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But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
References for 1 Corinthians 15:20
For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
References for 1 Corinthians 15:21
For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
References for 1 Corinthians 15:22
But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
References for 1 Corinthians 15:23
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.
References for 1 Corinthians 15:24
For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
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The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
References for 1 Corinthians 15:26
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