Tuesday, September 2, 2014

1 Corinthians 15:1-5 in The Living Bible

     I remember The Living Bible was one of my first Bibles. It was given to me by my sister when I was young. Here's how it paraphrases 1 Corinthians 15:1-5:
Now let me remind you, brothers, of what the Gospel really is, for it has not changed—it is the same Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then and still do now, for your faith is squarely built upon this wonderful message; 2 and it is this Good News that saves you if you still firmly believe it, unless of course you never really believed it in the first place. 3 I passed on to you right from the first what had been told to me, that Christ died for our sins just as the Scriptures said he would, 4 and that he was buried, and that three days afterwards he arose from the grave just as the prophets foretold. 5 He was seen by Peter and later by the rest of "the Twelve." (Ken Taylor, The Living Bible, footnote his.)


a The name given to Jesus' twelve disciples, and still used after Judas was gone from among them.