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1 Corinthians 15:7

    1 Corinthians 15:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he was seen by James; then by all the Apostles.

    Webster's Revision

    then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles;

    World English Bible

    Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15:7

    After that, he was seen of James - But where, and on what occasion, we are not told; nor indeed do we know which James is intended; James the son of Zebedee, or James the son of Alpheus. But one thing is sufficiently evident, from what is here said, that this James, of whom the apostle speaks, was still alive; for the apostle's manner of speaking justifies this conclusion.

    Then of all the apostles - Including, not only the eleven, but, as some suppose, the seventy-two disciples.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 15:7

    After that, he was seen of James - This appearance is not recorded by the evangelists. It is mentioned in the fragment of the apocryphal Gospel according to the Hebrews, which is, however, of no authority. It is probable that the Lord Jesus appeared often to the disciples, since he was 40 days on earth after his resurrection, and the evangelists have only mentioned the more prominent instances, and enough to substantiate the fact of his resurrection. This James, the fathers say, was James the Less, the brother or cousin-german of the Lord Jesus. The other James was dead (see Acts 12:1) when this Epistle was written. This James, the author of the Epistle that bears his name, was stationed in Jerusalem. When Paul went there, after his return from Arabia, he had an interview with James (see Galatians 1:19, "But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother"), and it is highly probable that Paul would state to him the vision which he had of the Lord Jesus on his way to Damascus, and that James also would state to Paul the fact that he had seen him after he rose. This may be the reason why Paul here mentions the fact, because he had it from the lips of James himself.

    Then of all the apostles - By all the apostles. Perhaps the occasion at the sea of Galilee, recorded in John 21:14. Or it is possible that he frequently met the apostles assembled together, and that Paul means to say, that during the forty days after his resurrection he was often seen by them.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 15:7

    15:7 Then by all the apostles - The twelve were mentioned 1Cor 15:5. This title here, therefore, seems to include the seventy; if not all those, likewise, whom God afterwards sent to plant the gospel in heathen nations.