A comprehensive Scripture index to early Quaker writings
15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you [T: Brethren as pertaining to] the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have [GT: ye have also] received, and wherein [T: accepted, and in the which] ye stand [GBT: continue];
15:2 By which also [G: And whereby] ye are saved, if ye keep in memory [T: I do you to wit] what [GBT: after what manner] I preached [G: +it] unto you, unless [GB: except; T: if ye keep it except] ye have believed in vain.
15:3 For [GBT: +first of all] I delivered unto you first of all [GBT omit] that which I also [GBT omit] received, how that Christ died for our sins according [BT: agreeing] to the scriptures; qtext
15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose [GBT: arose] again the third day according to the scriptures: qtext
15:5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
(1 Cor 15) JN3: 137
(1 Cor 15:3-8) GF5: 99
(1 Cor 15:3-6) GF4: 292
(1 Cor 15:3) GF7: 149 ; 202 , 203 
(1 Cor 15:3f) HPS 356 (EB)
(1 Cor 15:4-7) GF6: 377
(1 Cor 15:4) GFJN 603; GF8: 236 ; GFEJ 421; EQ 300;
(1 Cor 15:5) GFEJ 38
(1 Cor 15:3)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:3: GF8:203 (Rom 4:25)]
(1 Cor 15:4)
GF8:236 (1683): [continued from under Mat 27:46]....Christ did not die as he was God, but as man. "He was crucified and buried, and rose again the third day [1 Cor 15:4], and ascended, and is at the right hand of God;" this he did by the power of God, as he was man.
15:6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part [GBT: whereof (BT: of which) many] remain unto this present [BT: day], but [GBT: and] some [G: +also; T: many] are fallen [G omits] asleep. qtext
15:7 After that, he was seen of [T: appeared he to] James; then of [T: to] all the apostles.
15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also [G: also of me; BT: of me], as of one [T: +that was] born out of due time. qtext
15:9 For I am the least of [T: +all] the apostles, that [GBT: which] am not meet [BT: worthy]to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church [T: congregation] of God.
15:10 But by the grace of God I am what [GBT: that] I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon [GBT: is in] me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was [GBT: is] with me. qtext
15:11 Therefore [G: Wherefore; T omits] whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so [GBT: +have] ye believed.
(1 Cor 15:6) EQ 203
(1 Cor 15:8) JN1: 129; EQ 259 (FN); IP1: 401; HPS 509
(1 Cor 15:10) IP2: 256
(1 Cor 15:6)
EQ 203 (Stephen Crisp, 1694): ...a messenger of this truth I had not seen, but longed much to see one, wishing night and day that our parts might be visited by them, as I had heard others were. And at last the Lord sent his faithful servant and messenger of his everlasting gospel, James Parnell, to our town of Colchester, about the fourth month, 1655, and in the 27th year of my age, who came in the name and power of the most high God, in which he turned many to righteousness, both there and in other countries [=counties] before, of whom some remain, and many are fallen asleep [1 Cor 15:6]. When I saw this man, being but a youth, and knew not the power nor spirit that was in him, I thought to withstand him, and began to query and seek discourse with him. But I quickly came to feel the spirit of sound judgement [Isa 4:4] was in him, and the the witness of God [1 Jn 5:9] arose in me and testified to his judgement and signified that I must own it, it being just and true. And I the same day and hour testified that all our rods of profession would be lost or devoured by his rod, alluding to that of Moses and the magicians of Egypt [Exo 7:10-12]; which is and shall certainly come to pass.
(1 Cor 15:8)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:8: HPS 509 (Mat 20:1-14)]
IP1:400f (1660): And although there was such a savor of God left in me, that upon the first converse with this people called Quakers, I could own the voice of God in them, and set to my seal (as in the presence of God) that it was the true [John 3:33] life and power of the Most High whereof they were born; yet I could not but despise it as a weak and low appearance thereof; yea, and started back from it, as being such a kind of dispensation of life and power as was to pass away; and the passing away whereof from me had made me so miserable. And now I am as one born out of due time [1 Cor 15:8], and come lagging behind; feeling myself altogether unworthy to be numbered amongst them, or to bear a testimony to that truth and power of life wherein they flourish....
(1 Cor 15:10)
IP2:255f (1661): Behold then the mystery of redemption. God is all in redemption; God doth all therein as fully as in creation (it is a new creation) even the whole work thereof; yet the creature quickened and renewed is in unity with him in his operations. Phil 2:12f. He whose eyes are opened can read the mystery, and in true understanding say..., "I am able to do all this through Christ that strengtheneth me [Phil 2:13]; yet not I, but the grace of God in me [1 Cor 15:10]." Now to bring the creature to this, the Lord exerciseth it daily in obedience unto him, in the life and virtue which floweth forth from him, causing it to feel its weakness as it forgets the virtue, or aspires to live of itself on the virtue received, out of the sensible feeling of its dependence upon this spring. And indeed the virtue that comes from God can alone answer God, and the creature is only accepted with the Spring and Father of life, as it is found therein.
15:12 Now if Christ [G: it] be preached BT: +how] that he rose [G: Christ is risen] from the dead [T: death], how say some [T: +that are] among you that there is no resurrection of the dead [T: from death]?
