Now I would remind you, brothers,a of the gospel 1I preached to you, which you received, 2in which you stand,
and by which 3you are being saved, if you 4hold fast to the word I preached to you--5unless you believed in vain.
For 6I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died 7for our sins 8in accordance with the Scriptures,
that he was buried, that he was raised 9on the third day 10in accordance with the Scriptures,
and that 11he appeared to Cephas, then 12to the twelve.
Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.
Then he appeared to 13James, then 14to all the apostles.
Last of all, as to one untimely born, 15he appeared also to me.
For 16I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because 17I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, 18I worked harder than any of them, 19though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.