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15:1 Now I declare to you, brothers, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which you also stand,
15:2 by which also you are saved, if you hold firmly the word which I preached to you -- unless you believed in vain.
15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,
15:5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
15:6 Then he appeared to over five hundred brothers at once, most of whom remain until now, but some have also fallen asleep.
15:7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,
15:11 Whether then it is I or they, so we preach, and so you believed.
15:12 Now if Christ is preached, that he has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
15:13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ been raised.
15:14 If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith also is in vain.
15:16 For if the dead aren`t raised, neither has Christ been raised.
15:17 If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.
15:18 Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep.
15:21 For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man.
15:22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
15:23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ`s, at his coming.
15:26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death.
15:27 For, "He put all things in subjection under his feet." But when he says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that he is excepted who subjected all things to him.
15:28 When all things have been subjected to him, then the Son will also himself be subjected to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all.
15:30 Why do we also stand in jeopardy every hour?
15:31 I die daily, by your boasting which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord.
15:33 Don`t be deceived! "Evil companionships corrupt good morals."
15:34 Wake up righteously, and don`t sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
15:35 But some one will say, "How are the dead raised?" and, "With what kind of body do they come?"
15:36 You foolish one, that which you yourself sow is not made alive unless it dies.
15:37 That which you sow, you don`t sow the body that will be, but a bare grain, maybe of wheat, or of some other kind.
15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial differs from that of the terrestrial.
15:41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.
15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption.
15:43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.
15:46 However that which is spiritual isn`t first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual.
15:47 The first man is of the earth, made of dust. The second man is the Lord from heaven.
15:50 Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood can`t inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
15:54 But when this corruptible will have put on incorruption, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then what is written will happen: "Death is swallowed up in victory."
15:55 Death, where is your sting? Hades, where is your victory?"
15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.