1 Corinthians 15:3
New International Version
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

New Living Translation
I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.

English Standard Version
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,

Berean Study Bible
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

Berean Literal Bible
For I delivered to you in the foremost what also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

New American Standard Bible
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

King James Bible
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

Christian Standard Bible
For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

Contemporary English Version
I told you the most important part of the message exactly as it was told to me. This part is: Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures say.

Good News Translation
I passed on to you what I received, which is of the greatest importance: that Christ died for our sins, as written in the Scriptures;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

International Standard Version
For I passed on to you the most important points that I received: The Messiah died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

NET Bible
For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received--that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,

New Heart English Bible
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I have declared to you from the first, according to that which I have received: The Messiah died for the sake of our sins, just as it is written;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I passed on to you the most important points of doctrine that I had received: Christ died to take away our sins as the Scriptures predicted.

New American Standard 1977
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures

King James 2000 Bible
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

American King James Version
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

American Standard Version
For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures:

Darby Bible Translation
For I delivered to you, in the first place, what also I had received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures;

English Revised Version
For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

Webster's Bible Translation
For I delivered to you first of all, that which I also received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures;

Weymouth New Testament
For I repeated to you the all-important fact which also I had been taught, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures;

World English Bible
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

Young's Literal Translation
for I delivered to you first, what also I did receive, that Christ died for our sins, according to the Writings,
Study Bible
The Resurrection of Christ
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, 4that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,…
Cross References
Isaiah 53:5
But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Matthew 26:24
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about Him, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed. It would be better for him if he had not been born."

Luke 24:25
Then Jesus said to them, "O foolish ones, how slow are your hearts to believe all that the prophets have spoken.

John 1:29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

Acts 8:32
The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so He did not open His mouth.

Acts 17:2
As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbaths he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

Acts 26:22
But I have had God's help to this day, and I stand here to testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen:

1 Corinthians 11:23
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: that the Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread,

Galatians 1:4
who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Hebrews 5:1
Every high priest is appointed from among men to represent them in matters relating to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.

Hebrews 5:3
That is why he is obligated to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.

1 Peter 2:24
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. "By His stripes you are healed."

Treasury of Scripture

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

I delivered.

1 Corinthians 4:1,2
Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God…

1 Corinthians 11:2,23
Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you…

Ezekiel 3:17
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Christ.

Matthew 26:28
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Romans 3:25
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Romans 4:25
Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

according.

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Psalm 22:1-31
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? …

Psalm 69:1-36
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul…

See on

Luke 24:26,27,46
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? …

Acts 3:18
But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

Acts 26:22,23
Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: …







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

what
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I received
παρέλαβον (parelabon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3880: From para and lambano; to receive near, i.e. Associate with oneself; by analogy, to assume an office; figuratively, to learn.

I passed on
Παρέδωκα (Paredōka)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3860: From para and didomi; to surrender, i.e yield up, intrust, transmit.

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.

as of
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

first importance:
πρώτοις (prōtois)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

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

died
ἀπέθανεν (apethanen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.

for
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

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

sins
ἁμαρτιῶν (hamartiōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 266: From hamartano; a sin.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Scriptures,
γραφάς (graphas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1124: (a) a writing, (b) a passage of scripture; plur: the scriptures. A document, i.e. Holy Writ.
(3) For I delivered . . .--Here follows the explanation and illustration of what he meant, in 1Corinthians 15:2, by "with what word I preached the gospel." We see here what the subject of apostolic teaching was--not indeed all the gospel that the Apostle taught, but what he considered of the first importance, and therefore put in the forefront of his teaching--viz., the historical fact of Christ's death for our sins, His burial, His resurrection. This was the first Creed of Christendom.

For our sins.--Not only because of, but in behalf of our sins, in order to take them away (Galatians 1:4; 1Peter 2:24; 1John 3:5). The fact of the Atonement was not something evolved by the Apostle's own consciousness, but a fact revealed to him by Christ. (See 1Corinthians 11:23, and Note there.)

Verse 3. - First of all; literally, among the first things; but this idiom means "first of all." It does not occur elsewhere in the New Testament, but is found in Genesis 33:2; 2 Samuel 5:8 (LXX.). This testimony to the Resurrection is very remarkable, because:

1. It is the completest summary.

2. It refers to some incidents which are not mentioned in the Gospels.

3. It declares that the death and resurrection of Christ were a subject of ancient prophecy.

4. It shows the force of the evidence on which the apostles relied and the number of living eye witnesses to whom they could appeal.

5. It is the earliest written testimony to the Resurrection; for it was penned within twenty-five years of the event itself.

6. It shows that the evidence for the Resurrection as a literal, historical, objective fact, was sufficient to convince the powerful intellect of a hostile contemporary observer.

7. It probably embodies, and became the model for, a part of the earliest Creed of the Church. For our sins; literally, on behalf of. The passage is remarkable as the only one in which "on behalf of" is used with "sins" in St. Paul. In 1 Corinthians 1:13 we are told that he died" on behalf of us" (Romans 5:8; see 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24). The expressions involve the image of Christ as a Sin Offering for the forgiveness of sins. According to the Scriptures. The chief passages alluded to are doubtless Isaiah 53:5, 8; Daniel 9:26; Psalm 22; Zechariah 12:10; together with such types as the offering of Isaac (Genesis 22.) and the Paschal lamb, etc. Our Lord had taught the apostles confidently to refer to the Messianic interpretation of the Old Testament prophecies (Luke 24:25, 46: Acts 8:35; Acts 17:3; Acts 26:22, 23; John 2:22; John 20:9; 1 Peter 1:11). 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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