15:13 But [G: For; BT omit] if there be no resurrection [BT: rising again] of the dead [T: from death], then is Christ not risen [B: +again]:
15:14 And if Christ be not risen [B: +again], then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also [T: +in] vain. qtext
15:15 Yea, and we are found [G: And we are found also] false witnesses of God; because [GBT: for] we have testified of God that he [G: that he hath; B: how that he] raised up Christ: whom he raised not [G: hath not raised] up, if so be that the dead rise not [G: be not raised; B: +again; T: +up again] . qtext
15:16 For if the dead rise not [G: be not raised; BT: +again], then is not Christ [GT: Christ not] raised [BT: risen again]: qtext
15:17 And if [BT: +it be so, that] Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; [BT: rose not (T: +again), then is your faith vain, and] ye are yet in your sins. qtext
15:18 Then they also [GBT: And so (B: Therefore; T: And thereto) they] which are fallen [G omits] asleep in Christ are perished.
15:19 If in this life only we have hope in [T believe on] Christ, we are [BT: then are we] of all men [GT: +the] most miserable [T: miserablest]. qtext
(1 Cor 15:12-14) GF6: 298f
(1 Cor 15:14-17) MFU 211, 229
(1 Cor 15:14) GF3: 179
(1 Cor 15:15) GF3: 519; WDS 267
(1 Cor 15:17) MFU 147, 178; JN1: 168
(1 Cor 15:19) GF6: 445; JN3: 135f; EQ 564; HPS 361 (EB); WPR 578
(1 Cor 15:14)
GF3:179 (1659): But to say [Christ] is nothing but a figure, for that thou, and you all, will be judged: for he ended all figures and is the resurrection, and the life both [John 11:25]. "And thy dead body shall live with my dead body [Isa 26:9]," this is scripture. And they that said the resurrection was past in the days of the apostles, overthrew the faith of some [2 Tim 2:18]. That which overthrew the faith, denying the resurrection, kept the seed in death, where it hath been in you all since the days of the apostles; for who are the faith, are of Abraham [Gal 3:7], of Christ according to the flesh; and so if the dead arise not, their preaching is vain, and their faith is vain [1 Cor 15:14].
(1 Cor 15:15)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:15: WDS 267 (Isa 4:4)]
(1 Cor 15:15f)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:15f: MFU 211 (Rev 20:13f)]
(1 Cor 15:17)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:17: JN1:168 (John 8:34-36)]
MFU 146f (1655): ... the Pope can confess Christ come in the flesh as much as thou, for he hath the Scripture that testifies of him as well as thou, & thou knows no more of him than the Apostle when he persecuted the saints, & so thy confession is false and thy faith is vain who art yet in thy sin [1 Cor 15:17], & thou art dead in sins & trespasses [Eph 2:1], and the dead in thee is not raised yet nor thou never heard the voice of the Son of God yet [John 5:25], therefore stop thy mouth. [continued under Mat 10:33]
(1 Cor 19)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:19: HPS 361 (John 5:29)]
EQ 564 (George Whitehead, 1693): For the doctrine of the resurrection: If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable, 1 Cor 15:19. We sincerely believe, not only a resurrection in Christ from the fallen sinful state here, but a rising and ascending into glory with him hereafter; that when he at last appears, we may appear with him in glory [Col 3:4]; but that all the wicked, who live in rebellion against the light of grace, and die finally impenitent, shall come forth to the resurrection of condemnation.
15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead [T: death], and become [G: and was made; B omits; T and is become] the firstfruits of them that slept. qtext
15:21 For since by [T: by a] man came death, by [B: even so by; T: and by a] man came also the [B: the; T omits] resurrection of the dead [T: from death].
15:22 For as in [BT: by (2x)] Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. qtext
(1 Cor 15:20) GF5: 99; JN1: 20, 222; HPS 59
(1 Cor 15:20f) EQ 319 (BC); HPS 356 (EB)
(1 Cor 15:21f) GFEJ 464; GF6: 342
(1 Cor 15:22) GF2: 332; GF3: 554; GF4: 411; GF5: 99, 220; GF6: 25, 174f, 239, 330, 377; GF8: 25, 28 , 76 , 91 , 94 , 160 , 186 , 200 , 236 , 302,4 ; GFT 175, 194, 201, 218; JN1: 233; IP3: 280; IP4: 95; IPL 31; EQ 506 (GF); RBA 96; RBAF 6(72); HPS 362 (EB); WPR 228; WPT 33, 343; SBD 47
(1 Cor 15:20)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:20: HPS 59 (Isa 2:2)]
(1 Cor 15:22)
RBA 96, RBAF 72 (1678, V): God, out of his infinite love, who delighteth not in the death of a sinner, but that all should live and be saved [Ezek 18:32, 33:11], hath so loved the world, that he hath given his only son a Light, that whosoever believeth in him shall be saved (John 3:16), "who enlighteneth EVERY man that cometh into the world" (John 1:9), and "maketh manifest all things that are reprovable" (Eph 5:13), and teacheth all temperance, righteousness, and godliness; and this Light enlighteneth the hearts of all in a day, in order to salvation; and this is it which reproves the sin of all individuals, and would work out the salvation of all, if not resisted. Nor is it less univeresal than the seed of sin, being the purchase of his death, "who tasted death for every man [Heb 2:9]: for as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive" (1 Cor 15:22).
15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits [BGT: the first fruits (T omits) is Christ]; afterward [T then] they that are Christ's [G: of Christ] at his coming [G: +shall rise again] . qtext
15:24 Then cometh [G: shall be] the end, when he shall have [GBT: hath (2x)] delivered up the kingdom to God, even [BT omit] the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all [T omits] authority and power. qtext
15:25 For he must reign, till he hath [BT: have] put all [GBT: +his] enemies under his feet. qtext
[1 Cor 15:25, cf Psa 110:1]
15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. qtext
15:27 For he hath put [GB: +down] all things under his feet. But when he saith [G: And when he saith that] all things are put under [G: subduded to; B: under] him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put [G: +down] all things under him.
