1 Corinthians 15:13

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if there is no coming back from the dead, then Christ has not come back from the dead:
- Basic English Bible

But if there is not a resurrection of [those that are] dead, neither is Christ raised:
- Darby Bible

But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not raised.
- Webster's Bible

If there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead, then Christ Himself has not risen to life.
- Weymouth Bible

But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ been raised.
- World English Bible

And if the ayenrisyng of deed men is not, nethir Crist roos ayen fro deeth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if there be no rising again of dead persons, neither hath Christ risen;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:13


15:13 If there be no resurrection - If it be a thing flatly impossible.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:13


1Co 15:13 If there is no resurrection, then is Christ not risen. If persons once dying cannot be raised, as these false teachers say, then Christ could not have risen.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 15

  • Craig
    Paul preach the gospel of grace.
  • William S
    He was never talking about dead people being raises he was talking about the seed that dies.remeber I die daily. Your not quickened except you die. Dead to sin. Dead Do u understand it is a mystery .
  • Linda
    Its a Lot to digest, then I thought after I thought that, that it makes sense because we are being fed the Word of God when we read the Word. What do you think? Anyone? This Chapter says so much. Paul had a conversion to Jesus like many have not experienced as far as we know. I love that we shall be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of and eye. I am so thankful for Jesus. Thank the Lord!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Note the mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
  • A disciple
    "But why were some too dull to make sure they had Oil for their Lamps?" Its not merely wearing the decorations and ornaments of a Christian costume that will either enable us to endure to the end, or be eventually welcomed into the Wedding Feast of the Lamb; but the intelligence to rightly use what has been provided us, and the holy diligence to REALLY MAKE SURE WE'RE READY FOR HIS COMING!
  • A disciple
    "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." The greatness and generosity of God is more than any of us will ever understand. As it says in the Psalms, His understanding is infinite i.e. There is no number! Yet we must make sure our calling and election is in the same Spirit as His holiness and love of righteousness and truth that cannot abide a character unfit for His presence and fellowship. He has made every possible provision for our salvation and safe arrival home to Himself after our time here. So what then was the difference between the wise and the foolish virgins? They all were called, and all had the Wedding Garments and Lamps! But why were some too dull to make sure they had Oil for their Lamps? Why sit there waiting like an idiot with no oil for your Lamp? Do you just want to carry a useless lantern, while your hands could be freed up to carry other things? Better make sure how important this Wedding, and the Bridegroom really is to you or don't waste your time!

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