1 Corinthians 15:17

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vaine, ye are yet in your sinnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and if Christ hath not been raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if that is so, your faith is of no effect; you are still in your sins.
- Basic English Bible

but if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins.
- Darby Bible

And if Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
- Webster's Bible

and if Christ has not risen, your faith is a vain thing--you are still in your sins.
- Weymouth Bible

If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.
- World English Bible

and if Crist roos not ayen, oure feith is veyn; and yit ye ben in youre synnes.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if Christ hath not risen, vain is your faith, ye are yet in your sins;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:17


15:17 Ye are still in your sins - That is, under the guilt of them. So that there needed something more than reformation, (which was plainly wrought,) in order to their being delivered from the guilt of sin even that atonement, the sufficiency of which God attested by raising our great Surety from the grave.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:17


1Co 15:17 If Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain. In that case he is not the Savior. He is a dead man, who could not even save himself. Such a one has no power to pardon sins, and "ye are yet in your sins".

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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