[1 Cor 15:27, cf Psa 8:6]
15:28 And [BT omit] when all things shall be [BT: are] subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put [G: did subddue] all things under him, that God may be all in all [T: +things] . qtext
15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the [G: for; T: over the] dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead [G: for dead; B: for them; T: over the dead]? [B: last clause in v.30] qtext
(1 Cor 15:23) GF8: 186 ; MFU 173; HPS 361 (EB)
(1 Cor 15:24f) GF4: 102; JSS 46
(1 Cor 15:25) GFNJ 420; GF7: 277 ; IP2: 445; EQ 205; JSS 35
(1 Cor 15:26) GF7: 86 , 159 ; GF8: 34 , 302 
(1 Cor 15:27) JN2: 568
(1 Cor 15:28-31) WPT 174
(1 Cor 15:28) GF3: 535; JN3: 106; TEM 164; JSS 25, 45, 46
(1 Cor 15:29) SBD 68
(1 Cor 15:23)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:23: MFU 173 (Rom 8:29)]
HPS 361 (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1679, continued from under John 5:29): But what can be a balance of equal poise with the trials, exercised of afflictions and persecutions, that are their lot and portion in this life, short of an eternal inheritance [Heb 9:15], and a crown of glory that fadeth not away [1 Pet 5:4]? Therefore they also believe, That every man shall be raised in his own order; Christ the first fruits, afterwards they that are Christ's at his coming [1 Cor 15:23]; yea, they do believe, that the dead shall be raised incorruptible [1 Cor 15:52], and that God giveth a body as it pleaseth him, and to every seed his own body [1 Cor 15:38]; there is a ntural body and a spiritual [1 Cor 15:44], there are bodies terrestrial, and bodies celestial [1 Cor 15:40], wherein they agree with the testimony of the Apostle....
(1 Cor 15:24f)
JSS 46 (179-): ...as certainly as we become wholly joined to the Lord in one spirit, we know Christ to reign in us, till he puts down all rule and authority, until all his and our enemies are put under his feet in us [1 Cor 15:24f]; until death is completely swallowed up in victory [1 Cor 15:54, Isa 25:8], and God becomes all in all [1 Cor 15:28].
(1 Cor 15:25)
GF7:277 (1666): And also the apostatized christians have gone from Christ, and did not abide in him, who is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever [Heb 13:8]; therefore they are gone into so many ways, and seek after so many new ways, and run into so many fables, as though Christ, who is obeyed one day, should not be obeyed next day. And this is disobedient Cain, wandering in the land of Nod, smiting at Abel [Gen 4:8, 14], who obeys him [Heb 11:4], who is the same today as he was yesterday, and so for ever; yea a lamb slain from the foundation of the world [Rev 13:8]; who reigns over that nature that hath slain him, and will reign till he hath put all under his feet [1 Cor 15:25]. And therefore, friends, in Christ live, and in him walk; hear, obey, and follow him, who is the same to-day as he was yesterday, and so for ever [Heb 13:8].
EQ 205 (Stephen Crisp, 1694): Being called of God and his people to take the care of the poor, and to relieve their necessities as I did see occasion, I did it faithfully for diverse years, with diligence and much tenderness, exhorting ane reproving any that were slothful, and encouraging them that were diligent, putting a difference according to the wisdom given me of God, and still minding my own state and condition, and seeking the honor that comes of God only [John 5:44]. And a cry was in me to keep on my spiritual armor [Eph 6:11], for all enemies were not yet put under my feet [1 Cor 15:25], so I kept my watch, not knowing well where the enemy might appear....
(1 Cor 15:26)
(1 Cor 15:28)
JN3:106 (1656): And to direct people to this Spirit are we sent, that Christ may be all in all [1 Cor 15:28], who gives power in the creature to perform in what he leads into; that thereby all that believe in the light may learn him, who begets the will and the deed also, who is the author and finisher of their faith [Heb 12:2], who look to him alone and to his light, that all may see their righteousness to be of him alone.
(1 Cor 15:29)
SBD 68 (1750): ...if at times thee is very poor and has nothing to say, let not this tempt thee to go beyond thy line [2 Cor 10:16]; for this povery and affliction thee is under may by divine purpose be brought upon thee, to prepare thy mind to speak more feelingly and with moving language to thers under the like distress and barrenness of soul. Thus are the ministers of Christ often, as it may be said, baptized for the dead [1 Cor 15:29], that is, they are given to taste of the various and near trials that believers are exercised and proved by, and are likewise made to taste and feel of the infinite mercy of God in raising them from death to life, and from the power of Satan [Acts 26:18] and darkness, to partake of the joys of immortality and eternal life, brought to light again by the gospel [2 Tim 1:10].
15:30 [T: Yea and]And why stand we [G: are we also] in jeopardy every hour?
