King James Version1 Corinthians15

1 Corinthians

1 More­over, brethren, I de­clare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have re­ceived, and where­in ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in mem­o­ry what I preached unto you, un­less ye have be­lieved in vain. 3 For I de­liv­ered unto you first of all that which I also re­ceived, how that Christ died for our sins ac­cord­ing to the scrip­tures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day ac­cord­ing to the scrip­tures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 Af­ter that, he was seen of above five hun­dred brethren at once; of whom the greater part re­main unto this pre­sent, but some are fall­en asleep. 7 Af­ter that, he was seen of James; then of all the apos­tles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me al­so, as of one born out of due time. 9 For I am the least of the apos­tles, that am not meet to be called an apos­tle, be­cause I per­se­cut­ed the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abun­dant­ly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 11 There­fore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye be­lieved. 12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no res­ur­rec­tion of the dead? 13 But if there be no res­ur­rec­tion of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preach­ing vain, and your faith is also vain. 15 Yea, and we are found false wit­ness­es of God; be­cause we have tes­ti­fied of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18 Then they also which are fall­en asleep in Christ are per­ished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most mis­er­able. 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and be­come the first­fruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the res­ur­rec­tion of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But ev­ery man in his own or­der: Christ the first­fruits; af­ter­ward they that are Christ's at his com­ing. 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. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all en­e­mies un­der his feet. 26 The last en­e­my that shall be de­stroyed is death. 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. 28 And when all things shall be sub­dued unto him, then shall the Son also him­self be sub­ject unto him that put all things un­der him, that God may be all in all. 29 Else what shall they do which are bap­tized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then bap­tized for the dead? 30 And why stand we in jeop­ardy ev­ery hour? 31 I protest by your re­joic­ing which I have in Christ Je­sus our Lord, I die dai­ly. 32 If af­ter the man­ner of men I have fought with beasts at Eph­esus, what ad­van­tageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to mor­row we die. 33 Be not de­ceived: evil com­mu­ni­ca­tions cor­rupt good man­ners. 34 Awake to righ­teous­ness, and sin not; for some have not the knowl­edge of God: I speak this to your shame. 35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? 36 Thou fool, that which thou sow­est is not quick­ened, ex­cept it die: 37 And that which thou sow­est, thou sow­est not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some oth­er grain: 38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to ev­ery seed his own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, an­oth­er flesh of beasts, an­oth­er of fish­es, and an­oth­er of birds. 40 There are also ce­les­tial bod­ies, and bod­ies ter­res­tri­al: but the glo­ry of the ce­les­tial is one, and the glory of the ter­res­tri­al is an­oth­er. 41 There is one glo­ry of the sun, and an­oth­er glo­ry of the moon, and an­oth­er glo­ry of the stars: for one star dif­fer­eth from another star in glo­ry. 42 So also is the res­ur­rec­tion of the dead. It is sown in cor­rup­tion; it is raised in in­cor­rup­tion: 43 It is sown in dis­hon­our; it is raised in glo­ry: it is sown in weak­ness; it is raised in pow­er: 44 It is sown a nat­u­ral body; it is raised a spir­i­tu­al body. There is a nat­u­ral body, and there is a spir­i­tu­al body. 45 And so it is writ­ten, The first man Adam was made a liv­ing soul; the last Adam was made a quick­en­ing spir­it. 46 How­beit that was not first which is spir­i­tu­al, but that which is nat­u­ral; and af­ter­ward that which is spir­i­tu­al. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the sec­ond man is the Lord from heav­en. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heav­en­ly, such are they also that are heav­en­ly. 49 And as we have borne the im­age of the earthy, we shall also bear the im­age of the heav­en­ly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood can­not in­her­it the king­dom of God; nei­ther doth cor­rup­tion in­her­it in­cor­rup­tion. 51 Be­hold, I shew you a mys­tery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a mo­ment, in the twin­kling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trum­pet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised in­cor­rupt­ible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this cor­rupt­ible must put on in­cor­rup­tion, and this mor­tal must put on im­mor­tal­i­ty. 54 So when this cor­rupt­ible shall have put on in­cor­rup­tion, and this mor­tal shall have put on im­mor­tal­i­ty, then shall be brought to pass the say­ing that is writ­ten, Death is swal­lowed up in vic­to­ry. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy vic­to­ry? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the vic­to­ry through our Lord Je­sus Christ. 58 There­fore, my beloved brethren, be ye sted­fast, un­move­able, al­ways abound­ing in the work of the Lord, foras­much as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.