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

New Living Translation
And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins.

English Standard Version
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.

New American Standard Bible
and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.

King James Bible
And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.

International Standard Version
and if the Messiah has not been raised, your faith is worthless and you are still imprisoned by your sins.

NET Bible
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if The Messiah is not alive, your faith is empty and you are yet in your sins;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If Christ hasn't come back to life, your faith is worthless and sin still has you in its power.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and if Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; ye are even yet in your sins.

King James 2000 Bible
And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins.

American King James Version
And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins.

American Standard Version
and if Christ hath not been raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if Christ be not risen again, your faith is vain, for you are yet in your sins.

Darby Bible Translation
but if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins.

English Revised Version
and if Christ hath not been raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

Weymouth New Testament
and if Christ has not risen, your faith is a vain thing--you are still in your sins.

World English Bible
If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.

Young's Literal Translation
and if Christ hath not risen, vain is your faith, ye are yet in your sins;
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 17. - Vain; rather, frustrate. The word used (mataia) is different from the word used (kene) in ver 14. Ye are yet in your sins. Because a dead Redeemer could be no Redeemer. Christ's resurrection is the pledge of his Divine power. He was "raised for our justification" (Romans 4:25). It is only "as a Prince and Saviour" that "God hath exalted him to give repentance and forgiveness of sins" (Acts 5:31; Romans 5:10).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain,.... As before in 1 Corinthians 15:14 not only the doctrine of faith, but the grace of faith in Christ; even that faith, which is the faith of God's elect; the pure gift of his grace, and the operation of his power; which Christ is the object, author, and finisher of; and which he prays for, that it may not fail; and to which salvation is so often promised in the sacred Scriptures; and yet is vain, than which nothing can be more absurd: it follows,

ye are yet in your sins: in a state of nature and unregeneracy, under the power and dominion of sin, being neither regenerated nor sanctified; for regeneration is owing to the resurrection of Christ from the dead, and is a branch of the power, virtue, and efficacy of it: but if Christ is not risen, there never was, is, or will be any such thing as regeneration and sanctification; things, if ever wrought by the Spirit, are done by him in virtue, and in imitation of the resurrection, as well as the death of Christ: moreover, if Christ is not risen, his people are under the guilt of their sins; there is no expiation nor remission of them, nor justification from them; for though he was delivered as a sacrifice to atone for their offences, and his blood was shed to obtain the forgiveness of their sins, yet he must be raised again for their justification, and be exalted as a Prince and a Saviour, as to give repentance, so remission of sins, or they will never enjoy these blessings; for notwithstanding his sufferings and death, if he lies under the power of the grave, they must remain under the power and guilt of sin, and be liable to everlasting punishment for it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. vain—Ye are, by the very fact (supposing the case to be as the skeptics maintained), frustrated of all which "your faith" appropriates: Ye are still under the everlasting condemnation of your sins (even in the disembodied state which is here referred to), from which Christ's resurrection is our justification (Ro 4:25): "saved by his life" (Ro 5:10).

1 Corinthians 15:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Resurrection of the Dead
16For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.…
Cross References
Romans 4:25
He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

1 Corinthians 15:16
For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.
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Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.

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