1 Corinthians 15

1 Now I declare to you, brothers, the Gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which you also stand,

2 by which also you are saved, if you hold firmly the word which I preached to you"unless you believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to 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.

6 Then he appeared to over five hundred brothers at once, most of whom remain until now, but some have also fallen asleep.

7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,

8 and last of all, as to the child born at the wrong time, he appeared to me also.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, who is not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am. His grace which was bestowed on me was not futile, but I worked more than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

11 Whether then it is I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.

12 Now if Christ is preached, that he has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ been raised.

14 If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith also is in vain.

15 Yes, we are found false witnesses of God, because we testified about God that he raised up Christ, whom he didn't raise up, if it is so that the dead are not raised.

16 For if the dead aren't raised, neither has Christ been raised.

17 If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.

18 Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

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

20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep.

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

22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ's, at his coming.

24 Then the end comes, when he will deliver up the Kingdom to God, even the Father; when he will have abolished all rule and all authority and power.

25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death.

27 For, "He put all things in subjection under his feet." But when he says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that he is excepted who subjected all things to him.

28 When all things have been subjected to him, then the Son will also himself be subjected to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all.

29 Or else what will they do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead aren't raised at all, why then are they baptized for the dead?

30 Why do we also stand in jeopardy every hour?

31 I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

32 If I fought with animals at Ephesus for human purposes, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, then "let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."

33 Don't be deceived! "Evil companionships corrupt good morals."

34 Wake up righteously, and don't sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

35 But someone will say, "How are the dead raised?" and, "With what kind of body do they come?"

36 You foolish one, that which you yourself sow is not made alive unless it dies.

37 That which you sow, you don't sow the body that will be, but a bare grain, maybe of wheat, or of some other kind.

38 But God gives it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed a body of its own.

39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.

40 There are also celestial bodies, and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial differs from that of the terrestrial.

41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs 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 dishonor; 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 also a spiritual body.

45 So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

46 However that which is spiritual isn't first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual.

47 The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Lord from heaven.

48 As is the one made of dust, such are those who are also made of dust; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

49 As we have borne the image of those made of dust, let's also bear the image of the heavenly.

50 Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood can't inherit the Kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.

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

54 But when this corruptible will have put on incorruption, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then what is written will happen: "Death is swallowed up in victory."

55 "Death, where is your sting? Hades, where is your victory?"

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

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

58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16

1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I commanded the assemblies of Galatia, you do likewise.

2 On the first day of the week, let each one of you save, as he may prosper, that no collections be made when I come.

3 When I arrive, I will send whoever you approve with letters to carry your gracious gift to Jerusalem.

4 If it is appropriate for me to go also, they will go with me.

5 But I will come to you when I have passed through Macedonia, for I am passing through Macedonia.

6 But with you it may be that I will stay, or even winter, that you may send me on my journey wherever I go.

7 For I do not wish to see you now in passing, but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.

8 But I will stay at Ephesus until Pentecost,

9 for a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

10 Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without fear, for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.

11 Therefore let no one despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brothers.

12 Now concerning Apollos, the brother, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brothers; and it was not at all his desire to come now; but he will come when he has an opportunity.

13 Watch! Stand firm in the faith! Be courageous! Be strong!

14 Let all that you do be done in love.

15 Now I beg you, brothers (you know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to minister to the saints),

16 that you also be in subjection to such, and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.

17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus; for that which was lacking on your part, they supplied.

18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge those who are like that.

19 The assemblies of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you much in the Lord, together with the assembly that is in their house.

20 All the brothers greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

21 This greeting is by me, Paul, with my own hand.

22 If any man doesn't love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed (1). Come, Lord! (2)

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Young's Literal Translation

1 Corinthians 15

1 And I make known to you, brethren, the good news that I proclaimed to you, which also ye did receive, in which also ye have stood,

2 through which also ye are being saved, in what words I proclaimed good news to you, if ye hold fast, except ye did believe in vain,

3 for I delivered to you first, what also I did receive, that Christ died for our sins, according to the Writings,

4 and that he was buried, and that he hath risen on the third day, according to the Writings,

5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve,

6 afterwards he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain till now, and certain also did fall asleep;

7 afterwards he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.

