1 Corinthians 15:20

“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that are asleep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But now Christ has truly come back from the dead, the first-fruits of those who are sleeping.
- Basic English Bible

(But now Christ is raised from among [the] dead, first-fruits of those fallen asleep.
- Darby Bible

But now is Christ raised from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
- Webster's Bible

But, in reality, Christ *has* risen from among the dead, being the first to do so of those who are asleep.
- Weymouth Bible

But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep.
- World English Bible

But now Crist roos ayen fro deth, the firste fruit of deed men;
- Wycliffe Bible

And now, Christ hath risen out of the dead -- the first-fruits of those sleeping he became,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:20


15:20 But now - St. Paul declares that Christians have hope, not in this life only. His proof of the resurrection lies in a narrow compass, #1Cor 15:12 |- 19. Almost all the rest of the chapter is taken up in illustrating, vindicating, and applying it. The proof is short, but solid and convincing, that which arose from Christ's resurrection. Now this not only proved a resurrection possible, but, as it proved him to be a divine teacher, proved the certainty of a general resurrection, which he so expressly taught. The first fruit of them that slept - The earnest, pledge, and insurance of their resurrection who slept in him: even of all the righteous. It is of the resurrection of these, and these only, that the apostle speaks throughout the chapter.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:20


1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead. This is certain. Paul had seen the risen Lord. So had many other credible witnesses. But since he is risen, the resurrection of his disciples must follow. Become the first fruits of them that slept. Of those who have slept in death. On the morrow after the first Sabbaths of the passover a sheaf of the first fruits of the barley harvest was "waved before the Lord" (Le 23:10-16) as a pledge of the harvest to come So on the morning after the first Sabbath of the passover, Christ, the first fruits arose and appeared living, "the first fruits" of the great harvest of souls gathered into eternal life.

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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