1 Corinthians 15:20
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English Standard Version
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

King James Bible
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

American Standard Version
But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that are asleep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep :

English Revised Version
But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that are asleep.

Webster's Bible Translation
But now is Christ raised from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.

Weymouth New Testament
But, in reality, Christ *has* risen from among the dead, being the first to do so of those who are asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The first-fruits (ἀπαρχὴ)

See on James 1:18. Omit become. Compare Colossians 1:18, and see on Revelation 1:5.

1 Corinthians 15:20 Parallel Commentaries

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now. See on.

1 Corinthians 15:4-8 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures...

the first-fruits.

1 Corinthians 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light to the people...

Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you...

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead...

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...

Cross References
Acts 2:24
God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.

Acts 26:23
that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles."

1 Corinthians 15:6
Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:23
But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Revelation 1:5
and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

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