The Meaning of 1 Corinthians 6:14 Explained

1 Corinthians 6:14

KJV: And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

YLT: and God both the Lord did raise, and us will raise up through His power.

Darby: And God has both raised up the Lord, and will raise us up from among the dead by his power.

ASV: and God both raised the Lord, and will raise up as through his power.

What does 1 Corinthians 6:14 Mean?

Context Summary

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 - Keeping The Body Holy
It is interesting to compare 1 Corinthians 6:12 with 1 Corinthians 10:23. There are four clauses in each verse, three of which are similar, but the last ones differ. The two laws that should govern our life in doubtful things, are first, the arresting of oneself in the doing of anything which threatens to become our master; and second, the abstaining from anything which threatens to be a stumbling-block in another's Christian life.
It is not enough to watch against temptation; we should be so filled with the Spirit of the risen Savior that the desires of the flesh shall have no fascination. The power that raised the body of Jesus from the grave is surely strong enough to raise our bodies from the bondage of corruption and to translate them to the resurrection plane. Let us keep joined to the Lord by one Spirit, that He may pour His own living energy into our nature. When He redeemed us, He undertook to save us wholly and entirely-spirit, soul, and body, 1 Thessalonians 5:23. Hand the keeping of your body over to Him. Consider that it is the forecourt of a temple, in the inner shrine of which the Holy Spirit lives; and as of old the glory of the Lord filled the whole structure, so trust the Spirit of Holiness to make and keep you whole. [source]

Chapter Summary: 1 Corinthians 6

1  The Corinthians must take their brothers to court;
6  especially under infidels
9  The wicked shall not inherit the kingdom of God
15  Our bodies are the members of Christ, and temples of the Holy Spirit:
19  they must not therefore be defiled

Greek Commentary for 1 Corinthians 6:14

Will raise up us [ημας εχεγερει]
Future active indicative of εχεγειρω — exegeirō though the MSS. vary greatly, some having the present and some even the aorist. But the resurrection of the body gives added weight to Paul‘s argument about the dignity and destiny of the body (quanta dignitas, Bengel) which should not be prostituted to sensuality. [source]
Will raise up us []
The body being destined to share with the body of Christ in resurrection, and to be raised up incorruptible, is the subject of a higher adaptation, with which fornication is incompatible. [source]

Reverse Greek Commentary Search for 1 Corinthians 6:14

Romans 9:17 Raised thee up [ἐξήγειρα]
Hebrew, caused thee to stand. Sept., διετηρήθης thouwast preserved alive. Only once elsewhere in the New Testament, 1 Corinthians 6:14, of raising from the dead. The meaning here is general, allowed thee to appear; brought, thee forward on the stage of events, as Zechariah 11:16. So the simple verb in Matthew 11:11; John 7:52. Other explanations are, preserved thee alive, as Sept., excited thee to opposition, as Habakkuk 1:6; created thee. [source]

What do the individual words in 1 Corinthians 6:14 mean?

- And God both the Lord has raised up and us will raise out by the power of Him
δὲ Θεὸς καὶ τὸν Κύριον ἤγειρεν καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐξεγερεῖ διὰ τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ

Parse: Article, Nominative Masculine Singular
Sense: this, that, these, etc.
Θεὸς  God 
Parse: Noun, Nominative Masculine Singular
Root: θεός  
Sense: a god or goddess, a general name of deities or divinities.
καὶ  both 
Parse: Conjunction
Root: καί  
Sense: and, also, even, indeed, but.
Κύριον  Lord 
Parse: Noun, Accusative Masculine Singular
Root: κύριος  
Sense: he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord.
ἤγειρεν  has  raised  up 
Parse: Verb, Aorist Indicative Active, 3rd Person Singular
Root: ἐγείρω  
Sense: to arouse, cause to rise.
ἡμᾶς  us 
Parse: Personal / Possessive Pronoun, Accusative 1st Person Plural
Root: ἐγώ  
Sense: I, me, my.
ἐξεγερεῖ  will  raise  out 
Parse: Verb, Future Indicative Active, 3rd Person Singular
Root: ἐξεγείρω  
Sense: to arouse, raise up (from sleep).
δυνάμεως  power 
Parse: Noun, Genitive Feminine Singular
Root: δύναμις  
Sense: strength power, ability.
αὐτοῦ  of  Him 
Parse: Personal / Possessive Pronoun, Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Root: αὐτός  
Sense: himself, herself, themselves, itself.