New International Version
For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.
King James Bible
For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
Darby Bible Translation
For if [those that are] dead are not raised, neither is Christ raised;
World English Bible
For if the dead aren't raised, neither has Christ been raised.
Young's Literal Translation
for if dead persons do not rise, neither hath Christ risen,
1 Corinthians 15:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
False witnesses - As having testified the fact of Christ's resurrection, as a matter which ourselves had witnessed, when we knew that we bore testimony to a falsehood. But could five hundred persons agree in this imposition? And if they did, is it possible that some one would not discover the cheat, when he could have no interest in keeping the secret, and might greatly promote his secular interest by making the discovery? Such a case never occurred, and never can occur. The testimony, therefore, concerning the resurrection of Christ, is incontrovertibly true.
If so be that the dead rise not - This clause is wanting in DE, Syriac, some of the Slavonian, and Itala; several also of the primitive fathers omit it. Its great similarity to the following words might be the cause of its omission by some copyists.
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1 Corinthians 15:15
More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.
1 Corinthians 15:17
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
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