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

  • I AM
    And they that have done good heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies that have done evil beheld them. But woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.
  • BSP
    This verse assures us that the work we do in God's name will never be in vain.
  • ELDER EARL WRIGHT
    keeping yourself in the will of God for you,staying Holy,and free from all sins!!.bringing people into a relationship with Jesus,Love everyone,with all your Heart,mind,and Spirit,and to know your reward is waiting for you in Heaven!!!!
  • Lilian
    Be steadfast unmoveable always abounding in the work for our Lord. For as much as we know that the Labour are not in vain in the Lord.
    Thank you Jesus for the Blood that you shed for us I will praise you and worship you alone amen hallelujah
  • RbnlovesJesus
    Jim, where does this say in the bible, All who are Christ's when they die their spirits all go to glory until the Resurrection and the dead lifeless body
    rests in the ground without the soul in it and we will be given a new body. We also will be able to recognize one another from the old body.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 15:24 THEN COMETH THE END WHEN HE SHALL HAVE DELIVERED UP THE KINGDOM TO GOD --- EVEN THE FATHER --- WHEN HE SHALL HAVE PUT DOWN ALL RULE AND ALL AUTHORITY AND POWER***** 15:27 FOR HE HATH PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET BUT WHEN HE SAITH ALL THINGS ARE PUT UNDER HIM IT IS MANIFEST THAT HE IS EXCEPTED WHICH DID PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM

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