1 Corinthians 15:13
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New International Version
If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

New Living Translation
For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either.

English Standard Version
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

New American Standard Bible
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;

King James Bible
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised;

International Standard Version
If there is no resurrection of the dead, then the Messiah has not been raised,

NET Bible
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if there is no life for the dead, even The Messiah has not risen.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the dead can't be brought back to life, then Christ hasn't come back to life.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then neither is Christ risen;

King James 2000 Bible
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

American King James Version
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

American Standard Version
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen again.

Darby Bible Translation
But if there is not a resurrection of [those that are] dead, neither is Christ raised:

English Revised Version
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised:

Webster's Bible Translation
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not raised.

Weymouth New Testament
If there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead, then Christ Himself has not risen to life.

World English Bible
But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ been raised.

Young's Literal Translation
and if there be no rising again of dead persons, neither hath Christ risen;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:12-19 Having shown that Christ was risen, the apostle answers those who said there would be no resurrection. There had been no justification, or salvation, if Christ had not risen. And must not faith in Christ be vain, and of no use, if he is still among the dead? The proof of the resurrection of the body is the resurrection of our Lord. Even those who died in the faith, had perished in their sins, if Christ had not risen. All who believe in Christ, have hope in him, as a Redeemer; hope for redemption and salvation by him; but if there is no resurrection, or future recompence, their hope in him can only be as to this life. And they must be in a worse condition than the rest of mankind, especially at the time, and under the circumstances, in which the apostles wrote; for then Christians were hated and persecuted by all men. But it is not so; they, of all men, enjoy solid comforts amidst all their difficulties and trials, even in the times of the sharpest persecution.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Then is Christ not risen. If the possibility of a resurrection be generically denied, it cannot in any instance be true. Yet you admit as Christians that Christ rose! and his resurrection "has begotten us again to a lively hope" (1 Peter 1:3; see 2 Corinthians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; John 14:19).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But if there be no resurrection of the dead,.... If there is no such thing as a resurrection of any, if the thing is not possible, if it never has been, is, or will be true in fact:

then is Christ not risen. The apostle argues from a general, to a particular; from the general resurrection of the dead, to the particular resurrection of Christ; and from a negation of the one, to a negation of the other; for what does not agree with the whole, does not agree with the part; and what is true of the whole, is true of the part; but if the resurrection of Christ is not true, many are the absurdities that must follow upon it, and which the apostle next enumerates.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. If there be no general resurrection, which is the consequent, then there can have been no resurrection of Christ, which is the antecedent. The head and the members of the body stand on the same footing: what does not hold good of them, does not hold good of Him either: His resurrection and theirs are inseparably joined (compare 1Co 15:20-22; Joh 14:19).

1 Corinthians 15:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Resurrection of the Dead
12Now 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? 13But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; 14and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:12
But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

1 Corinthians 15:14
And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
Treasury of Scripture

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

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits …

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes …

Acts 23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, …

Romans 4:24,25 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him …

Romans 8:11,23 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you…

2 Corinthians 4:10-14 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that …

Colossians 3:1-4 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, …

1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also …

2 Timothy 4:8 From now on there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which …

Hebrews 2:14 For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, …

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, …

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever …

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