Effects of Denying the Resurrection

29 Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why then are they baptized for the dead?

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29 For otherwise, what will those do who are baptized [a]for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized [b]for them?

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:29 Or in behalf of
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:29 Or in behalf of

29 Otherwise, what will those do who are being [a]baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people even baptized for them?

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:29 This has nothing to do with Christian baptism or salvation. Paul may be referring to the practices of a pagan religion that required a ritual washing to enter an afterlife.

29 Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?

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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?

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