1 Corinthians 15-16
King James Version (KJV)
15Â Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2Â By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3Â For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4Â And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5Â And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6Â 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.
7Â After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8Â And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
9Â For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10Â 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.
11Â Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
12Â Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13Â But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14Â And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15Â 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.
16Â For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17Â And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
18Â Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
19Â If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
20Â But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21Â For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22Â For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23Â But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
24Â 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.
25Â For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26Â The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27Â 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.
28Â 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.
29Â 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?
30Â And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
31Â I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
32Â 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.
33Â Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
34Â Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
35Â But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
36Â Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
37Â 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:
38Â But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
39Â 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.
40Â There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41Â 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.
42Â So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43Â It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44Â It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45Â And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46Â Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47Â The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48Â As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49Â And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50Â Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51Â Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52Â 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.
53Â For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54Â 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.
55Â O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56Â The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57Â But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58Â 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.
16Â Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
2Â Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
3Â And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
4Â And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.
5Â Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
6Â And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.
7Â For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.
8Â But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
9Â For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
10Â Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
11Â Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.
12Â As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.
13Â Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
14Â Let all your things be done with charity.
15Â I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
16Â That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
17Â I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
18Â For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
19Â The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
20Â All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
21Â The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.
22Â If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
23Â The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
24Â My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.