1 Corinthians 15:20

20 But the truth is that Christ has been raised up, the first in a long legacy of those who are going to leave the cemeteries.

1 Corinthians 15:20 In-Context

18 It's even worse for those who died hoping in Christ and resurrection, because they're already in their graves.
19 If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we're a pretty sorry lot.
20 But the truth is that Christ has been raised up, the first in a long legacy of those who are going to leave the cemeteries.
21 There is a nice symmetry in this: Death initially came by a man, and resurrection from death came by a man.
22 Everybody dies in Adam; everybody comes alive in Christ.
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