1 Corinthians 15:1-19

The Resurrection of Christ

1Now I would remind you, brothers
Or  brothers and sisters; also verses 6, 31, 50, 58
of the gospel bI preached to you, which you received cin which you stand,
2and by which dyou are being saved, if you ehold fast to the word I preached to youfunless you believed in vain.

3For gI delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died hfor our sins iin accordance with the Scriptures, 4that he was buried, that he was raised jon the third day kin accordance with the Scriptures, 5and that lhe appeared to Cephas, then mto the twelve. 6Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7Then he appeared to nJames, then oto all the apostles. 8Last of all, as to one untimely born phe appeared also to me. 9For qI am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because rI persecuted the church of God. 10But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary sI worked harder than any of them tthough it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

The Resurrection of the Dead

12Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead uhow can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13But if there is no resurrection of the dead vthen not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that whe raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and xyou are still in your sins. 18Then those also who yhave fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19If in Christ we have hope
Or  we have hoped
in this life only aawe are of all people most to be pitied.

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