8 And last of all -- as to the untimely birth -- he appeared also to me,

9 for I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I did persecute the assembly of God,

10 and by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace that is towards me came not in vain, but more abundantly than they all did I labour, yet not I, but the grace of God that is with me;

11 whether, then, I or they, so we preach, and so ye did believe.

12 And if Christ is preached, that out of the dead he hath risen, how say certain among you, that there is no rising again of dead persons?

13 and if there be no rising again of dead persons, neither hath Christ risen;

14 and if Christ hath not risen, then void is our preaching, and void also your faith,

15 and we also are found false witnesses of God, because we did testify of God that He raised up the Christ, whom He did not raise if then dead persons do not rise;

16 for if dead persons do not rise, neither hath Christ risen,

17 and if Christ hath not risen, vain is your faith, ye are yet in your sins;

18 then, also, those having fallen asleep in Christ did perish;

19 if in this life we have hope in Christ only, of all men we are most to be pitied.

20 And now, Christ hath risen out of the dead -- the first-fruits of those sleeping he became,

21 for since through man is the death, also through man is a rising again of the dead,

22 for even as in Adam all die, so also in the Christ all shall be made alive,

23 and each in his proper order, a first-fruit Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ's, in his presence,

24 then -- the end, when he may deliver up the reign to God, even the Father, when he may have made useless all rule, and all authority and power --

25 for it behoveth him to reign till he may have put all the enemies under his feet --

26 the last enemy is done away -- death;

27 for all things He did put under his feet, and, when one may say that all things have been subjected, it is evident that He is excepted who did subject the all things to him,

28 and when the all things may be subjected to him, then the Son also himself shall be subject to Him, who did subject to him the all things, that God may be the all in all.

29 Seeing what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? why also are they baptized for the dead?

30 why also do we stand in peril every hour?

31 Every day do I die, by the glorying of you that I have in Christ Jesus our Lord:

32 if after the manner of a man with wild beasts I fought in Ephesus, what the advantage to me if the dead do not rise? let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die!

33 Be not led astray; evil communications corrupt good manners;

34 awake up, as is right, and sin not; for certain have an ignorance of God; for shame to you I say it.

35 But some one will say, "How do the dead rise?

36 unwise! thou -- what thou dost sow is not quickened except it may die;

37 and that which thou dost sow, not the body that shall be dost thou sow, but bare grain, it may be of wheat, or of some one of the others,

38 and God doth give to it a body according as He willed, and to each of the seeds its proper body.

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

40 and there are heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies; but one is the glory of the heavenly, and another that of the earthly;

41 one glory of sun, and another glory of moon, and another glory of stars, for star from star doth differ in glory.

42 So also is the rising again 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;

45 so also it hath been written, "The first man Adam became a living creature," the last Adam is for a life-giving spirit,

46 but that which is spiritual is not first, but that which was natural, afterwards that which is spiritual.

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

48 as is the earthy, such are also the earthy; and as is the heavenly, such are also the heavenly;

49 and, according as we did bear the image of the earthy, we shall bear also the image of the heavenly.

50 And this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood the reign of God is not able to inherit, nor doth the corruption inherit the incorruption;

51 lo, I tell you a secret; we indeed shall not all sleep, and we all shall be changed;

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, in the last trumpet, for it shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we -- we shall be changed:

53 for it behoveth this corruptible to put on incorruption, and this mortal to put on immortality;

54 and when this corruptible may have put on incorruption, and this mortal may have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the word that hath been written, "The Death was swallowed up -- to victory;

55 where, O Death, thy sting? where, O Hades, thy victory?"

56 and the sting of the death is the sin, and the power of the sin the law;

57 and to God -- thanks, to Him who is giving us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ;

58 so that, my brethren beloved, become ye stedfast, unmovable, abounding in the work of the Lord at all times, knowing that your labour is not vain in the Lord.


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