Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?

King James Version

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?

Holman Bible

Otherwise what will they do who are being baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, then why are people baptized for them?

International Standard Version

Otherwise, what will those people do who are being baptized because of those who have died? If the dead are not raised at all, why are they being baptized because of them?

A Conservative Version

Otherwise what will they do who are immersed for the dead? If the dead do not rise at all, why then are they immersed for the dead?

American Standard Version

Else what shall they do that are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?

Amplified

Otherwise, what do people mean by being [themselves] baptized in behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?

An Understandable Version

Otherwise [i.e., if there were no resurrection], what do people accomplish by being immersed for those who have [already] died? If dead people are not raised up at all, why then are people immersed on their behalf? [Note: The foregoing rendition is the most commonly held one of over

Anderson New Testament

For else, what shall those do, who are immersed for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why, then, are they immersed for the dead?

Bible in Basic English

Again, what will they do who are given baptism for the dead? if the dead do not come back at all, why are people given baptism for them?

Common New Testament

Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are people baptized for them?

Daniel Mace New Testament

If it be not so, what can they effect who are baptized for the dead? if the dead rise not at all, why are they then baptized for the dead?

Darby Translation

Since what shall the baptised for the dead do if those that are dead rise not at all? why also are they baptised for them?

Godbey New Testament

Then what shall they do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead rise not at all, why are they also baptized for them?

Goodspeed New Testament

Otherwise, what do people mean by having themselves baptized on behalf of their dead? If the dead do not rise at all, why do they have themselves baptized on their behalf?

John Wesley New Testament

Else what shall they do, who are baptized for the dead? If the dead rise not at all, why are they then baptized for them?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Else what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

Julia Smith Translation

For what shall they do being immersed for the dead, if in fine the dead rise not? and why are they immersed for the dead?

King James 2000

Else what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Otherwise, why do they do [it], those who are being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why indeed are they being baptized on behalf of them?

Modern King James verseion

Otherwise, what will they do, those being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not at all raised, why indeed are they baptized on behalf of the dead?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Either, else what do they which are baptised over the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptised over the dead?

Moffatt New Testament

Otherwise, if there is no such thing as a resurrection, what is the meaning of people getting baptized on behalf of their dead? If dead men do not rise at all, why do people get baptized on their behalf?

Montgomery New Testament

Else what shall they do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are really not raised, why are they baptized for them?

NET Bible

Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, then why are they baptized for them?

New Heart English Bible

Or else what will they do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them?

Noyes New Testament

If it be not so, what are they doing, who are baptized for the dead? If the dead rise not at all, why are they then baptized for them?

Sawyer New Testament

Else what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? and why are they baptized for them?

The Emphasized Bible

Else, what will they do, who are being immersed in behalf of the dead? If, not at all, are the dead to be raised, why are they even being immersed in their behalf?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Else what will they do who are baptised? for the dead, if wholly dead they rise no more. Why are they then baptised for the dead?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Again, what good will they be doing who are baptized on behalf of the dead? If it is true that the dead do not rise, why are people baptized on their behalf?

Webster

Else what will they do, who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

Weymouth New Testament

Otherwise what will become of those who got themselves baptized for the dead? If the dead do not rise at all, why are these baptized for them?

Williams New Testament

Otherwise, what do those people mean who submit to being baptized on behalf of their dead? If the dead are never raised at all, why do they submit to being baptized on their behalf?

World English Bible

Or else what will they do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead aren't raised at all, why then are they baptized for the dead?

Worrell New Testament

Else what will those do who are immersed for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are they even immersed for them?

Worsley New Testament

Besides, what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why then are they baptized for the dead?

Youngs Literal Translation

Seeing what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? why also are they baptized for the dead?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐπεί 
Epei 
Usage: 26

τίς 
Tis 
what , who , why , whom , which ,
Usage: 344

shall they do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do , make , bring forth , commit , cause , work , show , bear , keep , fulfil , deal , perform , not tr , , vr do
Usage: 372


which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

βαπτίζω 
Baptizo 
Usage: 65

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138
Usage: 138

the dead
νεκρός 
Nekros 
νεκρός 
Nekros 
Usage: 105
Usage: 105

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if , whether , that , not tr ,
Usage: 218

ἐγείρω 
Egeiro 
rise , raise , arise , raise up , rise up , rise again , raise again ,
Usage: 101

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

at all
ὅλως 
Holos 
Usage: 3

why
τίς 
Tis 
what , who , why , whom , which ,
Usage: 344

βαπτίζω 
Baptizo 
Usage: 65


and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

βαπτίζω 
Baptizo 
Usage: 65

References

Context Readings

Concerning The Resurrection Of The Dead

28 When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all. 29 Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for them? 30 Why are we also in danger every hour?



Cross References

Matthew 20:22

But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to Him, "We are able."

Romans 6:3-4

Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?

1 Corinthians 15:16

For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;

1 Corinthians 15:32

If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE.

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