15:31 I protest [GBT omit] by your [BT: our] rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. qtext
15:32 If after the manner of men [G omits] I have fought with beasts at Ephesus [G: +after the manner of men], what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not [G: be not raised up; BT +again]? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
[1 Cor 15:32, cf Isa 22:13]
15:33 Be not deceived: evil [T: malicious] communications [GT: speakings; B: words] corrupt good manners. qtext
15:34 Awake to righteousness [G: to live righteously; BT: truly out of sleep], and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame [T: unto your rebuke] . qtext
(1 Cor 15:31) GF3: 581; DGA 71; IP4: 225; IPL 31; WPR 141
(1 Cor 15:32) GF5: 4 [cf Isa 22:13]
(1 Cor 15:32-44) EQ 259 (FN)
(1 Cor 15:33) GF3: 382; GF4: 99, 312; GF6: 34; GF7: 32f , 63 , 302 , 319 , 346 ; GF8: 275,6 ; WTG 208 (EH)
(1 Cor 15:33f) GFJN 54
(1 Cor 15:34) GF8: 91 ; JN3: 247; EQ 319 (BC)
(1 Cor 15:31)
IP4:225 (1671): And here is the state of true subjection to the Son experienced, whom the soul must hear (and of whom he is to learn [Mat 11:29]) in all things [Acts 3:22], who discovers the inward darkness in man's mind, and breaks down that in him which is contrary to God, having a daily cross [Luk 9:23] ready for that which is to be crucified in him, whereby he shall die daily to himself [1 Cor 15:31]. And as he dies to himself, Christ will reveal himself more and more in him [Gal 1:16], and he shall feel the pure seed of life springing more and more up in him, and living in him, and he in it; in and through which he shall come more and more into union and fellowship with the Father of Spirits [Heb 12:9], and the whole living body of his church and people.
(1 Cor 15:33)
GF7:63 (1653): And friends, I charge you all in the presence of the living God, let no evil communication, nor evil words proceed out of your mouths. And if ye find the root in you not taken away, that would act such things, dwell in the light which lets you see the evil communications, and with the light give judgment upon it in the particular, and first judge it there; for that is it which corrupts the good manners. And there are no good manners, but all is corrupted whilst there is evil communication [1 Cor 15:33], and all that profession is abomination to the Lord, whilst that stands. . . . WTG 208 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1750): I was at this meeting very unexpectedly favored and was led to speak of my small experience in the truth and to advise against evil communications [1 Cor 15:33].
WTG 208 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1750): I was at this meeting very unexpectedly favored and was led to speak of my small experience in the truth and to advise against evil communications [1 Cor 15:33].
(1 Cor 15:34)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:34: HPS 504 (Isa 32:9)]
GF8:91 (1675): I say, preach this to the magistrates, and amongst the heathen men, and show yourselves to be quickened (by Christ) who have been dead in sins and trespasses [Eph 2:1]; but that you are now made alive [1 Cor 15:22] by him; and so show forth his light, life, and truth, and that you are awakened to righteousness [1 Cor 15:34]; and therefore show it forth to them that are asleep in the unrighteousness: so that the Lord's glory, and righteous power, truth, light, and life, may flow over all, to his glory over all, for ever. Amen.
15:35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up [T arise the dead]? and with what body do they come [GT: come they forth (T: in); B: shall they come]? qtext
15:36 Thou [G: O] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: qtext
15:37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain [GBT: corn], it may chance [G: as it falleth; B: as; T; I mean either] of wheat, or of some other grain [GBT omit]:
15:38 But [T: And] God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and [GBT: at his pleasure; G+ even] to every seed his own [T: a several] body. qtext
(1 Cor 15:35-51) GF5: 152f
(1 Cor 15:35-38) GF6: 299
(1 Cor 15:35) HPS 361 (EB)
(1 Cor 15:35 GM) GF6: 299
(1 Cor 15:35f) JN3: 136
(1 Cor 15:36-38) JN1: 294
(1 Cor 15:36) WPR 509
(1 Cor 15:36-44) EQ 348 (BC)
(1 Cor 15:38) JN1: 20, 222; HPS 361 (EB)
(1 Cor 15:35-38)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:35-38: GF6:299 (John 12:24)]
(1 Cor 15:35)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:35: HPS 361 (John 5:29)]
(1 Cor 15:35 GM)
GF6:299 (1685): [quotes 1 Cor 15:35-38] In the marginal note it is said, that "Paul sendeth such fools that seem to be witty and wise, to be instructed of the poor rude husbandman." 1 Cor 15:35. As in the first Adam we are all born natural, so in Christ, the second Adam we are all born spiritual [1 Cor 15:45f]. Here you may see how the apostle teacheth these fools by the seedsman that soweth his wheat, or some other grain; and the natural seed that is sown in the creation, preacheth the resurrection of the dead....
(1 Cor 15:36)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:36: WPR 509 (1 Cor 15:53f)]
(1 Cor 15:38)
15:39 All flesh is not the same [T: one manner of] flesh: but there is one kind of [G: omits; B: manner of; T: manner]] flesh of men, another [T+manner] flesh of beasts, another [T+manner flesh of] of fishes, and another of birds.
