1 Corinthians 15:11
New International Version
Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

New Living Translation
So it makes no difference whether I preach or they preach, for we all preach the same message you have already believed.

English Standard Version
Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

Berean Study Bible
Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore whether it was I or they, thus we preach, and thus you believed.

New American Standard Bible
Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

King James Bible
Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

Christian Standard Bible
Whether, then, it is I or they, so we proclaim and so you have believed.

Contemporary English Version
But it doesn't matter if I preached or if they preached. All of you believed the message just the same.

Good News Translation
So then, whether it came from me or from them, this is what we all preach, and this is what you believe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, whether it is I or they, so we proclaim and so you have believed.

International Standard Version
So, whether it was I or the others, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

NET Bible
Whether then it was I or they, this is the way we preach and this is the way you believed.

New Heart English Bible
Whether then it is I or they, so we proclaim, and so you believed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whether I, therefore, or they, in this way we preach, and in this way you have believed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So, whether it was I or someone else, this is the message we brought you, and this is what you believed.

New American Standard 1977
Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.

American King James Version
Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.

American Standard Version
Whether then it be I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For whether I, or they, so we preach, and so you have believed.

Darby Bible Translation
Whether, therefore, I or they, thus we preach, and thus ye have believed.

English Revised Version
Whether then it be I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore whether it was I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

Weymouth New Testament
But whether it is I or they, this is the way we preach and the way that you came to believe.

World English Bible
Whether then it is I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.

Young's Literal Translation
whether, then, I or they, so we preach, and so ye did believe.
Study Bible
The Resurrection of Christ
10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not in vain. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 11Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed. 12But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not in vain. No, I worked harder than all of them--yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

1 Corinthians 15:12
But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.

1 Corinthians 15:3,4
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; …

1 Corinthians 2:2
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.







Lexicon
Whether,
εἴτε (eite)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1535: And if, whether. From ei and te; if too.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

[it was] I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

or
εἴτε (eite)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1535: And if, whether. From ei and te; if too.

they,
ἐκεῖνοι (ekeinoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

this is what
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

we preach,
κηρύσσομεν (kēryssomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2784: To proclaim, herald, preach. Of uncertain affinity; to herald, especially divine truth.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

this is what
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

you believed.
ἐπιστεύσατε (episteusate)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.
(11) Therefore whether . . .--Better, Whether, therefore, it were I or they. Such (see 1Corinthians 15:3-4) was and is our teaching, such was your belief. It matters not from whom it came, whether from the greatest or least of the Apostles, the gospel was preached, and was accepted by you. These words thus recall the reader from the strong personal feeling shown in the preceding verse to the main argument.

Verse 11. - Whether it were I or they; namely, who preached this gospel to you. It is not his immediate object to maintain his independent apostolic claims, but only to appeal to the fact of the Resurrection which was preached by all the apostles alike. So. In accordance with the testimony just given (vers. 4-8). We preach. There are in the New Testament two words for "preaching." One is often rendered "prophesy," and refers to spiritual instruction and exhortation. The other, which is used here, is "we proclaim," or "herald" (kerusso), and refers to the statement of the facts of the gospel - Christ crucified and risen (1 Corinthians 2:2; Acts 4:2; Acts 8:5). Besides these, there is the one word for "to preach the gospel," or "evangelize." 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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