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1 Corinthians 15 - AMP

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 the Scriptures , 4 That He was buried, that He arose on the third day as the Scriptures foretold, 5 And 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 . 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 . 9 For I am the least 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 . 10 But by the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not for nothing (fruitless and without effect). In fact, I worked harder than all of them , 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 . 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 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 , and you are still in your sins ; 18 And further, those who have died in Christ have perished (are lost)! 19 If we who are 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 . 21 For since through a man that death also through a Man that the resurrection of the dead . 22 For just as in Adam all people die, so also shall all in Christ be made alive. 23 But each in his own rank and turn: Christ (the Messiah) the firstfruits, then those who are Christ's 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 rule and every authority and power. 25 For must be King and reign until He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy to be subdued and abolished is death. 27 For He has put all things in subjection under His feet. But when it says, All things are put in subjection , it is evident that He 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 Who put all things under Him, so that God may be all in all . 29 Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized in behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them? 30 , why do I live in peril every hour? 31 by the pride which I have in you in Christ Jesus our Lord, that I die daily . 32 What do I gain if, merely from the human point of view, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised , 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 to sober sense and your right minds, and sin no more. For some of you have not the knowledge of God . I say this to your shame. 35 But someone will say, How can the dead be raised? With what body will they come forth? 36 You foolish man! Every time you plant seed, you sow something that does not come to life unless it dies first. 37 Nor is the seed you sow then the body which it is going to have , 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 way; for one star differs from and surpasses another in its beauty and brilliance. 42 So it is with the resurrection of the dead. that is sown is perishable and decays, but 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. 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 . 46 But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual. 47 The first man from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man 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 from heaven, so also who are of heaven (heavenly-minded). 49 And just as we have borne the image of dust, so shall we and so Many ancient manuscripts read ``let us."let us also bear the image of heaven. 50 But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot 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 , but we shall all be changed (transformed) 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable (free and immune from decay), and we shall be changed (transformed). 53 For this perishable must put on the imperishable , and this mortal 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 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.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 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon. through Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon. the Law. 57 But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord , knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile .



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