15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you athe gospel bwhich I preached unto you, which also ye have freceived, and cwherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are dsaved, if ye * keep in memory * what I preached unto you, eunless ye have believed in vain. 3 For fI delivered unto you first of all that which I also freceived, how that Christ died gfor our sins haccording to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again ithe third day jaccording to the scriptures: 5 And that khe was seen of lCephas, then mof the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of nabove five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part oremain unto this present, but some are pfallen asleep. 7 After that, he was seen of qJames; then of rall the apostles. 8 And slast of all the was seen of me also, as of * one born out of due time. 9 For uI am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because xI persecuted the church of God. 10 But yby the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but zI laboured more abundantly than they all: ayet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, bhow say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, cthen is Christ not risen: 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. 15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God dthat he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; eye are yet in your sins. 18 Then they also which are ffallen asleep in Christ are perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, gwe are of all men most miserable. 20 But now his Christ risen from the dead, and ibecome the firstfruits of them that fslept. 21 For ksince by man came death, lby man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For mas in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: iChrist the firstfruits; nafterward they that are Christ’s oat his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up pthe kingdom to ppGod, even the Father; when he shall have qput down all rrule and all authority and rpower. 25 For he must reign, still he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be qtdestroyed is death. 27 For uhe hath put all things under his feet. But when whe saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when xall things shall be subdued unto him, then yshall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. 29 Else what shall they do which zare baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not aat all? why are they then baptized for the dead? 30 And why stand we in bjeopardy every hour? 31 I protest by * your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, cI die ddaily. 32 If * after the manner of men eI have fought with beasts at fEphesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? glet us eat and drink; hfor to morrow we die. 33 iBe not deceived: jevil communications corrupt good manners. 34 kAwake to righteousness, and sin not; for lsome have not the knowledge of God: mI speak this to your shame.
35 But some man will say, nHow are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? 36 Thou ofool, pthat which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: 37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, qit may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: 38 But God giveth it a body qqas it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 rSo also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in scorruption; it is raised in tincorruption: 43 uIt is sown in dishonour; it ris raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a wnatural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, xThe first man Adam was made a living soul; ythe last Adam was made za quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is wnatural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 aThe first man is of the earth, bearthy: the second man is acthe Lord from heaven. 48 As is the bearthy, such are they also that are bearthy: and as is the heavenly, dsuch are they also that are heavenly. 49 And eas we have borne the image of the bearthy, fwe shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that gflesh and blood hcannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth icorruption inherit iincorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; kWe shall not all lsleep, but mwe shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for nthe trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on iincorruption, and othis mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on iincorruption, and opthis mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, qDeath is oswallowed up rin victory. 55 sO death, where is thy sting? O * tgrave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and uthe strength of sin is the law. 57 But vthanks be to God, wwhich giveth us xthe victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 yTherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye zstedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in athe work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know bthat your labour is not in vain cin the Lord.
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