1 Cor. 15:2 KJV (With Strong’s)

dia (Greek #1223)
through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
KJV usage: after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.
Pronounce: dee-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
ye are saved
sozo (Greek #4982)
to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.
Pronounce: sode'-zo
Origin: from a primary σῶς (contraction for obsolete σάος, "safe")
, if
ei (Greek #1487)
if, whether, that, etc.
KJV usage: forasmuch as, if, that, (al-)though, whether. Often used in connection or composition with other particles, especially as in 1489, 1490, 1499, 1508, 1509, 1512, 1513, 1536, 1537. See also 1437.
Pronounce: i
Origin: a primary particle of conditionality
yev ηkeep in memory
katecho (Greek #2722)
to hold down (fast), in various applications (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, X make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.
Pronounce: kat-ekh'-o
Origin: from 2596 and 2192
tis (Greek #5100)
some or any person or object
KJV usage: a (kind of), any (man, thing, thing at all), certain (thing), divers, he (every) man, one (X thing), ought, + partly, some (man, -body, - thing, -what), (+ that no-)thing, what(-soever), X wherewith, whom(-soever), whose(-soever).
Pronounce: tis
Origin: an enclitic indefinite pronoun
logos (Greek #3056)
something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ)
KJV usage: account, cause, communication, X concerning, doctrine, fame, X have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say(-ing), shew, X speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work.
Pronounce: log'-os
Origin: from 3004
I preached
euaggelizo (Greek #2097)
to announce good news ("evangelize") especially the gospel
KJV usage: declare, bring (declare, show) glad (good) tidings, preach (the gospel).
Pronounce: yoo-ang-ghel-id'-zo
Origin: from 2095 and 32
unto you
humin (Greek #5213)
to (with or by) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your(-selves).
Pronounce: hoo-min'
Origin: irregular dative case of 5210
, unless
ektos (Greek #1622)
the exterior; figuratively (as a preposition) aside from, besides
KJV usage: but, except(-ed), other than, out of, outside, unless, without.
Pronounce: ek-tos'
Origin: from 1537
ei (Greek #1487)
if, whether, that, etc.
KJV usage: forasmuch as, if, that, (al-)though, whether. Often used in connection or composition with other particles, especially as in 1489, 1490, 1499, 1508, 1509, 1512, 1513, 1536, 1537. See also 1437.
Pronounce: i
Origin: a primary particle of conditionality
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
yew have believed
pisteuo (Greek #4100)
to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ)
KJV usage: believe(-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with.
Pronounce: pist-yoo'-o
Origin: from 4102
in vain
eike (Greek #1500)
idly, i.e. without reason (or effect)
KJV usage: without a cause, (in) vain(-ly).
Pronounce: i-kay'
Origin: probably from 1502 (through the idea of failure)

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

ye are.
keep in memory.
or, hold fast.
1 Cor. 15:11‑12• 11Whether, therefore, I or they, thus we preach, and thus ye have believed.
12Now if Christ is preached that he is raised from among the dead, how say some among you that there is not a resurrection of those that are dead?
(1 Cor. 15:11‑12)
Prov. 3:1• 1My son, forget not my teaching, and let thy heart observe my commandments; (Prov. 3:1)
Prov. 4:13• 13Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go: keep her, for she is thy life. (Prov. 4:13)
Prov. 6:20‑23• 20My son, observe thy father's commandment, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
21bind them continually upon thy heart, tie them about thy neck:
22when thou walkest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
23For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
(Prov. 6:20‑23)
Prov. 23:23• 23Buy the truth, and sell it not; wisdom, and instruction, and intelligence. (Prov. 23:23)
Col. 1:23• 23if indeed ye abide in the faith founded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the glad tidings, which ye have heard, which have been proclaimed in the whole creation which is under heaven, of which *I* Paul became minister. (Col. 1:23)
2 Thess. 2:15• 15So then, brethren, stand firm, and hold fast the instructions which ye have been taught, whether by word or by our letter. (2 Thess. 2:15)
Heb. 2:1• 1For this reason we should give heed more abundantly to the things we have heard, lest in any way we should slip away. (Heb. 2:1)
Heb. 3:6,14• 6but Christ, as Son over his house, whose house are *we*, if indeed we hold fast the boldness and the boast of hope firm to the end.
14For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;
(Heb. 3:6,14)
Heb. 4:14• 14Having therefore a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the confession. (Heb. 4:14)
Heb. 10:23• 23Let us hold fast the confession of the hope unwavering, (for he is faithful who has promised;) (Heb. 10:23)
what I preached.
Gr. by what speech I preached.
 Here at least was a very solid foundation for his argument: their salvation (unless all that they had believed was but a profitless fable) depended on the fact of the resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15 by J.N. Darby)
 Salvation in this epistle, as in many others, is viewed as going on. (Vers. 1, 2.) (Notes on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

by which also ye are saved, (if ye hold fast the word which I announcedd to you as the glad tidings,) unless indeed ye have believed in vain.

JND Translation Notes

Lit. "evangelized."

W. Kelly Translation

by which also ye are being saved, if ye hold fast with what discourse I announced [it] to you, unless ye believed lightly1.

WK Translation Notes

are being saved: "are saved" [in the RV] is right, though not consistent with the work elsewhere. (Bible Treasury 13:367)
[last half]: [The American correctors of the RV, "saved, if ye hold fast what I preached unto you, except" substituting "the word which" for "what," are] right. (Bible Treasury 14:368)