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.

Berean Study Bible
and that He appeared to Cephas and then to the Twelve.

Berean Literal Bible
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.

New Heart English 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.

New American Standard 1977
and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

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,
Study Bible
The Resurrection of Christ
4that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5and that He appeared to Cephas and then to the Twelve. 6After that, He appeared to more than five hundred brothers at once, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.…
Cross References
Mark 16:14
Later as they were eating, Jesus appeared to the eleven and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.

Luke 24:34
and saying, "The Lord has indeed risen, and He has appeared to Simon!"

Luke 24:36
While they were describing these events, Jesus Himself stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."

John 1:42
Andrew brought him to Jesus, who looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which means Peter).

John 20:19
It was the first day of the week, and that very evening, while the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them. "Peace be with you!" He said to them.

Acts 1:3
After His suffering, He presented Himself to them with many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a span of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:12
What I mean is this: Individuals among you are saying, "I follow Paul," "I follow Apollos," "I follow Cephas," or "I follow Christ."
Treasury of Scripture

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

that.

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

Cephas.

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, …

then.

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 …

(5) That he was seen of Cephas.--From the indications of sequence here given we may conclude that the appearances here grouped together are arranged in chronological order. We have these appearances:--(1) To Cephas (see Luke 24:34). (2) To the Twelve--the phrase "the Twelve" being used to indicate, not the number of those present, but the group to which they belonged, as Decemviri might be used, or Hebdomadal Council, not to express the exact number but the corporate body--(see Luke 24:36; John 20:19). This was probably the appearance to the ten Apostles, and is distinguished from a subsequent appearance to "all the Apostles." (3) To above five hundred brethren at once. This must have been in Galilee, for at a later date (see Acts 1:15) the Church at Jerusalem consisted of only one hundred and twenty disciples. (See Matthew 28:16-17, and Acts 1:15.) (4) To James. This appearance is recorded only here and in the Gospel of the Hebrews, which is quoted by St. Jerome, "But the Lord, when he had given the sindn" (the same word as that for the "linen garment," in Mark 14:51) "to the servant of the priest, had a table brought out, and bread on it, which He blessed and gave to James, saying, 'Eat thy bread now, brother, since the Son of Man has risen from the dead;' for James had sworn that he would not eat bread from the hour in which he had drunk the cup of the Lord until he should see Him rising from the dead." (5) To all the Apostles, Thomas being present (John 20:26). (6) St. Paul himself (Acts 9:5). To these facts St. Paul appeals. Most of those who saw Him were alive. Their enemies were alive to dispute it if they could. The witnesses had nothing to gain, everything to lose by telling the truth. The evidence was set forth some twenty-five or thirty years after the occurrence of the alleged facts. The Apostle here maintains the truth of an historical fact. He appeals solely to historical proof, and accumulates a mass of historical testimony, such as in any matter of history, if produced so shortly after the occurrence, would be deemed overwhelming.

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.). 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. 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."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.
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