1Co 15:3.  Ἐν πρώτοις, among the primary things) The things, which are of greatest importance, ought to be taught among the first things. בראשונה, the LXX., ἐν πρώτοις, i.e. in old time; 2Sa 20:18 : but, first, in Deu 13:9, and so here.-παρελάβον, I received) from Christ Himself, what I have spoken is no fiction, 2Pe 1:16.-ὍΤΙ, that) Paul says that he had declared among the first points of faith, not only the resurrection of Christ, but also the resurrection of the dead, which flows from it; and the Corinthians believed in these doctrines, before they were baptised in the name of Christ, who was crucified for them, and so also died and rose again, 1Co 1:13 : comp. Heb 6:2.-ὙΠῈΡ, for) a very effective expression, which means, for taking away our sins, Gal 1:4; 1Pe 2:24; 1Jn 3:5. So ὑπέρ, Heb 5:3; comp. Tit 2:14; Luk 1:71-74; 2Co 5:15.-ἁμαρτιῶν, sins) on account of which we had deserved death, 1Co 15:17.-γραφάς, Scriptures) Many things are said in Scripture respecting the death of Christ. Paul puts the testimony of Scripture before the testimony of those, who saw the Lord after His resurrection.
 Εἰκῆ, in vain-a melancholy term, Gal 2:2; Gal 3:4; Gal 4:11.-Vg.