15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,

15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
15:2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain.

15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
15:4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,

15:5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
15:5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.

15:6 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.
15:6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep.

15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
15:7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.

15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
15:8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

15:10 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.
15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

15:11 Therefore whether [it were] I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
15:11 Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
15:12 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

15:13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
15:13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen.

15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain.
15:14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.

15:15 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.
15:15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up--if in fact the dead do not rise.

15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
15:16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen.

15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins.
15:17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!

15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
15:18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept.
15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

15:21 For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead.
15:21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.

15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.

15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
15:23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming.

15:24 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.
15:24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.

15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
15:25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.

15:26 The last enemy [that] shall be destroyed [is] death.
15:26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.

15:27 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.
15:27 For "He has put all things under His feet." But when He says "all things are put under Him," it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted.

15:28 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.
15:28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

15:29 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?
15:29 Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why then are they baptized for the dead?

15:30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
15:30 And why do we stand in jeopardy every hour?

15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
15:31 I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

15:32 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.
15:32 If, in the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me? If the dead do not rise, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"

15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
15:33 Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits."

15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak [this] to your shame.
15:34 Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.

15:35 But some [man] will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
15:35 But someone will say, "How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?"

15:36 [Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
15:36 Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies.

15:37 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]:
15:37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain--perhaps wheat or some other grain.

15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
15:38 But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.

15:39 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.
15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.

15:40 [There are] also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial [is] one, and the [glory] of the terrestrial [is] another.
15:40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

15:41 [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.
15:41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.

15:42 So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.

15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
15:43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.

15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
15:44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.
15:45 And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

15:46 Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
15:46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.

15:47 The first man [is] of the earth, earthy: the second man [is] the Lord from heaven.
15:47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.

15:48 As [is] the earthy, such [are] they also that are earthy: and as [is] the heavenly, such [are] they also that are heavenly.
15:48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.

15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
15:49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.

15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.

15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed--

15:52 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.
15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

15:54 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.
15:54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."

15:55 O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?
15:55 "O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?"

15:56 The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.
15:56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.

15:57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:58 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.
15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.