15:40 There are also [T omits] celestial [G: heavenly (2x)] bodies, and bodies terrestrial [G: earthly bodies]: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial [G: earthly] is [B omits] another. qtext
15:41 There is one [GB: another; T: one manner] glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star [T omits] in glory. qtext
15:42 So also [BT omit] is the resurrection of the dead. It [G: the body] is sown in corruption; it [GT: and] is raised [BT: riseth] in incorruption: qtext
15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it [GT: and (2x)] is raised in glory [BT: riseth in honour]: it is sown in weakness; it is raised [BT: riseth] in power: qtext
15:44 It is sown a natural body; it [GT: and] is raised [BT: riseth] a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. qtext
(1 Cor 15:40-49) GF3: 89
(1 Cor 15:40-44) GF6: 301
(1 Cor 15:40) HPS 361 (EB)
(1 Cor 15:41) IP4: 279; HPS 425 (EB)
(1 Cor 15:42-44) JN1: 20, 222; EQ 259 (FN)
(1 Cor 15:42) GF8: 134 
(1 Cor 15:43) DGA 90
(1 Cor 15:44) GF4: 285; GF8: 134 ; DGA 104; JN1: 28, 294; HPS 361 (EB)
(1 Cor 15:40)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:40: HPS 361 (1 Cor 15:23)]
(1 Cor 15:41)
IP4:279 (1675?): they that are honored by the Lord to turn many to righteousness, do shine as stars [Dan 12:3]; and though one star differs from another in glory [1 Cor 15:41], yet all that come into the true nature and heavenly image of the Son do come into a measure of the true glory, and have some of the glory given them which God gave to Christ; and in that are glorious, partaking of his Spirit, kingdom, power, and holy dominion over sin and Satan, all which is truly glorious. John 17:22.
(1 Cor 15:42)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:42: GF8:134 (John 5:24)]
(1 Cor 15:43)
DGA 90f (1986): Fox understands the light that enlightens every one [John 1:9] according to the gospel of Jesus: "It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power [1 Cor 15:43]. The light that came into the world in Jesus enters all men and women with the same commonness and impropriety. Thus, a grace which in its initial stages appears to be only of the basest sort, revealing and condemning sin, if waited upon, will reveal salvation. Thus, the second coming of Christ relives the drama of faith and disbelief witnessed by the gospels in the first coming. The difference is that the revelation of the risen Lord signals the end time. This is the last time to respond.
(1 Cor 15:44)
15:45 And so it is [GBT: As it is also (T omits)] written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; [GBT: +and] the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. qtext
[1 Cor 15:45, cf Gen 2:7]
15:46 Howbeit that was [BT: is] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward [BT: then] that which is spiritual. qtext
15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. qtext
15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also [GBT omit] that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also [T omits] that are heavenly.
15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also [GBT: so shall we] bear the image of the heavenly. qtext
(1 Cor 15:45-54) IP3: 86
(1 Cor 15:45-49) GF5: 99; GF6: 239
(1 Cor 15:45-47) GFNJ 29, 603; GF3: 226; GF6: 285, 299; GF7: 335 ; GF8: 133 , 158 ; GFT 23, 110, 111, 103, 221; MFS 31; IP2: 117; IP3: 13, 225, 453; RBA 84; RBAF 5(66); WPR 314, 500, 602; WPT 109, 208, 322, 406; SBD 47f
(1 Cor 15:45) DGA 105; GF3: 104, 179, 332, 365, 564; GF4: 282, 411; GF6: 25; GF7: 9 [Tes], 81 , 91 , 118f , 125 , 139 , 142 , 176 , 185 , 230 , 248 , 258 , 276 307 , 325 ; GF8: 25 , 154 , 183 , 200 , 236 , 273 ; GFT 141; MFU 238; JN1: 369; JN2: 303; JN3: 88; 737f (GF); WDS 241, 260; IP2: 30, 338; IP3: 77, 280, 287, 367, 396, 453, 499; IP4: 158, 234; TEM 50; HPS 386; WPR 29, 228, 333, 569, 594; WPT 33, 106, 234 [often confl w 1 Cor 15:47; cf Gen 2:7]
(1 Cor 15:46-48) GFJN 261; GF5: 355
(1 Cor 15:46) JN1: 222; JSS 31, 32
(1 Cor 15:46f) GFT 110
(1 Cor 15:47-49) JN1: 46, 47, 94
(1 Cor 15:47) GFJN 120; GF2: 332; GF3: 39, 74f, 180, 292, 323, 373, 410, 505, 543; GF4: 48, 51, 126, 127, 169, 217, 410; GF5: 110, 203; GF6: 41; GF7: 30 , 92 , 151 , 231, 233 , 244 , 245 , 298 , 317 ; GF8: 28 , 43 , 57 , 67, 69 , 76 , 80 , 94 , 123, 124 , 134 , 135 ,148 , 149 , 154 , 175, 179 , 187 , 189, 190 , 203, 207, 209 , 210 , 255 ; GFT 35; MFS 35; MFU 160, 266; JN2: 568; JN3: 120, 123; 721 (RR); WDS 107; HPS 318; 362 (EB); WPR 35 [often confl w 1 Cor 15:45]
(1 Cor 15:47f) JN1: 9 (GF)
(1 Cor 15:48f) JN1: 46
(1 Cor 15:49) GF8: 56 ; GFEJ 301; JN3: 98; IP3: 513; HPS 403 (EB)
(1 Cor 15:45-47)
1 Cor 15:45 and 47 are often conflated in phrase "Christ the second Adam".
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:45-47: GF3: 226 (John 7:38), GF6:285 (Rev 19:9), GF6:299 (1 Cor 15:35GM), GF8:157f (Luk 5:36-38), GF8:204 (John 3:3-5), MFS 31 (Rom 14:11), RBA 84 (Rom 5:15), EQ 506 (Mat 3:11f), HPS 385f (1 Cor 12:7), WPR 505 (Heb 10:5)]
IP2:117 (1660): Now "Christ is the Lord from heaven [1 Cor 15:47], the quickening Spirit [1 Cor 15:45]," who soweth the seed of the kingdom in the heart, and causeth it to spring up; out of which seed the faith, the love, the hope, the meekness, the patience, and every spiritual fruit springs and grows.
