1 Corinthians 15:1-11 NIV

The Resurrection of Christ

1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel1 I preached to you,2 which you received and on which you have taken your stand.

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2 By this gospel you are saved,3 if you hold firmly4 to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

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3 For what I received5 I passed on to you6 as of first importancea: that Christ died for our sins7 according to the Scriptures,8

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    • a 15:3 - Or "you at the first"
      4 that he was buried,9 that he was raised10 on the third day11 according to the Scriptures,12

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      5 and that he appeared to Peter,b13 and then to the Twelve.14

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      6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.15

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          7 Then he appeared to James,16 then to all the apostles,17

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          8 and last of all he appeared to me also,18 as to one abnormally born.

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          9 For I am the least of the apostles19 and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted20 the church of God.21

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          10 But by the grace22 of God I am what I am, and his grace to me23 was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them24--yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.25

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          11 Whether, then, it was I or they,26 this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

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