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

  • 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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