SBD 47f (1750): ... traveling from spiritual Sodom and Egypt, so called [Rev 11:8]... is no other than coming from a state of fallen nature in the first Adam [1 Cor 15:45], in which all are dead [1 Cor 15:22] and strangers to God [Eph 2:19], being in the enmity [Rom 8:7] are children of wrath [Eph 2:3], unto a state of grace and life through Jesus Christ, our spiritual Moses [John 1:17], being reconciled to God through him who is the second Adam, the Lord from heaven [1 Cor 15:47] who never fell.
(1 Cor 15:45)
WDS 260 (1688): As you are all driven and forced out of paradise, and the flaming sword and the cherubims are set to keep the way of the tree of life [Gen 3:24], so you must return into the favour of God again, by the light of Christ; and you have line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, and there a little [Isa 28:10], to direct your mind to the light of Christ Jesus. As the first Adam was made a living soul, so the second Adam is a quickening spirit [1 Cor 15:45]. This know for certain, no man or woman can be quickened, and raised up into the life of the second Adam, till the life of the first Adam be taken away from them.
IP2:30 (1660): Now those disciples or ministers whom he chose to raise up this holy seed unto him, he ... furnished them with such a power of his Spirit, that they were able through him to minister, not in the letter, as the old covenant was ministered (which left the people still dead; nay, because of the transgressing nature, made the offence abound, and so increased death upon them), but in the quickening Spirit [2 Cor 3:6/1 Cor 15:45], which raiseth from death, and bringeth into the light of the living, to walk with the living God towards the land of eternal rest and peace.
(1 Cor 15:46-48)
(1 Cor 15:46)
JSS 31 (179-): It is God’s will that that be "not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual [1 Cor 15:46]." Our state is first natural, our acquaintance is with natural things; our ideas and conceptions natural; by degrees the eternal holy Word, that was with God, and was God [John 1:1], that is nigh in the heart and in the mouth [Deut 30:14], and enlightens all men [John 1:9], more and more operates upon us, to illuminate, to burn, to quicken, awaken, plead with, and demand audience, and dominion in us: this is God's goodness for our redemption. [quotes Ezek 21:27].
(1 Cor 15:46f)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:46f: GFT 110 (John 17:5)]
(1 Cor 15:47)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:47: GF3: 410 (Isa 23:9), GF7: 244 (1 Cor 14:34f), GF8:43 (Rom 5:1), GF8:134 (John 19:19f), GF8:135 (1 Cor 3:4), GF8:203 (Rom 4:25), GFT 34f (John 1:16), WDS 107 (Mat 5:3)]
MFS 35 (1660): It is a mystery to the wise rabbis of the world and all the disobedient ones that will not stoop to the light of Christ, his power and cross in them, but will live in the liberty of the flesh [Gal 5:13], where they may exercise their fleshly liberty, pride and ambition, superfluity of naughtiness [Jas 1:21], vain glory and arrogancy, voluptuousness, pomp and vanity of the world all which are of the first man, fallen from God and of the earth, earthly [1 Cor 15:47].
JN3:721 (Robert Rich, 1656/57): There is no blasphemy in the light which is truth.... And to witness the second Adam, the lord from heaven [1 Cor 15:47], and as he is, so to be in this world, is not blasphemy; but not to witness this, and to be in the transgression, he is in the root that will blaspheme....
(1 Cor 15:49)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:49: GF8:56 (Rom 9:21-23)]
15:50 Now this I say [GBT: This say I] , brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. qtext
15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery [G: secret thing]; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, qtext
15:52 [T: +and that] In a moment, [T: +and] in the twinkling of an eye, at [T: +the sound of] the last trump [G: trumpet]: for the trumpet [BT: trump] shall sound [GBT: blow], and the dead shall be raised [G: +up; BT: rise] incorruptible, and we shall be changed. qtext
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption [T: incorrubtibility], and this mortal must put on immortality. qtext
15:54 So [BT omit] when this corruptible shall have [GBT: hath (2x)] put on incorruption [T: incorrubtibility], and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up [T: consumed] in [GBT: into] victory. qtext
[1 Cor 15:54, cf Isa 25:8]
(1 Cor 15:50-55) EQ 338, 349 (BC)
(1 Cor 15:50) GF7: 57 ; GF8: 301 ; JN1: 20; JN2: 448; JN3: 137; IP4: 355; EQ 259 (FN); WPR 600; JSS 15
(1 Cor 15:50f) JN1: 20, 222, 294
(1 Cor 15:51f) IP3: 190
(1 Cor 15:52) WDS 261; HPS 139; 361 (EB)
(1 Cor 15:53-57) GF6: 300
(1 Cor 15:53) GF3: 179, 505; GF6: 301; WPT 411
(1 Cor 15:53f) HPS 361 (EB); WPR 509, 604
(1 Cor 15:54) DGA 213; GF8: 300 ; GFEJ 462; IP4: 262; JSS 35, 46 [cf Isa 25:8]
(1 Cor 15:50)
GF7:57 (1653): Abel was the second birth, he was no murderer, nor no sinner; for God called him. And God saw no iniquity in Jacob [Num 23:21], but Esau the first, is hated [Mal 1:3, Rom 9:13], and not perfect. And except ye be born again, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of God. [John 3:3]. Flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom of God [1 Cor 15:50].
JSS 15 (179-): The outward body of flesh and blood, which cannot inherit the kingdom of God [1 Cor 15:50], never came down from heaven . "He that ascended, is he that first descended." [Eph 4:9] The outward body was prepared for him who came to do the divine will [Heb 10:5,7].
