1 Corinthians 15:6
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.

English Standard Version
Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.

New American Standard Bible
After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;

King James Bible
After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He appeared to over 500 brothers at one time; most of them are still alive, but some have fallen asleep.

International Standard Version
After that, he was seen by more than 500 brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.

NET Bible
Then he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And after that, he appeared to more than 500 brethren together, many of whom remain until now, and some of them have fallen asleep.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he appeared to more than 500 believers at one time. (Most of these people are still living, but some have died.)

Jubilee Bible 2000
after that, he appeared unto more than five hundred brothers at once, of whom the greater part remain unto now, but some are fallen asleep.

King James 2000 Bible
After that, he was seen of over five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain until now, but some are fallen asleep.

American King James Version
After that, he was seen of above five hundred brothers at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some are fallen asleep.

American Standard Version
then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain until now, but some are fallen asleep;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once: of whom many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep.

Darby Bible Translation
Then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the most remain until now, but some also have fallen asleep.

English Revised Version
then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain until now, but some are fallen asleep;

Webster's Bible Translation
After that he was seen by above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some have fallen asleep.

Weymouth New Testament
Afterwards He was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once, most of whom are still alive, although some of them have now fallen asleep.

World English Bible
Then he appeared to over five hundred brothers at once, most of whom remain until now, but some have also fallen asleep.

Young's Literal Translation
afterwards he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain till now, and certain also did fall asleep;
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 6. - Above five hundred brethren at once. We cannot be certain whether this memorable appearance took place in Jerusalem or in Galilee. It is, however, most probable that this was the appearance on the mountain (Matthew 28:16, 17; comp. Matthew 26:32). Of whom the greater part remain unto this present. This sentence - a confident contemporary appeal to a very large number of living witnesses, by one who would rather have died than lied - is of the highest evidential value. It shows that the Resurrection was not "a thing done in a corner "(Acts 26:26). Fallen asleep. The beautiful and common word for death in the New Testament (Matthew 27:52; John 11:11; Acts 7:60, etc.). Hence the word "cemetery" - "a sleeping place."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

After that he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once,.... Not at, or near Jerusalem, for the number of the disciples that were together there, made but about an hundred and twenty, Acts 1:15 but in Galilee, where Christ, in the days of his flesh, had most chiefly conversed, most frequently preached and wrought his miracles, and where the number of his disciples and followers were very large: here he promised his disciples to go before them, and show himself to them after his resurrection, as he accordingly did, Matthew 26:32. And this being signified by the apostles to the brethren there, it is no wonder that there was such a number of them gathered on that occasion:

of whom the greater part remain unto this present; and so might be personally applied unto for the truth of this, was it necessary; it being but about five or six and twenty years ago at the writing of this epistle:

and some were fallen asleep; were dead, as it might be reasonably thought there were among so many, and in such a length of time; though doubtless these had surviving friends, relations, and acquaintance, to whom they had communicated this important case, and who were ready to attest what they had heard them in the most solemn manner declare.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. five hundred—This appearance was probably on the mountain (Tabor, according to tradition), in Galilee, when His most solemn and public appearance, according to His special promise, was vouchsafed (Mt 26:32; 28:7, 10, 16). He "appointed" this place, as one remote from Jerusalem, so that believers might assemble there more freely and securely. Alford's theory of Jerusalem being the scene, is improbable; as such a multitude of believers could not, with any safety, have met in one place in the metropolis, after His crucifixion there. The number of disciples (Ac 1:15) at Jerusalem shortly after, was one hundred and twenty, those in Galilee and elsewhere not being reckoned. Andronicus and Junius were, perhaps, of the number (Ro 16:7): they are said to be "among the apostles" (who all were witnesses of the resurrection, Ac 1:22).

remain unto this present—and, therefore, may be sifted thoroughly to ascertain the trustworthiness of their testimony.

fallen asleep—in the sure hope of awaking at the resurrection (Ac 7:60).

1 Corinthians 15:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Resurrection of Christ
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; 7then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles;…
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 15:18
Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.

1 Corinthians 15:20
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
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After that, he was seen of above five hundred brothers at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some are fallen asleep.

he was.

Matthew 28:10,16,17 Then said Jesus to them, Be not afraid: go tell my brothers that …

Mark 16:7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goes before …

are.

1 Corinthians 15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this …

Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of …

1 Thessalonians 4:13,15 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning them …

2 Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers …

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