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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1By Christ's resurrection,
12he proves the necessity of our resurrection, against all such as deny the resurrection of the body.
21The fruit,
35and the manner thereof;
51and of the changing of them that shall be found alive at the last day.
 
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Chapter 15

Verse 1
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;


I declare
3-11; 1:23,24; 2:2-7; Acts 18:4,5; Galatians 1:6-12
which also
1:4-8; Mark 4:16-20; John 12:48; Acts 2:41; 11:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; 2:13; 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 3:6
ye stand
Romans 5:2; 2 Corinthians 1:24; 1 Peter 5:12

Verse 2
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
ye are
1:18,21; Acts 2:47; *Gr:; Romans 1:16; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Ephesians 2:8; 2 Timothy 1:9
keep in memory
or, hold fast.
11,12; Proverbs 3:1; 4:13; 6:20-23; 23:23; Colossians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; Hebrews 2:1; Hebrews 3:6,14; 4:14; 10:23
what I preached
Gr. by what speech I preached. unless.
14; Psalms 106:12,13; Luke 8:13; John 8:31,32; Acts 8:13; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Galatians 3:4; James 2:14,17,26

Verse 3
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
I delivered
4:1,2; 11:2,23; Ezekiel 3:17; Matthew 20:18,19; Mark 16:15,16; Luke 24:46,47; Galatians 1:12
Christ
Matthew 26:28; Romans 3:25; 4:25; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; 3:13; Ephesians 1:7; 5:2; Hebrews 10:11,12; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18; 1 John 2:2; Revelation 1:5
according
Genesis 3:15; Psalms 22:1-31; 69:1-36; Isaiah 53:1-12; Daniel 9:24-26; Zechariah 13:7; Luke 24:26,27,46; Acts 3:18; 26:22,23; 1 Peter 1:11; 2:24

Verse 4
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
that
Isaiah 53:9; Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 15:43-46; Luke 23:50-53; John 19:38-42; Acts 13:29; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12
he rose
16-21; Matthew 20:19; 27:63,64; 28:1-6; Mark 9:31; 10:33,34; 16:2-7; Luke 9:22; Luke 18:32,33; 24:5-7; John 2:19-21; 20:1-9; Acts 1:3; 2:23,24,32; 13:30; Acts 17:31; Hebrews 13:20
according
Psalms 2:7; 16:10,11; Isaiah 53:10-12; Hosea 6:2; Jonah 1:17; Matthew 12:40; Luke 24:26,46; Acts 2:25-33; 13:30-37; 26:22,23; 1 Peter 1:11

Verse 5
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
that
Luke 24:34,35
Cephas
1:12; 3:22; 9:5; John 1:42
then
Mark 16:14; Luke 24:36-49; John 20:19-26; Acts 1:2-14; 10:41

Verse 6
After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
he was
Matthew 28:10,16,17; Mark 16:7
are
18; Acts 7:60; 13:36; 1 Thessalonians 4:13,15; 2 Peter 3:4

Verse 7
After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
then
Luke 24:50; Acts 1:2-12

Verse 8
And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
he was
9:1; Acts 9:3-5,17; 18:9; 22:14,18; 26:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-6
one born out of due time
or, an abortive.

Verse 9
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
the least
2 Corinthians 11:5; 12:11; Ephesians 3:7,8
because
Acts 8:3; 9:1-19; 22:4,5; 26:9-11; Galatians 1:13,23; Philippians 3:6; 1 Timothy 1:13,14

Verse 10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
by
4:7; Romans 11:1,5,6; Ephesians 2:7,8; 3:7,8; 1 Timothy 1:15,16
his grace
2; 2 Corinthians 6:1
but I
Romans 15:17-20; 2 Corinthians 10:12-16; 11:23-30; 12:11
yet
Matthew 10:20; 2 Corinthians 3:5; Galatians 2:8; Ephesians 3:7; Philippians 2:13; 4:13; Colossians 1:28,29

Verse 11
Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
3,4; 2:2

Verse 12
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
if
how
13-19; Acts 26:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:17

Verse 13
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
20; John 11:25,26; Acts 23:8; Romans 4:24,25; 8:11,23; 2 Corinthians 4:10-14; Colossians 3:1-4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 2 Timothy 4:8; Hebrews 2:14; 13:20; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:18

Verse 14
And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
2,17; Psalms 73:13; Isaiah 49:4; Genesis 8:8; Matthew 15:9; Acts 17:31; Galatians 2:2; James 1:26; James 2:20

Verse 15
Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
faults
Exodus 23:3; Job 13:7-10; Romans 3:7,8
we have
Acts 2:24,32; 4:10,33; 10:39-42; 13:30-33; 20:21
whom
13,20

