1 Corinthians 15:16
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New International Version
For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.

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

English Standard Version
For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.

Berean Study Bible
For if the dead are not raised, then not even Christ has been raised.

Berean Literal Bible
For if the dead are not raised, neither has Christ been raised.

New American Standard Bible
For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For if the dead are not raised, Christ has not been raised.

International Standard Version
For if the dead are not raised, then the Messiah has not been raised,

NET Bible
For if the dead are not raised, then not even Christ has been raised.

New Heart English Bible
For if the dead are not raised, neither has Christ been raised.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if those who have died do not live again, not even The Messiah is alive.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, if the dead don't come back to life, then Christ hasn't come back to life either.

New American Standard 1977
For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not raised either;

King James 2000 Bible
For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

American King James Version
For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if the dead rise not again, neither is Christ risen again.

Darby Bible Translation
For if [those that are] dead are not raised, neither is Christ raised;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

Weymouth New Testament
For if none of the dead are raised to life, then Christ has not risen;

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

Young's Literal Translation
for if dead persons do not rise, neither hath Christ risen,
Study Bible
The Resurrection of the Dead
15In that case, we are also exposed as false witnesses about God. For we have testified about God that He raised Christ from the dead, but He did not raise Him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16For if the dead are not raised, then not even Christ has been raised. 17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:15
In that case, we are also exposed as false witnesses about God. For we have testified about God that He raised Christ from the dead, but He did not raise Him if in fact the dead are not raised.

1 Corinthians 15:17
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
Treasury of Scripture

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

(16) For if the dead rise not.--Better, if the dead be not raised. The Apostle has in the previous verse completed the argument as to the historical fact of Christ's resurrection, which proves that the denial of the doctrine of the resurrection cannot be maintained unless it can be shown that the Apostles are wilfully bearing false testimony, and that their preaching, and the faith of those who accepted it, is vain. He now turns to a different line of argument--a reductio ad absurdum. He maintains the doctrine of the resurrection by showing the incredible absurdities to which a belief in the contrary must lead. If you do not believe in a resurrection, you must believe--(1) That Christ is not raised, and that your faith, therefore, being false, has no result--that you are still slaves of sin. This you know by personal experience to be false. As well might a living man try to believe that he is a corpse. (2) That all who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished; that is, that the noblest and most unselfish perish like brutes. (3) That God gives men a good hope in Christ, and that it, not being fulfilled here, is never to be fulfilled. In other words, if there be no resurrection, the only alternative is atheism, for otherwise you have to believe that, though there is a God who is wise and just, yet that the purest and greatest life ever lived is no better in the end than the life of a dog; that those who have lived the most unselfish lives have perished like beasts; and that God aroused a hunger and thirst of the purest kind in some souls, only that the hunger should never be satisfied, and the thirst never be quenched.

Verse 16. - This verse is a repetition of Ver. 13, to emphasize the argument that the Christian faith in the Resurrection rests not on philosophic theory, but on an historic fact. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised. This is a repetition of the argument in 1 Corinthians 15:13 made partly to show the importance of it, and partly to observe other absurdities, following upon the conclusion of it. 16. The repetition implies the unanswerable force of the argument.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.
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