(1 Cor 15:50f)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:50f: JN1:20,222 (Rev 20:6)]
(1 Cor 15:52)
(1 Cor 15:53f)
WPR 509 (1693): They deny not, but believe the Resurrection, according to Scripture; the one from Sin, the other from Death and the Grave; but are [conscientiously] cautious in expressing the manner of the Resurrection intended in the charge, because 'tis left a secret [by the Holy Ghost] in Scripture. Are people angry with them for not believing or asserting what is hidden, and which is more curious than necessary to be known, and which the objectors themselves cannot be positive in? Thou fool [1 Cor 15:36], is to the curious inquirer, as says the apostle. Which makes the Quakers contented with that body which God shall please to give them; being assured that their corruption shall put on incorruption, and their mortality immortality [1 Cor 15:53f], in such manner as it pleaseth thim. And in the meantime they think it their duty, as well as wisdom, to acquiesce to his holy will. It is enough that they believe in a resurrection, and that of a glorious and incorruptible body, without further niceties....
(1 Cor 15:54)
DGA 213 (1986): The Church that was gathered around the preaching of early Friends must be termed a prophetic Church ... The prophetic Church as the cutting edge of God's new order in the midst of the old, can be expected to generate conflict. In this role, it follows the example of the prophets' suffering. But pre-eminently, it bears the cross of Christ, accepting the world's scorn and abuse. By so absorbing the destructive force of the world, it incarnates the hope of Christ's resurrection, that death may be swallowed up in victory (1 Cor 15:54).
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:54: JSS 46 (1 Cor 15:24f)]
IP4:262 (1671?): Now, blessed be the Lord, who hath revealed and bestowed on his sons and daughters, in these latter days, that light of his Holy Spirit, which searcheth the inward parts [Prov 20:27], discovering every thing that is of a contrary nature to itself, turning and separating the mind therefrom, and bringing the mind, heart, soul, and spirit under that which is a cross and yoke to it, and hath power from God to crucify and subdue it; that so life and immortality may be brought to light [2 Tim 1:10], and reign in the heart; and death and uncleanness be swallowed up in victory [1 Cor 15:54, Isa 25:8].
15:55 O [T omits] death, where is thy sting? O grave (BT: O (T omits) hell], where is thy victory? qtext
[1 Cor 15:55, cf Hos 13:14 LXX]
15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. qtext
15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. qtext
15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, [T: and] unmoveable, always abounding [G: abundant always; BT: always rich] in the work [T: works] of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know [T: +how] that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. qtext
(1 Cor 15:55-57) GF8: 301 ; GFEJ 463
(1 Cor 15:55) GF3: 93; GF7: 38 ; HPS 52 [cf Hos 13:14]
(1 Cor 15:55f) IP2: 291; HPS 191
(1 Cor 15:56) JN3: 24; IP2: 42
(1 Cor 15:57) GFJN 688; GF5: 99; GF6: 442; HPS 466
(1 Cor 15:58) GF7: 219 ; IP3: 311
(1 Cor 15:55)
GF7:38 (1653): To speak of truth, when ye are moved, it is a cross to the will; if ye live in the truth which ye speak, ye live in the cross to your own wills. For that which joins with the earthly will, goes out from God, and that which is pure; and so makes a place for the enchanter and sorcerer [Jer 27:9], and the airy spirit [Eph 2:2], to lodge in; whereby a grave is made for the just, and the partition wall [Eph 2:14] between God and man standing. Death comes to reign [Rom 5:14], and the grave hath the victory [1 Cor 15:55] over such; and in the airy spirit lodgeth the enchanter, which the Lord will rebuke [Jude 1:9]. Dwell in the pure and immortal, and wait upon the living God, to have your hope renewed, and to be renewed again into the image of God [Col 3:10], and the image of the devil defaced, and the prince of the air [Eph 2:2] cast out; for he lodgeth in the mind that doth despair, and in that mind that doth presume.
(1 Cor 15:56)
JN3:24 (1656): where the new birth is witnessed, which is not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible [1 Pet 1:23], partakers of the divine nature [2 Pet 1:4], the life of Christ, made manifest in mortal flesh; and where life and immortality is brought to light [2 Tim 1:10], there the sting of death [1 Cor 15:56] is abolished on earth; but this Cain's generation knows not were death reigns, and therefore would murder such as are translated from death to life.
(1 Cor 15:57)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:57: HPS 466 (Mat 11:29)]
GFJN 688 (1674): The priest said, we must always be striving. But I told him it was a sad and comfortless sort of striving, to strive with a belief that we should never overcome. I told him also that Paul, who cried out of the body of death [Rom 7:24], did also thank God who gave him the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ [1 Cor 15:57]. So there was a time of crying out for want of victory, and a time of praising God for the victory [cf Eccl 3:1-8]. And Paul said, "There is no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus [Rom 8:1]."
(1 Cor 15:58)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 15:58: IP3: 311 (Heb 4:3)]
16:1 Now concerning the collection [GBT: Concerning (T: Of) the gathering] for the saints, as I have given order to [GBT: ordained in] the churches [T: congregations] of Galatia, even so do ye [G: so do ye also]. qtext
16:2 Upon the [G: Every; BT: Upon some] first day of the week [B: Sabbath day; T: Sunday] let every one of you lay by him in store [GBT: put aside by himself (T: at home) and lay up], as God hath prospered him [T: whatsoever he thinketh meet] , that there be no gatherings when I come. qtext
16:3 And [BT omit] when I [GBT: +am] come, whomsoever ye shall approve [GBT: allow] by your [G omits] letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
16:4 And if it be meet that I go also [T omits], they shall go with me.
