1 Corinthians 15:18
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New International Version
Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.

New Living Translation
In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost!

English Standard Version
Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

New American Standard Bible
Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

King James Bible
Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished.

International Standard Version
Yes, even those who have died believing in the Messiah are lost.

NET Bible
Furthermore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Doubtless also those who fell asleep in The Messiah have themselves perished.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then those who have died as believers in Christ no longer exist.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then those also who are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

King James 2000 Bible
Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

American King James Version
Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

American Standard Version
Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ, are perished.

Darby Bible Translation
Then indeed also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

English Revised Version
Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

Weymouth New Testament
It follows also that those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

World English Bible
Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

Young's Literal Translation
then, also, those having fallen asleep in Christ did perish;
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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 18. - Which are fallen asleep in Christ. Christians whose bodies have sunk into the sleep of death. Are perished. A notion which he feels that Christians must reject as utterly impossible. All that goodness, faith, tenderness, love, have not been dissolved to nothing.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ,.... That is, who are dead, and have died in Christ: death is often represented by a sleep, and that more than once in this chapter; and doubtless with a view to the resurrection, which will be an awaking out of it, since it will not be perpetual: some understand this of such only who were fallen asleep, or died martyrs for the sake of Christ and his Gospel; as Stephen, James the brother of John, and others; but rather it designs all such as die in Christ, in union with him, whether in the lively exercise of faith, or not; of whom it must be said, if Christ is not risen, that they

are perished: soul and body; for if there is no reason to believe the resurrection of the dead, there is no reason to believe the immortality of the soul, or a future state, but rather that the soul perishes with the body, and that there is no existence after death: though should it be insisted on that the soul survives, and shall live without the body to all eternity, it must be in a state of misery, if Christ is not risen, because it must be in its sins; and neither sanctified nor justified, and consequently cannot be glorified, so that the whole may be said to be perished; the body perishes in the grave, the soul in hell; but God forbid that this should be said of those, who have either died for Christ, or in him: can it be that any that are in Christ, that are united to him, one body and spirit with him, should ever perish? or those that are asleep in him be lost? no, those that sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him at the last day, who shall be for ever with him, and for ever happy.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. fallen asleep in Christ—in communion with Christ as His members. "In Christ's case the term used is death, to assure us of the reality of His suffering; in our case, sleep, to give us consolation: In His case, His resurrection having actually taken place, Paul shrinks not from the term death; in ours, the resurrection being still only a matter of hope, he uses the term falling asleep" [Photius, Quæstiones Amphilochiæ, 197].

perished—Their souls are lost; they are in misery in the unseen world.

1 Corinthians 15:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Resurrection of the Dead
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. 19If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.
Cross References
Acts 7:60
Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:6
After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.

1 Thessalonians 4:14
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

1 Thessalonians 4:15
According to the Lord's word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

Revelation 14:13
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them."
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