Now I make known unto you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received and wherein you stand.
By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain.
For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures:
And that he was buried: and that he rose again according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen by Cephas, and after that by the eleven.
Then was he seen by more than five hundred brethren at once: of whom many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep.
After that, he was seen by James: then by all the apostles.
And last of all, he was seen also by me, as by one born out of due tine.
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God, I am what I am. And his grace in me hath not been void: but I have laboured more abundantly than all they. Yet not I, but the grace of God with me:
For whether I or they, so we preach: and so you have believed.
Now if Christ be preached, that he arose again from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen again.
And if Christ be not risen again, then is our preaching vain: and your faith is also vain.
Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God: because we have given testimony against God, that he hath raised up Christ, whom he hath not raised up, if the dead rise not again.
For if the dead rise not again, neither is Christ risen again.
And if Christ be not risen again, your faith is vain: for you are yet in your sins.
Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep:
For by a man came death: and by a man the resurrection of the dead.
And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.
But every one in his own order: the firstfruits, Christ: then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming.
Afterwards the end: when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God and the Father: when he shall have brought to nought all principality and power and virtue.
For he must reign, until he hath put all his enemies under his feet.
And the enemy, death, shall be destroyed last: For he hath put all things under his feet. And whereas he saith:
All things are put under him; undoubtedly, he is excepted, who put all things under him.
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then the Son also himself shall be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Otherwise, what shall they do that are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not again at all? Why are they then baptized for them?
Why also are we in danger every hour?
I die daily, I protest by your glory, brethren, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If (according to man) I fought with beasts at Ephesus, what doth it profit me, if the dead rise not again? Let us eat and drink, for to morrow we shall die.
Be not seduced: Evil communications corrupt good manners.
Awake, ye just, and sin not. For some have not the knowledge of God. I speak it to your shame.