For I handed on to you as of primary importance what I received: that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried and that he was raised to life on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and later to the Twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred of the brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, although some have fallen asleep. After that he appeared to James, and then to all the apostles.

Last of all, he appeared to me, as to one born abnormally. For I am the least of the apostles. I am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. However, by the grace of God I am what I am, and the grace he has bestowed upon me has not proved to be fruitless. Indeed, I have worked harder than any of them—although that should not be credited to me but to the grace of God within me. But whether it was I or they, this is what we preach and what you have come to believe.

1 Corinthians 15:3-11 (NCB)

6 thoughts on “Happy Easter”

  1. This is the best Easter present I could ever and have ever gotten. This is literally the best news that I’ve ever gotten since I don’t know when. Thomas Nelson in August is going to be releasing a Sovereign Collection Edition of the Revised Standard Version Bible.

    Here’s the link on

    1. That looks like a great edition, and I really like the choice to use double-column text for the narrative sections and single-column text for poetry. It looks like this edition only has the protestant canon, sadly. But every once in a while, I splurge on a bible with just the protestant canon. The Zondervan Premier NRSV Single-Column edition was one of those. Truly a fantastic edition, and there are so few single-column NRSVs to choose from.

      1. Nope. Just the regular Protestant version. This is the RSV is my favorite translation and it’s so rare to come by something that’s not the RSV second Catholic edition I’m going to get this. I only exclusively use Catholic Bible but I’m not really going to have a choice on this. I’m just glad there’s actually going to be an RSV that’s going to actually be done in this beautiful style like this. I’ve been jealous for a while that there hasn’t been an RSV or a Catholic Bible that’s been done in some fashion like this. I did write to them and tell them hey myself and other people would appreciate some compact versions of the RSV as well as a Catholic edition done like this maybe a single column or something. I obviously heard nothing back from them. But if they did put out one that had the so-called Apocrypha stuck in a section by itself I might buy that just so I can have a new edition with good typefaces done really beautifully like this despite all the deficiencies of the Protestant version of this. I’ll let you know if they ever get back to me.

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