New Living Translation
But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.
King James Bible
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Darby Bible Translation
(But now Christ is raised from among the dead, first-fruits of those fallen asleep.
World English Bible
But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep.
Young's Literal Translation
And now, Christ hath risen out of the dead -- the first-fruits of those sleeping he became,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:20 But now - St. Paul declares that Christians have hope, not in this life only. His proof of the resurrection lies in a narrow compass, 1Cor 15:12 - 19. Almost all the rest of the chapter is taken up in illustrating, vindicating, and applying it. The proof is short, but solid and convincing, that which arose from Christ's resurrection. Now this not only proved a resurrection possible, but, as it proved him to be a divine teacher, proved the certainty of a general resurrection, which he so expressly taught. The first fruit of them that slept - The earnest, pledge, and insurance of their resurrection who slept in him: even of all the righteous. It is of the resurrection of these, and these only, that the apostle speaks throughout the chapter .
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But God released him from the horrors of death and raised him back to life, for death could not keep him in its grip.
that the Messiah would suffer and be the first to rise from the dead, and in this way announce God's light to Jews and Gentiles alike."
1 Corinthians 15:6
After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.
1 Corinthians 15:23
But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised as the first of the harvest; then all who belong to Christ will be raised when he comes back.
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves.
1 Peter 1:3
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation,
and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us.
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