1 Corinthians, Chapter 15
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
1 Corinthians, Chapter 7
1: Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man
not to touch a woman.
2: Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and
let every woman have her own husband.
3: Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also
the wife unto the husband.
4: The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise
also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
5: Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that
ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that
Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
6: But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
7: For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his
proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
8: I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they
abide even as I.
9: But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry
than to burn.
10: And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the
wife depart from her husband:
11: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her
husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
12: But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that
believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her
13: And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be
pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
14: For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the
unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children
unclean; but now are they holy.
15: But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is
not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
16: For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or
how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
17: But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every
one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
18: Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised.
Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
19: Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping
of the commandments of God.
20: Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
21: Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be
made free, use it rather.
22: For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's
freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
23: Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
24: Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
25: Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my
judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
26: I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say,
that it is good for a man so to be.
27: Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from
a wife? seek not a wife.
28: But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she
hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I
29: But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both
they that have wives be as though they had none;
30: And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as
though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
31: And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this
world passeth away.
32: But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth
for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
33: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how
he may please his wife.
34: There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried
woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body
and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world,
how she may please her husband.
35: And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon
you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord
36: But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his
virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do
what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
37: Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no
necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his
heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
38: So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth
her not in marriage doeth better.
39: The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her
husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in
40: But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also
that I have the Spirit of God.