1Now1I makeknown to you, brethren, the 2gospelwhich I preached to you, whichalso you received, 3in whichalso you stand,
by whichalso you are saved, 4if you holdfastathe wordwhich I preached to you, 5unless you believed in vain.
For 6I delivered to you bas of firstimportancewhat I alsoreceived, that Christdied7for our sins8according to the Scriptures,
and that He was buried, and that He was 9raised on the thirdday10according to the Scriptures,
and that 11He appeared to 12Cephas, then13to the twelve.
6After that He appeared to morethanfivehundredbrethren at onetime, most of whomremainuntilnow, but some14have fallenasleep;
7then He appeared to c15James, then to 16all the apostles;
and last of all, as dto oneuntimelyborn, 17He appeared to me also.
For I am18the least of the apostles, eand not fit to be called an apostle, because I 19persecuted the church of God.
But by 20the grace of God I amwhat I am, and His gracetoward me did not provevain; but I 21laboredevenmore than all of them, yet22not I, but the grace of God with me.
11Whetherthen it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
12NowifChrist is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do someamong you say that there 23is noresurrection of the dead?
But if there is noresurrection of the dead, not evenChrist has been raised;
and 24ifChrist has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faithalso is vain.
15Moreover we are evenfound to be falsewitnesses of God, because we testifiedfagainstGod that He 25raisedgChrist, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.
For if the dead are not raised, not evenChrist has been raised;
and ifChrist has not been raised, your faith is worthless; 26you are still in your sins.
18Thenthosealso who 27have fallenasleep in Christ have perished.
19If we have hoped in Christ in thislifeonly, we are 28of allmenmost to be pitied.
But nowChrist29has been raised from the dead, the 30firstfruits of those who 31are asleep.
For since32by a man came death, by a manalso came the resurrection of the dead.
For 33as in Adamalldie, soalso in hChristall will be madealive.
But each in his ownorder: Christ34the firstfruits, after that 35thosewho are Christ's at 36His coming,
24then comes the end, when He hands over 37the kingdom to the 38God and Father, when He has abolished39allrule and allauthority and power.
For He mustreign40until He has putall His enemiesunder His feet.
The lastenemy that will be 41abolished is death.
For 42HE HAS PUTALLTHINGS IN SUBJECTIONUNDER HIS FEET. But when He says, "43Allthings are put in subjection," it is evident that He is excepted who putallthings in subjection to Him.
28When44allthings are subjected to Him, then the SonHimselfalso will be subjected to the One who subjectedallthings to Him, so that 45God may be all in all.
29Otherwise, what will thosedo who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, whythen are they baptized for them?
30Why are we also46in dangereveryhour?
I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in ChristJesus our Lord, 47I diedaily .
32Ififrom humanmotives I 48fought with wildbeasts at 49Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, 50LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE.
3351Do not be deceived: "Badcompanycorruptsgoodmorals."
3452Becomesober-mindedjas you ought, and stopsinning; for somehave53noknowledge of God. 54I speak this to your shame.
But 55someone will say, "How are 56the deadraised? And with whatkind of body do they come?"
3657You fool! That which you 58sow does not come to lifeunless it dies;
and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a baregrain, perhaps of wheator of ksomethingelse.
But Godgives it a bodyjust as He wished, and 59to each of the seeds a body of its own.
39Allflesh is not the sameflesh, but there is one flesh of men, and anotherflesh of beasts, and anotherflesh of birds, and another of fish.
There are alsoheavenlybodies and earthlybodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another.
There is oneglory of the sun, and anotherglory of the moon, and anotherglory of the stars; for stardiffers from star in glory.
4260Soalso is the resurrection of the dead. It is sownl61a perishable body, it is raisedm62an imperishable body;
it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in 63glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
it is sown a 64naturalbody, it is raised a 65spiritualbody. If there is a naturalbody, there is also a spiritual body.
45Soalso it is written, "The first66MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVINGSOUL." The 67lastAdam became a 68life-givingspirit.
46However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
The firstman is 69from the earth, n70earthy; the secondman is from heaven.
As is the earthy, soalso are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, 71soalso are those who are heavenly.
49Just as we have 72borne the image of the earthy, owe 73will alsobear the image of the heavenly.
50Now I saythis, brethren, that 74flesh and bloodcannot75inherit the kingdom of God; nor does pthe perishableinheritq76the imperishable.
51Behold, I tell you a 77mystery; we will not allsleep, but we will all be 78changed,
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the lasttrumpet; for 79the trumpet will sound, and 80the dead will be raisedrimperishable, and 81we will be changed.
For thissperishablemustput on t82the imperishable, and this83mortal must put on immortality.
But whenthisuperishable will have put on vthe imperishable, and thismortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "84DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.
"85O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?"
The sting of 86death is sin, and 87the power of sin is the law;
but 88thanks be to God, who gives us the 89victorythrough our LordJesusChrist.
5890Therefore, my belovedbrethren, be steadfast, immovable, alwaysabounding in 91the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.