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1 Corinthians 15:16

    1 Corinthians 15:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For if the dead are not raised, neither hath Christ been raised:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For if it is not possible for the dead to come to life again, then Christ has not come to life again:

    Webster's Revision

    For if the dead are not raised, neither hath Christ been raised:

    World English Bible

    For if the dead aren't raised, neither has Christ been raised.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For if the dead are not raised, neither hath Christ been raised:

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:16

    False witnesses - As having testified the fact of Christ's resurrection, as a matter which ourselves had witnessed, when we knew that we bore testimony to a falsehood. But could five hundred persons agree in this imposition? And if they did, is it possible that some one would not discover the cheat, when he could have no interest in keeping the secret, and might greatly promote his secular interest by making the discovery? Such a case never occurred, and never can occur. The testimony, therefore, concerning the resurrection of Christ, is incontrovertibly true.

    If so be that the dead rise not - This clause is wanting in DE, Syriac, some of the Slavonian, and Itala; several also of the primitive fathers omit it. Its great similarity to the following words might be the cause of its omission by some copyists.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 15:16

    For if the dead rise not ... - This is a repetition of what is said in 1 Corinthians 15:13. It is repeated here, evidently, because of its importance. It was a great and momentous truth which would "bear" repetition, that if there was no resurrection, as some held, then it would follow that the Lord Jesus was not raised up.