1 Corinthians 15:19
Good News Translation
If our hope in Christ is good for this life only and no more, then we deserve more pity than anyone else in all the world.

Contemporary English Version
If our hope in Christ is good only for this life, we are worse off than anyone else.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

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If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

this.

Psalm 17:14 From the enemies of thy hand. O Lord, divide them from the few of the earth in their life: their belly is filled from thy hidden stores. They are full of children: and they have left to their little ones the rest of their substance.

Ecclesiastes 6:11 There are many words that have much vanity in disputing.

Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest, all the days of thy unsteady life, which are given to thee under the sun, all the time of thy vanity: for this is thy portion in life, and in thy labour wherewith thou labourest under the sun.

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit.

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly.

1 Corinthians 6:3,4 Know you not that we shall judge angels? How much more things of this world? . . .

2 Timothy 2:4 No man, being a soldier to God, entangleth himself with secular businesses: that he may please him to whom he hath engaged himself.

hope.

Ephesians 1:12,13 That we may be unto the praise of his glory: we who before hoped in Christ: . . .

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Being mindful of the work of your faith and labour and charity: and of the enduring of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ before God and our Father.

2 Timothy 1:12 For which cause, I also suffer these things: but I am not ashamed. For I know whom I have believed and I am certain that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him, against that day.

1 Peter 1:21 Who through him are faithful in God who raised him up from the dead and hath given him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God.

of all.

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death. We are made a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men. . . .

Matthew 10:21-25 The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son; and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death. . . .

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name's sake.

John 16:2,33 They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doth a service to God. . . .

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to continue in the faith: and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.

2 Timothy 3:12 And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven, saying to me: Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. From henceforth now, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours. For their works follow them.

Context
The Resurrection of the Dead
18Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. 19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep:…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:9
For I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death. We are made a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men.

2 Timothy 3:12
And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Additional Translations
If our hope in Christ is for this life alone, we are to be pitied more than all men.

If only in this life we are having hope in Christ, we are more to be pitied than all men.

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most pitiable.

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are [the] most miserable of all men.

If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most pitiable.

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

If in this present life we have a *hope* resting on Christ, and nothing more, we are more to be pitied than all the rest of the world.

If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most pitiable.

if in this life we have hope in Christ only, of all men we are most to be pitied.
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