14AndifChristbenotrisen , then is ourpreachingvain,andyourfaithisalsovain.15Yea,and we are found false witnesses of God;because we have testifiedofGodthat he raised upChrist:whom he raisednotup , if so be that the deadrisenot.16Forif the deadrisenot, then isnotChristraised :
17AndifChristbenotraised , yourfaith is vain; ye areyetinyoursins.18Then they also which are fallen asleepinChrist are perished .
19Ifinthislifeonly we have hopeinChrist, we are of allmen most miserable.20ButnowisChristrisenfrom the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept .
21Forsincebyman came death,byman came also the resurrection of the dead.22ForasinAdamalldie , evensoinChristshallall be made alive .
23But every manin his ownorder:Christ the firstfruits;afterward they that areChrist'sathiscoming.24Then cometh the end,when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God,even the Father;when he shall have put downallruleandallauthorityandpower.