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.

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

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

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

NASB 1995
Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

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

Amplified Bible
So whether it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed and trusted in and relied on with confidence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
whether, then, I or they, so we preach, and so 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









(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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

they,
ἐκεῖνοι (ekeinoi)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 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 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 2784: To proclaim, herald, preach. Of uncertain affinity; to herald, especially divine truth.

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

this is what
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's 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 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.


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