Verse 17
And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
your
2,14; Romans 4:25
ye are
Ezekiel 33:10; John 8:21-24; Acts 5:31; 13:38,39; Romans 5:10; 8:33,34; Hebrews 7:23-28; 9:22-28; 10:4-12; 1 Peter 1:3,21

Verse 18
Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
fallen
6; 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14; Revelation 14:13

Verse 19
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
this
Psalms 17:14; Ecclesiastes 6:11; 9:9; Luke 8:14; 21:34; 1 Corinthians 6:3,4; 2 Timothy 2:4
hope
Ephesians 1:12,13; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Timothy 1:12; 1 Peter 1:21
of all
4:9-13; Matthew 10:21-25; 24:9; John 16:2,33; Acts 14:22; 2 Timothy 3:12; Revelation 14:13

Verse 20
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
now
the first-fruits
23; Acts 26:23; Romans 8:11; Colossians 1:18; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:5

Verse 21
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
by man came death
22; Romans 5:12-17
by man came also
John 11:25; Romans 6:23

Verse 22
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
in Adam
45-49; Genesis 2:17; 3:6,19; John 5:21-29; Romans 5:12-21

Verse 23
But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
every
20; Isaiah 26:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
they
3:23; 2 Corinthians 10:7; Galatians 3:29; 5:24

Verse 24
Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
cometh
Daniel 12:4,9,13; Matthew 10:22; 13:39,40; 24:13; 1 Peter 4:7
the kingdom
Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 7:14,27; Matthew 11:27; 28:18; Luke 10:22; John 3:35; 13:3; 1 Timothy 6:15

Verse 25
For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
Psalms 2:6-10; 45:3-6; 110:1; Matthew 22:44; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:42,43; Acts 2:34; Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 1:13; 10:12,13

Verse 26
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
55; Isaiah 25:8; Hosea 13:14; Luke 20:36; 2 Timothy 1:10; Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 20:14; 21:4

Verse 27
For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
Psalms 8:6; Matthew 11:27; 28:18; John 3:35; 13:3; Ephesians 1:20; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:13; 2:8; 10:12; 1 Peter 3:22; Revelation 1:18

Verse 28
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
all things
Psalms 2:8,9; 18:39,47; 21:8,9; Daniel 2:34,35,40-45; Matthew 13:41-43; Philippians 3:21; Revelation 19:11-21; 20:2-4,10-15
then
3:23; 11:3; John 14:28
all in all
12:6; Ephesians 1:23; Colossians 3:11

Verse 29
Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
what
16,32; Romans 6:3,4; Matthew 20:22

Verse 30
And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
31; Romans 8:36-39; 2 Corinthians 4:7-12; 6:9; 11:23-27; Galatians 5:11

Verse 31
I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
protest
Genesis 43:3; 1 Samuel 8:9; Jeremiah 11:7; Zechariah 3:6; Philippians 3:3
your
"Some read, our."
2 Corinthians 1:12; 2:14; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 3:9
die
4:9-13; Acts 20:23; Romans 8:36; 2 Corinthians 4:10,11; 11:23

Verse 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.
after
or, to speak after.
Romans 6:19; Galatians 3:15
beast
2 Peter 2:12; Jude 1:10
Ephesus
Acts 19:1,23-41; 2 Corinthians 1:8-10
what
Job 35:3; Psalms 73:13; Malachi 3:14,15; Luke 9:25
let
Ecclesiastes 2:24; 11:9; Isaiah 22:13; 56:12; Luke 12:19

Verse 33
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Be
6:9; Matthew 24:4,11,24; Galatians 6:7; Ephesians 5:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:10; Revelation 12:9; 13:8-14
evil
5:6; Proverbs 9:6; 13:20; 2 Timothy 2:16-18; Hebrews 12:15; 2 Peter 2:2,18-20

Verse 34
Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Awake
Joel 1:5; Jonah 1:6; Romans 13:11; Ephesians 5:14
sin not
Psalms 4:4; 119:11; John 5:14; 8:11
some
8:7; Romans 1:28; 1 Thessalonians 4:5
I speak
6:5; Hebrews 5:11,12

Verse 35
But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
How
Job 11:12; 22:13; Psalms 73:11; Ecclesiastes 11:5; Ezekiel 37:3,11; John 3:4,9; 9:10
with
38-53; Matthew 22:29,30; Philippians 3:21

Verse 36
Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
fool
Luke 12:20; 24:25; Romans 1:22; Ephesians 5:15
that
John 12:24

Verse 38
But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
3:7; Genesis 1:11,12; Psalms 104:14; Isaiah 61:11; Mark 4:26-29

Verse 39
All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
Genesis 1:20-26

Verse 41
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
Genesis 1:14; Deuteronomy 4:19; Job 31:26; Psalms 8:3; 19:4-6; 148:3-5; Isaiah 24:23

