Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel
which I preached unto you, which also ye have
received, and wherein ye stand;
15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in
memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have
believed in vain.
15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that
which I also received, how that Christ died for our
sins according to the scriptures;
15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again
the third day according to the scriptures:
15:5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the
15:6 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.
15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all
15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of
one born out of due time.
15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not
meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted
the church of God.
15:10 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.
15:11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we
preach, and so ye believed.
15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from
the dead, how say some among you that there is no
resurrection of the dead?
15:13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead,
then is Christ not risen:
15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our
preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15:15 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.
15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ
15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is
vain; ye are yet in your sins.
15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in
Christ are perished.
15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ,
we are of all men most miserable.
15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and
become the firstfruits of them that slept.
15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also
the resurrection of the dead.
15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ
shall all be made alive.
15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the
firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his
15:24 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.
15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all
enemies under his feet.
15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is
15:27 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.
15:28 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
15:29 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?
15:30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in
Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
15:32 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
15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt
15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some
have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your
15:35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised
up? and with what body do they come?
15:36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not
quickened, except it die:
15:37 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:
15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased
him, and to every seed his own body.
15:39 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.
15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies
terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one,
and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
15:41 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.
15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is
sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in
glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in
15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a
spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there
is a spiritual body.
15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was
made a living soul; the last Adam was made a
15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual,
but that which is natural; and afterward that which
15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the
second man is the Lord from heaven.
15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are
earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also
that are heavenly.
15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy,
we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood
cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption.
15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all
sleep, but we shall all be changed,
15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at
the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the
dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption,
and this mortal must put on immortality.
15:54 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
15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is
15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of
sin is the law.
15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:58 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.
The Book of 1 Corinthians, Verses of Chapter 15