1 Corinthians 15:18

“Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then they also which are fallen asleepe in Christ, are perished.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And, in addition, the dead in Christ have gone to destruction.
- Basic English Bible

Then indeed also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
- Darby Bible

Then they also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
- Webster's Bible

It follows also that those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
- Weymouth Bible

Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
- World English Bible

And thanne thei that han diede in Crist, han perischid.
- Wycliffe Bible

then, also, those having fallen asleep in Christ did perish;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:18


15:18 They who sleep in Christ - Who have died for him, or believing in him. Are perished - Have lost their life and being together.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:18


1Co 15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. All the Christians who had died had fallen into eternal sleep. There is hope, in that case, only in this life; no hope of immortality.

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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