31 By your [a]rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
32 [b]If I have fought with beasts at Ephesus [c]after the manner of men, what advantageth it me, if the dead be not raised up? [d]let us [e]eat and drink: for tomorrow we shall die.
33 [f]Be not deceived: evil speakings corrupt good manners.
1 Corinthians 15:31As though he said, I die daily, as all the miseries I suffer can well witness, which I may truly boast of, that I have suffered amongst you.
1 Corinthians 15:32The taking away of an objection: but thou Paul, didst ambitiously, as commonly men are wont to do, when thou didst fight with beasts at Ephesus: That is very like, saith Paul, for what could that advantage me, were it not for the glory of eternal life which I hope for?
1 Corinthians 15:32Not upon any godly motion, nor casting mine eyes upon God, but carried away with vain glory, or a certain headiness.
1 Corinthians 15:32The seventh argument which dependeth upon the last: if there be no resurrection of the dead, why do we give ourselves to anything else, save to eating and drinking?
1 Corinthians 15:33The conclusion with a sharp exhortation, that they take heed of the naughty company of certain: from whence he showeth that this mischief sprang: warning them to be wise with sobriety unto righteousness.
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