16:5 Now [BT omit] I will come unto you, when I shall pass through [GBT: after I have gone through (BT: over)] Macedonia: for I do [GBT: will] pass through [T: go throughout] Macedonia.
16:6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you [T: With you peradventure I will abide awhile; or else winteer], that ye may bring me on my journey [GBT: way] whithersoever I go.
16:7 For [T omits] I will not see you now by the way [GBT: in my passage]; but I trust to tarry [GBT: abide] a while with you, if the Lord [T: God] permit [BT: shall suffer me].
16:8 But [G: And; BT omit] I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost [BT: Whitsuntide] .
16:9 For a great door and effectual [T: a fruitful] is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
16:10 Now [BT omit] if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear [GBT: be without fear with you]: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also [G: even as I; BT: as I] do.
16:11 Let no man therefore [T omits] despise him: but conduct [GBT: convey] him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.
16:12 As touching our [T: To speak of] brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will [GBT: mind] was not at all to come at this time; but [GBT: howbeit] he will come when he shall have convenient time.
(1 Cor 16:1) GF8: 119 , 185 ; MFU 126
(1 Cor 16:1f) EQ 530 (BR)
(1 Cor 16:2) RBAF 205; EQ 529 (BR)
(1 Cor 16:10f) GF8: 145 
(1 Cor 16:1)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 16:1: GF8:185 (1 Cor 2:7)
MFU 126 (1655?): So now for the present, dear brethren, offer freely to the necessities of the saints, and to the work of the Lord, and what ye do, in this ye do it unto the Lord, and the Lord will give you a reward for what ye do, & what ye have done, eternal & everlasting. And the Lord God of power open your hearts, that ye may be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind [Phil 2:12], and in this work you follow the practice of all the saints in light (1 Cor 16:1, 2 Chron 24:6-9, Exo 30:12-14). That which the Lord means you to give, you may gather it and let it be sent to Geo. Taylor & Tho. Willan of Kendal, to be ministered forth according to the necessities of the saints....
(1 Cor 16:2)
EQ 529 (Robert Barclay, 1676): [cites 1 Cor 16:2] I know not how any in reason can quarrel set times for outward business, it being done in a subjection to God's will, as all things ought to be. We appoint no set times for the performance of the worship of God, so as to appoint men to preach and pray at such and such set times, though we appoint times to meet together in the name of the Lord, that we may feel his presence. And he may move in and through whom he pleaseth without limitation, which practice of meeting together, we are greatly encouraged to by the promise of Christ [Mat 18:20], and our own blessed experience.
16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, [GT: +and] be strong. qtext
16:14 Let all your things [T: business] be done with charity [GBT: in (B: with) love]. qtext
16:15 I beseech you, brethren [G: Now brethren, I beseech you; T: Brethren], (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is [T: how that hey are] the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted [G: given; BT: appointed] themselves to the ministry of [GBT: minister unto] the saints,)
16:16 [T: +I beseech you] That ye submit yourselves [GBT: be obedient; BT: +even] unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth [GBT: all that help with us (T omits) and labour].
16:17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied [G: they have supplied the want of you].
16:18 For [T omits] they have refreshed [GBT: comforted] my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye [G: acknowledge therefore; BT: look therefore that ye know] them that are such [G: such men].
16:19 The churches [T congregations] of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much [G: greatly] in the Lord, with [BT: and so doth] the church [T: congregation] that is in their house. qtext
16:20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. qtext
16:21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.
16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him [BT: the same] be Anathema [G: had in execration] Maranatha. qtext
16:23 The grace of our [T: the] Lord Jesus Christ be with you [T: +all].
16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
(1 Cor 16:13) GF4: 345; GF8: 73 ; RBA 304; RBAF 260
(1 Cor 16:14) GF4: 266
(1 Cor 16:15f) EQ 543 (BR)
(1 Cor 16:16) GF6: 232; IP4: 303
(1 Cor 16:19) GF4: 108, 269; GF6: 199; GF8: 169 ; LB (E134)
(1 Cor 16:20) JN1: 532
(1 Cor 16:22) GF4: 353
(1 Cor 16:13)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 16:13: GF4:345 (2 Cor 1:24)]
(1 Cor 16:14)
GF4:266 (1660): And let all things be done in love [1 Cor 16:14], that keeps down the spirit of strife, where the vain-glorying is [Phil 2:3]....
(1 Cor 16:19)
[Other texts citing 1 Cor 16:19: GF8:169 (Rom 16:1-6)]
(1 Cor 16:20)
JN1: 532 (1655): And you that call it immodest for the saints to greet one another with a kiss, and would slander by it, may as well accuse the apostle for immodest, who exhorteth the saints to it [1 Cor 16:20]; and was this the thing you kept so close when you said, "to say no more"? It seemed by those words to have been some heinous thing and not the apostle's exhortation and saints' practice, but you want matter to accuse of.
(1 Cor 16:22)
GF4:353 (1668): And though the apostles said to the Corinthians, "if any man love not Jesus Christ, let him be an Anathema and Maranatha" [1 Cor 16:22], yet the apostle plainly tells you, "that they did not wrestle with flesh and blood, and the weapons were spiritual but not carnal" [Eph 16:12/2 Cor 10:4], and he tells you, "that he that is born after the flesh persecutes him that is born after the spirit" [Gal 4:29], and the spiritual birth has his spiritual weapons, but the carnal man his his carnal weapons; and so each birth hath his weapons.
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