which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures;
4And that he was buried, and
that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are
7After that, he was seen of James; then
of all the apostles.
8And last of all he was seen of me
also, as of one born out of due time.
9For I am the least
of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain;
but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
11Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
12Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection
of the dead?
13But if there be no resurrection of the dead,
then is Christ not risen:
14And if Christ be not risen,
then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up,
if so be that the dead rise not.
16For if the dead rise
not, then is not Christ raised:
17And if Christ be not
raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
24Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up
the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted,
which did put all things under him.
28And when all things
shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may
be all in all.
29Else what shall they do which are baptized
for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
30And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
32If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead
rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
35But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
36Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
37And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance
of wheat, or of some other grain:
38But God giveth it a
body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another
40There are also celestial bodies, and bodies
terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for
one star differeth from another star in glory.
is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a
45And so it is written, The first man Adam
was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also
that are heavenly.
49And as we have borne the image of
the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep,
but we shall all be changed,
52In a moment, in the twinkling
of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this
mortal must put on immortality.
54So when this corruptible
shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that
is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your
labour is not in vain in the Lord.