1 Corinthians 15:5
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New International Version
and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve.

New Living Translation
He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve.

English Standard Version
and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

New American Standard Bible
and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

King James Bible
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.

International Standard Version
and he was seen by Cephas, and then by the Twelve.

NET Bible
and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he appeared to Kaypha, and after him, to the twelve.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He appeared to Cephas. Next he appeared to the twelve apostles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and that he appeared to Cephas and then to the twelve;

King James 2000 Bible
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

American King James Version
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

American Standard Version
and that he appeared to Cephas; then to the twelve;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that he was seen by Cephas; and after that by the eleven.

Darby Bible Translation
and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

English Revised Version
and that he appeared to Cephas; then to the twelve;

Webster's Bible Translation
And that he was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve:

Weymouth New Testament
and was seen by Peter, and then by the Twelve.

World English Bible
and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

Young's Literal Translation
and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:1-11 The word resurrection, usually points out our existence beyond the grave. Of the apostle's doctrine not a trace can be found in all the teaching of philosophers. The doctrine of Christ's death and resurrection, is the foundation of Christianity. Remove this, and all our hopes for eternity sink at once. And it is by holding this truth firm, that Christians stand in the day of trial, and are kept faithful to God. We believe in vain, unless we keep in the faith of the gospel. This truth is confirmed by Old Testament prophecies; and many saw Christ after he was risen. This apostle was highly favoured, but he always had a low opinion of himself, and expressed it. When sinners are, by Divine grace, turned into saints, God causes the remembrance of former sins to make them humble, diligent, and faithful. He ascribes to Divine grace all that was valuable in him. True believers, though not ignorant of what the Lord has done for, in, and by them, yet when they look at their whole conduct and their obligations, they are led to feel that none are so worthless as they are. All true Christians believe that Jesus Christ, and him crucified, and then risen from the dead, is the sun and substance of Christianity. All the apostles agreed in this testimony; by this faith they lived, and in this faith they died.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Was seen of Cephas (Luke 24:34). The appearances to the women (John 20:14, etc.) are omitted, as being evidential rather to the apostles than to the world. The twelve (John 20:19, 26). Some officious scribes have in some manuscripts altered the word into" the eleven." But "the twelve" is here the designation of an office, and great ancient writers are always indifferent to mere pragmatic accuracy in trifles which involve nothing. To witness to the Resurrection was a main function of "the twelve" (Acts 2:23; Acts 3:15; Acts 10:40, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And that he was seen of Cephas,.... Or Simon Peter; for Cephas was a name given him by Christ, John 1:42. This was not another Cephas, one of the seventy disciples, as Clemens suggests (g), but the Apostle Peter himself, to whom it is certain the Lord appeared. Not that he was the first person by whom Christ was seen after his resurrection, for he first appeared to Mary Magdalene, Mark 16:9 but the testimony of the women the apostle omits, and it seems as if Peter was the first of the men that saw Christ when risen, see Luke 24:34. Whether he was one of the disciples that went to Emmaus, to whom Christ joined himself, and entered into discourse with, is not certain; it should rather seem, that the appearance here referred to was when he was alone;

then of the twelve; though there were then but eleven of them, Judas being gone from them, and having destroyed himself; and at the first appearance of Christ to them, there were but ten present, Thomas being absent; and yet because their original number, when first chosen and called, were twelve, they still went by the same name; see John 20:24. The appearance or appearances here referred to are those in John 20:19. The Vulgate Latin reads the "eleven"; and so the Claromontane exemplar.

(g) Apud Euseb. Eccl. Hist. l. 1. c. 12.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. seen of Cephas—Peter (Lu 24:34).

the twelve—The round number for "the Eleven" (Lu 24:33, 36). "The Twelve" was their ordinary appellation, even when their number was not full. However, very possibly Matthias was present (Ac 1:22, 23). Some of the oldest manuscripts and versions read, "the Eleven": but the best on the whole, "the Twelve."

1 Corinthians 15:5 Additional Commentaries
The Resurrection of Christ
4and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;…
Cross References
Mark 16:14
Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.

Luke 24:34
and saying, "It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon."

Luke 24:36
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."

John 1:42
And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which, when translated, is Peter).

John 20:19
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"

Acts 1:3
After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:12
What I mean is this: One of you says, "I follow Paul"; another, "I follow Apollos"; another, "I follow Cephas"; still another, "I follow Christ."
Treasury of Scripture

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:


Luke 24:34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon.


1 Corinthians 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you said, I am of Paul; and I of …

1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, …

1 Corinthians 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other …

John 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, …


Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided …

Luke 24:36 And as they thus spoke, Jesus himself stood in the middle of them, …

John 20:19-26 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week…

Acts 1:2-14 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the …

Acts 10:41 Not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before God, even to …

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