1 Corinthians 15:14
New International Version
And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

New Living Translation
And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless.

English Standard Version
And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.

Berean Study Bible
And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is worthless, and so is your faith.

Berean Literal Bible
And if Christ has not been raised, then also our preaching is void, and your faith is void.

King James Bible
And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

New King James Version
And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.

New American Standard Bible
and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, your faith also is in vain.

NASB 1995
and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.

NASB 1977
and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.

Amplified Bible
and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain [useless, amounting to nothing], and your faith is also vain [imaginary, unfounded, devoid of value and benefit—not based on truth].

Christian Standard Bible
and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is in vain, and so is your faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is without foundation, and so is your faith.

American Standard Version
and if Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if The Messiah is not risen, our preaching is worthless and your faith is also worthless.

Contemporary English Version
And if Christ wasn't raised to life, our message is worthless, and so is your faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if Christ be not risen again, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

English Revised Version
and if Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, your faith also is vain.

Good News Translation
and if Christ has not been raised from death, then we have nothing to preach and you have nothing to believe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If Christ hasn't come back to life, our message has no meaning and your faith also has no meaning.

International Standard Version
and if the Messiah has not been raised, then our message means nothing and your faith means nothing.

Literal Standard Version
and if Christ has not risen, then our preaching [is] void, and your faith [is] also void,

NET Bible
And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is futile and your faith is empty.

New Heart English Bible
If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith also is in vain.

Weymouth New Testament
And if Christ has not risen, it follows that what we preach is a delusion, and that your faith also is a delusion.

World English Bible
If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith also is in vain.

Young's Literal Translation
and if Christ hath not risen, then void is our preaching, and void also your faith,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Resurrection of the Dead
13If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is worthless, and so is your faith. 15In that case, we are also exposed as false witnesses about God. For we have testified about God that He raised Christ from the dead, but He did not raise Him if in fact the dead are not raised.…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:13
If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

1 Thessalonians 4:14
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, we also believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him.


Treasury of Scripture

And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

1 Corinthians 15:2,17
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain…

Psalm 73:13
Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

Isaiah 49:4
Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.









(14) If Christ be not risen.--Better, but if Christ be not raised; and so all through this passage.

Then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.--The Apostles had preached a risen Christ, their converts had believed in a risen Christ, but now the proposition is, There is no resurrection; therefore Christ is not risen; therefore the preaching and the faith which are based on the delusion that He is risen are both vain and useless. The argument is still purely an appeal to historical evidence supporting an historical fact, and to the consequences involved in denying that fact (see 1Corinthians 15:16).

Verse 14. - Vain. You accepted our proclamation (kerugma), yet it would be utterly void if its central testimony was false. The word translated "then" has a sort of ironic force - "after all," or "it seems." The whole argument is at once an argumentum ad hominem and a reductio ad absurdum. Your faith is also vain. For it would be faith in a crucified man, not in the risen Christ.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

if
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

Christ
Χριστὸς (Christos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

has not been raised,
ἐγήγερται (egēgertai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1453: (a) I wake, arouse, (b) I raise up. Probably akin to the base of agora; to waken, i.e. Rouse.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

preaching
κήρυγμα (kērygma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2782: A proclamation, preaching. From kerusso; a proclamation.

[is] worthless,
κενὸν (kenon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2756: Apparently a primary word; empty.

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

[so is]
κενὴ (kenē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2756: Apparently a primary word; empty.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

faith.
πίστις (pistis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.


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