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.

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