1 Corinthians 15:19

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If in this life only we haue hope in Christ, wee are of all men most miserable.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most pitiable.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most unhappy.
- Basic English Bible

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are [the] most miserable of all men.
- Darby Bible

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
- Webster's Bible

If in this present life we have a *hope* resting on Christ, and nothing more, we are more to be pitied than all the rest of the world.
- Weymouth Bible

If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most pitiable.
- World English Bible

If in this life oneli we ben hoping in Crist, we ben more wretchis than alle men.
- Wycliffe Bible

if in this life we have hope in Christ only, of all men we are most to be pitied.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:19


15:19 If in this life only we have hope - If we look for nothing beyond the grave. But if we have a divine evidence of things not seen, if we have a hope full of immortality, if we now taste of the powers of the world to come, and see the crown that fadeth not away, then, notwithstanding all our present trials, we are more happy than all men.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:19


1Co 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ. If there is no life beyond, no hope of it, then Christians who deny themselves in this life and endure persecutions and sufferings for the sake of eternal life, are of all men most miserable. They "lose life" and gain no eternal life. Such are the consequences of this false belief.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 15:19

  • Mr Alex Blessed for verse 19
    Our life does not consist in Abundant of this world,for God is our life the lent of our Days,what shall it profit me to gain the whole world forfeit my soul,my soul is more precious to God than the whole world,the hope of Every through child of God is eternal life,know cross know crown but a lot of so called Christians has forgotten this fact, that the author of our salvation was made perfect by what he suffered, how serious we should consider our kingdom race,1cor 7vs29 31,2peter 3vs11 14, Galatians 5 8
  • Camillus ezimoha for verse 19
    We should not only be interested in material things, but also focused on things that pertain to eternal life in heaven. We are in the end of time period and we should not in the process of trying to make both endsí meat, forget to seek the salvation of our soul.
  • Oda I. J. for verse 19
    Those whose hope in Christ only terminate peaceably in this life and never draw for themselves blank checks of evils to give themselves maximum mundane satisfaction.

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