1 Corinthians 15:34

“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Awake to righteousnesse, and sinne not: for some haue not the knowledge of God, I speake this to your shame.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak {this} to your shame.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Awake to soberness righteously, and sin not; for some have no knowledge of God: I speak `this' to move you to shame.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be awake to righteousness and keep yourselves from sin; for some have no knowledge of God: I say this to put you to shame.
- Basic English Bible

Awake up righteously, and sin not; for some are ignorant of God: I speak to you as a matter of shame.
- Darby Bible

Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
- Webster's Bible

Wake from this drunken fit; live righteous lives, and cease to sin; for some have no knowledge of God: I speak thus in order to move you to shame.
- Weymouth Bible

Wake up righteously, and don't sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
- World English Bible

Awake ye, iuste men, and nyle ye do synne; for summen han ignoraunce of God, but to reuerence Y speke to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

awake up, as is right, and sin not; for certain have an ignorance of God; for shame to you I say [it].
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:34


15:34 Awake - An exclamation full of apostolical majesty. Shake off your lethargy! To righteousness - Which flows from the true knowledge of God, and implies that your whole soul be broad awake. And sin not - That is, and ye will not sin Sin supposes drowsiness of soul. There is need to press this. For some among you have not the knowledge of God - With all their boasted knowledge, they are totally ignorant of what it most concerns them to know. I speak this to your shame - For nothing is more shameful, than sleepy ignorance of God, and of the word and works of God; in these especially, considering the advantages they had enjoyed.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:34


1Co 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not. Such an error leads to Epicurean sensuality. Shake it off, that you sin not. Some have not the knowledge of God. "Some have no knowledge of God" (Revised Version). Such errors can only spring from ignorance of God and his power to raise men.

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!

Bible Options