12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there ais no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;
14 and aif Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.
15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified 1against God that He araised 2Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.
16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;
17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; ayou are still in your sins.
18 Then those also who ahave fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are aof all men most to be pitied.
The Order of Resurrection
20 But now Christ ahas been raised from the dead, the bfirst fruits of those who care asleep.
21 For since aby a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.
22 For aas in Adam all die, so also in 1Christ all will be made alive.
23 But each in his own order: Christ athe first fruits, after that bthose who are Christ’s at cHis coming,
24 then comes the end, when He hands over athe kingdom to the bGod and Father, when He has abolished call rule and all authority and power.
25 For He must reign auntil He has put all His enemies under His feet.
26 The last enemy that will be aabolished is death.
27 For aHe has put all things in subjection under His feet. But when He says, “bAll things are put in subjection,” it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him.
28 When aall things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that bGod may be all in all.