The apostle Paul writing (God speaking via scripture...The Word),
reminding the believers at the church in Corinth (who were hearing some false teachings, such as
the living believer undergoing water baptism for those dead prior to knowing of Jesus) of the facts
of the resurrection of Jesus and the hope of the future
Wycliffe Bible of
1384: 29Ellis what schulen thei do, that ben
baptisid for deed men, if in no wise deed men risen ayen? wherto ben thei baptisid for hem?
30 And wherto ben we in perel euery our?
31 Ech dai Y die for youre glorie, britheren, which
glorie Y haue in Crist Jhesu oure Lord. 32 If aftir
man Y haue fouyten to beestis at Efesi, what profitith it to me, if deed men risen not ayen?
Ete we, and drynke we, for we schulen die to morewe.
King James Bible of
1611: 29Else what shall they do which are
baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the
30 And why stand
we in jeopardy every hour?
31 I protest by
your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
32 If after the
manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not?
let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
NAS Bible of
1960: 29Otherwise, what will those do who are
baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for
30 Why are we
also in danger every hour?
31 I affirm,
brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
32 If from human
motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised,
LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE.
1973-78: 29Now if there is no resurrection, what
will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people
baptized for them? 30And as for us, why do we endanger
ourselves every hour? 31I die every day--I mean that,
brothers--just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord. 32If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus for merely human reasons, what have I
gained? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we
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(posted 17 October 2004)