1 Corinthians 15:2
New International Version
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

New Living Translation
It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you--unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.

English Standard Version
and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

Berean Study Bible
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

Berean Literal Bible
by which you are also being saved, if you hold fast to the word I proclaimed to you; otherwise you have believed in vain.

New American Standard Bible
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

King James Bible
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

Christian Standard Bible
and by which you are being saved, if you hold to the message I preached to you--unless you believed in vain.

Contemporary English Version
You will be saved by this message, if you hold firmly to it. But if you don't, your faith was all for nothing.

Good News Translation
That is the gospel, the message that I preached to you. You are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it--unless it was for nothing that you believed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are also saved by it, if you hold to the message I proclaimed to you--unless you believed for no purpose.

International Standard Version
and by which you are also being saved if you hold firmly to the message I proclaimed to you—unless, of course, your faith was worthless.

NET Bible
and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you--unless you believed in vain.

New Heart English Bible
by which also you are saved, if you hold firmly the word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And by it you have life in that message which I preached to you, if you remember, unless you have believed worthlessly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In addition, you are saved by this Good News if you hold on to the doctrine I taught you, unless you believed it without thinking it over.

New American Standard 1977
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
by which also ye are being saved if ye retain the word that I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

King James 2000 Bible
By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain.

American King James Version
By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you, unless you have believed in vain.

American Standard Version
by which also ye are saved, if ye hold fast the word which I preached unto you, except ye believed in vain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain.

Darby Bible Translation
by which also ye are saved, (if ye hold fast the word which I announced to you as the glad tidings,) unless indeed ye have believed in vain.

English Revised Version
by which also ye are saved; I make known, I say, in what words I preached it unto you, if ye hold it fast, except ye believed in vain.

Webster's Bible Translation
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached to you, unless ye have believed in vain.

Weymouth New Testament
through which also you are obtaining salvation, if you bear in mind the words in which I proclaimed it--unless indeed your faith has been unreal from the very first.

World English Bible
by which also you are saved, if you hold firmly the word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain.

Young's Literal Translation
through which also ye are being saved, in what words I proclaimed good news to you, if ye hold fast, except ye did believe in vain,
Study Bible
The Resurrection of Christ
1Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, and in which you stand firm. 2By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,…
Cross References
Romans 11:22
Take notice, therefore, of the kindness and severity of God: severity to those who fell, but kindness to you, if you continue in His kindness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.

1 Corinthians 11:2
Now I commend you for remembering me in everything and for maintaining the traditions, just as I passed them on to you.

Galatians 3:4
Have you suffered so much for nothing, if it really was for nothing?

Treasury of Scripture

By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you, unless you have believed in vain.

ye are.

1 Corinthians 1:18,21
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God…

Acts 2:47
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

keep in memory.

1 Corinthians 15:11,12
Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed…

Proverbs 3:1
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 4:13
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

what I preached.

1 Corinthians 15:14
And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

Psalm 106:12,13
Then believed they his words; they sang his praise…

Luke 8:13
They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.







Lexicon
By
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[this gospel]
οὗ (hou)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you are saved,
σῴζεσθε (sōzesthe)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.

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

you hold firmly
κατέχετε (katechete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2722: From kata and echo; to hold down, in various applications.

to the
τίνι (tini)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

word
λόγῳ (logō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

I preached
εὐηγγελισάμην (euēngelisamēn)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2097: From eu and aggelos; to announce good news especially the gospel.

to you.
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Otherwise,
ἐκτὸς (ektos)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1622: From ek; the exterior; figuratively aside from, besides.

you have 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.

in vain.
εἰκῇ (eikē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1500: Without a cause, purpose; purposelessly, in vain, for nothing. Probably from eiko; idly, i.e. Without reason.
(2) If ye keep in memory what I preached unto you.--Better, if ye hold fast with what word I preached the gospel to you, unless you believed in vain. The idea here is not, as implied in the English version, that they were converted, and yet that heretofore no results have followed from their belief; it is the same thought which comes out more fully in 1Corinthians 15:17. They are saved by their faith in the gospel as preached by St. Paul, unless (which is impossible) the whole gospel be false, and so their faith in it be vain and useless.

Verse 2. - By which also ye are saved; literally, ye are being saved. It is as if some surprise was expressed at the necessity for again making known to them a gospel which

(1) he had preached and

(2) they also received; and

(3) in which they now stood fast (Romans 5:2; Ephesians 6:13); and

(4) by means of which they were now in a state of safety, they were of the class of sozomenoi (Acts 2:47). If ye keep in memory what I preached unto you. The order, which is peculiar, is, "In what words I preached to you, if ye hold [it] fast." Possibly the "in what discourse" depends on "I make known to you." The duty of "holding fast" what they had heard is often impressed on the early converts (1 Corinthians 11:2; 2 Corinthians 6:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; Hebrews 10:23). Ye have believed; rather, ye believed; i.e. ye became believers. In vain. The word may either mean "rashly," "without evidence," as in classical Greek; or "to no purpose," "without effect," as in Romans 13:4; Galatians 3:4; Galatians 4:11. In this case they would have received the seed in stony places (Matthew 13:21). 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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