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

  • I AM
    For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son: because he is the Son of man. For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice: Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them.
  • 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.

Bible Options