Verse 42
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
is
50-54; Daniel 12:3; Matthew 13:43; Philippians 3:20,21
in corruption
Genesis 3:19; Job 17:14; Psalms 16:10; 49:9,14; Isaiah 38:17; Acts 2:27,31; Acts 13:34-37; Romans 1:23; 8:21
it is
52-54; Luke 20:35,36; 1 Peter 1:4

Verse 43
It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
in dishonour
Daniel 12:1; Matthew 13:43; Philippians 3:20,21
weakness
Job 14:10; *marg:; Psalms 102:23; 2 Corinthians 13:4
in power
6:14; Matthew 22:29,30; Mark 12:24,25; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 3:10

Verse 44
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
there is a spiritual
Luke 24:31; John 20:19,26

Verse 45
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
The first
47-49; Genesis 2:7; Romans 5:12-14; Revelation 16:3
a quickening
John 1:4; 4:10,14; 5:21,25-29; 6:33,39,40,54,57,63,68; 10:10,28; John 11:25,26; 14:6,19; 17:2,3; Acts 3:15; Romans 5:17,21; 8:2,10,11; Philippians 3:21; Colossians 3:4; 1 John 1:1-3; 5:11,12; Revelation 21:6; 22:1,17

Verse 46
Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
that which is natural
Romans 6:6; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:9,10

Verse 47
The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
first
45; Genesis 2:7; 3:19; John 3:13,31; 2 Corinthians 5:1
the Lord
Isaiah 9:6; Jeremiah 23:6; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:16,17; 2:11; John 3:12,13,31; 6:33; Acts 10:36; Ephesians 4:9-11; 1 Timothy 3:16

Verse 48
As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
such are they also that are earthy
21,22; Genesis 5:3; Job 14:4; John 3:6; Romans 5:12-21
and as
Philippians 3:20,21

Verse 49
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
as
Genesis 5:3
we shall
Matthew 13:43; Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:10,11; 1 John 3:2

Verse 50
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
this
1:12; 7:29; 2 Corinthians 9:6; Galatians 3:17; 5:16; Ephesians 4:17; Colossians 2:4
that
6:13; Matthew 16:17; John 3:3-6; 2 Corinthians 5:1

Verse 51
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
I shew
2:7; 4:1; 13:2; Ephesians 1:9; 3:3; 5:32
We shall not
6,18,20; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17
changed
Philippians 3:21

Verse 52
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
a moment
Exodus 33:5; Numbers 16:21,45; Psalms 73:19; 2 Peter 3:10
last
Exodus 19:16; 20:18; Numbers 10:4; Isaiah 18:3; 27:13; Ezekiel 33:3,6; Zechariah 9:14; Revelation 8:2,13; 9:13,14
for
Matthew 24:31; John 5:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:16
the dead
42,50

Verse 53
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
put
Romans 13:12-14; 2 Corinthians 5:2-4; Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 4:24; 1 John 3:2

Verse 54
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
this mortal
Romans 2:7; 6:12; 8:11; 2 Corinthians 4:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:10
Death
Isaiah 25:8; Luke 20:36; Hebrews 2:14,15; Revelation 20:14; 21:4

Verse 55
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
O death
Hosea 13:14
sting
Acts 9:5; Revelation 9:10; *Gr:
grave
or, hell.
Luke 16:23; Acts 2:27; Revelation 20:13,14; *Gr:
is thy victory
Job 18:13,14; Psalms 49:8-15; 89:48; Ecclesiastes 2:15,16; 3:19; 8:8; 9:5,6; Romans 5:14

Verse 56
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
sting
Genesis 3:17-19; Psalms 90:3-11; Proverbs 14:32; John 8:21,24; Romans 5:15,17; 6:23; Hebrews 9:27
the strength
Romans 3:19,20; 4:15; 5:13,20; 7:5-13; Galatians 3:10-13

Verse 57
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
thanks
Acts 27:35; Romans 7:25; 2 Corinthians 1:11; 2:14; 9:15; Ephesians 5:20
giveth
51; 2 Kings 5:1; *marg:; 1 Chronicles 22:11; Psalms 98:1; Proverbs 21:31; *marg:; John 16:33; Romans 8:37; 1 John 5:4,5; Revelation 12:11; 15:2,3

Verse 58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Therefore
2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Peter 1:4-9; 3:14
be ye
Ruth 1:18; Psalms 55:22; 78:8,37; 112:6; Colossians 1:23; 2:5; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 3:14; 2 Peter 3:17,18
abounding
Philippians 1:9; 4:17; Colossians 2:7; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:3
the work
16:10; John 6:28,29; Philippians 2:30; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 13:21
ye know
3:8; 2 Chronicles 15:7; Psalms 19:11; Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 6:10
is not
Psalms 73:13; Galatians 4:11; Philippians 2:16; 1 Thessalonians 3:5
in the
Matthew 10:40-42; 25:31-40; Philippians 1:11; Hebrews 13:15,16


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