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

  • Steve morrow
    1 COR 15:33 BE NOT DECEIVED EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPT GOOD MANNERS 15:34 AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SIN NOT FOR SOME HAVE NOT THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD I SPEAK THIS TO YOUR SHAME ------- 1 COR 11:3 BUT I WOULD HAVE YOU KNOW THAT THE HEAD OF EVERY MAN IS CHRIST AND THE HEAD OF THE WOMAN IS THE MAN AND THE HEAD OF CHRIST --- IS GOD ---PRO 18:12 BEFORE DESTRUCTION THE HEART OF MAN IS HAUGHTY.......
  • Sylvia
    Joe, God said "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid". (John 14:27)

    God loves you open your heart and allow him to come in.
  • Jacob
    if you are a believer .then Holy Spirit will take care of it. or call ur lord Your creator the mighty one of Israel .the most High in the name of Jesus. ... and believe him without any doubt ...you will find the way .certainly
  • Bruce
    Joe: sometimes just being with a friend helps, going fishing,cleaning the yard, bedroom, house, working on your vehicle.
    Joseph life: Genesis 37 great story helps in many ways. Of course there's Job:his life almost unbelievable! In about 10 minutes what he heard he lost.Job chapter1.
    Joe's life:John:44--1John 1:9--Matthew 3:11--2nd Corinthians5:17.
    Storms of life:draw us closer or further away
  • Karl
    to Joe - know how you feel Joe, a burden shared is a burden lightened, you'll pull through, keep swingin' pal - I always find solace in the psalms - Merry Christmas dude.
  • Redeemed
    How would you describe the help you need...physical or spiritual? or both?

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