1 Corinthians 15:12-27

ACV(i) 12 Now if Christ is proclaimed that he has risen from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ risen. 14 And if Christ has not risen, then our preaching is empty, and your faith is also empty. 15 And also we are found FALSE witnesses of God, because we witnessed according to God that he raised up the Christ, whom he did not raise up, if therefore the dead are really not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, neither has Christ been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain. Ye are still in your sins. 18 Then also those who slept in Christ have perished. 19 If we are men who have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men more miserable. 20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruit of those who are asleep. 21 For since death is because of a man, the resurrection of the dead is also because of a man. 22 For as by Adam all die, so also by Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order. Christ the first fruit, then those of Christ at his coming. 24 Afterwards the end, when he delivers up the kingdom to the God and Father, when he will abolishes all rule, and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he will put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy abolished is death. 27 For he subordinated all things under his feet. But when he says that all things have been subordinated, it is clear that he who subordinated all things under him, is excepted.