1 Corinthians 15:20
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New International Version
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

New Living Translation
But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.

English Standard Version
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Berean Study Bible
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Berean Literal Bible
But now Christ has been raised out from the dead, the firstfruit of those having fallen asleep.

New American Standard Bible
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.

King James Bible
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

International Standard Version
But at this moment the Messiah stands risen from the dead, the first one offered in the harvest of those who have died.

NET Bible
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But now The Messiah is risen from among the dead and is the first fruits of those who sleep.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But now Christ has come back from the dead. He is the very first person of those who have died to come back to life.

New American Standard 1977
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But now Christ is risen from the dead and become the firstfruits of those that slept.

King James 2000 Bible
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

American King James Version
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.

American Standard Version
But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that are asleep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep :

Darby Bible Translation
(But now Christ is raised from among [the] dead, first-fruits of those fallen asleep.

English Revised Version
But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that are asleep.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now is Christ raised from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.

Weymouth New Testament
But, in reality, Christ *has* risen from among the dead, being the first to do so of those who are asleep.

World English Bible
But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, Christ hath risen out of the dead -- the first-fruits of those sleeping he became,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:20-34 All that are by faith united to Christ, are by his resurrection assured of their own. As through the sin of the first Adam, all men became mortal, because all had from him the same sinful nature, so, through the resurrection of Christ, shall all who are made to partake of the Spirit, and the spiritual nature, revive, and live for ever. There will be an order in the resurrection. Christ himself has been the first-fruits; at his coming, his redeemed people will be raised before others; at the last the wicked will rise also. Then will be the end of this present state of things. Would we triumph in that solemn and important season, we must now submit to his rule, accept his salvation, and live to his glory. Then shall we rejoice in the completion of his undertaking, that God may receive the whole glory of our salvation, that we may for ever serve him, and enjoy his favour. What shall those do, who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Perhaps baptism is used here in a figure, for afflictions, sufferings, and martyrdom, as Mt 20:22,23. What is, or will become of those who have suffered many and great injuries, and have even lost their lives, for this doctrine of the resurrection, if the dead rise not at all? Whatever the meaning may be, doubtless the apostle's argument was understood by the Corinthians. And it is as plain to us that Christianity would be a foolish profession, if it proposed advantage to themselves by their faithfulness to God; and to have our fruit to holiness, that our end may be everlasting life. But we must not live like beasts, as we do not die like them. It must be ignorance of God that leads any to disbelieve the resurrection and future life. Those who own a God and a providence, and observe how unequal things are in the present life, how frequently the best men fare worst, cannot doubt as to an after-state, where every thing will be set to rights. Let us not be joined with ungodly men; but warn all around us, especially children and young persons, to shun them as a pestilence. Let us awake to righteousness, and not sin.
Study Bible
The Order of Resurrection
19If our hope in Christ is for this life alone, we are to be pitied more than all men. 20But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.…
Cross References
Acts 2:24
But God raised Him from the dead, releasing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its clutches.

Acts 26:23
that Christ would suffer, and as the first to rise from the dead, He would proclaim light to our people and to the Gentiles."

1 Corinthians 15:6
After that, He appeared to more than five hundred brothers at once, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:23
But each in his own turn: Christ the firstfruits; then at His coming, those who belong to Him.

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise.

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy, He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Revelation 1:5
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood,

Revelation 14:13
And I heard a voice from heaven telling me to write, "Blessed are the dead--those who die in the Lord from this moment on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labors, for their deeds will follow them."
Treasury of Scripture

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.

now. See on.

1 Corinthians 15:4-8 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according …

the first-fruits.

1 Corinthians 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward …

Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should …

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

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, …

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

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first …

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