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1 Corinthians 15:4-6 The Passion Translation (TPT)

He was buried in a tomb
    and was raised from the dead after three days,
    as foretold in the Scriptures.[a]
Then he appeared to Peter the Rock[b]
    and to the twelve apostles.[c]

He also appeared to more than five hundred of his followers at the same time, most of whom are still alive as I write this, though a few have passed away.[d]


  1. 1 Corinthians 15:4 See Ps. 16:9-10; Luke 24:25-27, 44–46.
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:5 Or “Cephas.” Paul includes the bodily appearance of Jesus to his followers as part of the gospel to be believed. What Paul states as the heart of the gospel is (1) Christ’s death, (2) the fulfillment of prophecies, (3) Christ’s burial, (4) Christ’s resurrection, and (5) Christ supernaturally appeared (manifested) to his followers. More than 515 followers of Jesus saw him after his resurrection, including those mentioned by Paul and Miriam (Mary) at the garden tomb.
  3. 1 Corinthians 15:5 Most scholars conclude that vv. 3–5 represent an early creed of the apostles on which our Christian faith is based.
  4. 1 Corinthians 15:6 Or “Some have fallen asleep,” a Hebrew euphemism for death when referring to believers.
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