CLV(i) 1 Now I am making known to you, brethren, the evangel which I bring to you, which also you accepted, in which also you stand, 2 through which also you are saved, if you are retaining what I said in bringing the evangel to you, outside and except you believe feignedly." 3 For I give over to you among the first what also I accepted, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, 4 and that He was entombed, and that He has been roused the third day according to the scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, thereupon by the twelve." 6 Thereupon He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the majority are remaining hitherto, yet some were put to repose also." 7 Thereupon He was seen by James, thereafter by all the apostles." 8 Yet, last of all, even as if a premature birth, He was seen by me also." 9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not competent to be called an apostle, because I persecute the ecclesia of God." 10 Yet, in the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace, which is in me, did not come to be for naught, but more exceedingly than all of them toil I - yet not I, but the grace of God which is with me." 11 Then, whether I or they, thus we are heralding and thus you believe." 12 Now if Christ is being heralded that He has been roused from among the dead, how are some among you saying that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 Now if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ been roused." 14 Now if Christ has not been roused, for naught, consequently, is our heralding, and for naught is your faith." 15 Now we are being found false witnesses also of God, seeing that we testify by God that He rouses Christ, Whom, consequently, He rouses not, if so be that the dead are not being roused." 16 For, if the dead are not being roused, neither has Christ been roused." 17 Now, if Christ has not been roused, vain is your faith - you are still in your sins!" 18 Consequently those also, who are put to repose in Christ, perished." 19 If we are having an expectation in Christ in this life only, more forlorn than all men are we." 20 (Yet now Christ has been roused from among the dead, the Firstfruit of those who are reposing." 21 For since, in fact, through a man came death, through a Man, also, comes the resurrection of the dead." 22 For even as, in Adam, all are dying, thus also, in Christ, shall all be vivified." 23 Yet each in his own class: the Firstfruit, Christ; thereupon those who are Christ's in His presence;" 24 thereafter the consummation, whenever He may be giving up the kingdom to His God and Father, whenever He should be nullifying all sovereignty and all authority and power." 25 For He must be reigning until He should be placing all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy is being abolished: death. 27 For He subjects all under His feet. Now whenever He may be saying that all is subject, it is evident that it is outside of Him Who subjects all to Him." 28 Now, whenever all may be subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also shall be subjected to Him Who subjects all to Him, that God may be All in all.)" 29 Else what shall those be doing who are baptizing? It is for the sake of the dead absolutely if the dead are not being roused. Why are they baptizing also for their sake? 30 Why are we also in danger every hour? 31 Daily am I dying. By this boast of yours, brethren, which I have in Christ Jesus, our Lord, 32 if, as a man, I fight wild beasts in Ephesus, what is the benefit to me? If the dead are not being roused, "we may be eating and drinking, for tomorrow we are dying." 33 Be not deceived: evil conversations are corrupting kind characters. 34 Sober up justly and do not be sinning, for some have an ignorance of God. To abash you am I saying it." 35 But someone will be protesting, "How are the dead being roused? Now with what body are they coming? 36 Imprudent one! What you are sowing is not being vivified if it should not be dying. 37 And, what you are sowing, you are not sowing the body which shall come to be, but a naked kernel, perchance of wheat or some of the rest." 38 Yet God is giving it a body according as He wills, and to each of the seeds its own body." 39 Not all flesh is the same flesh, but there is one, indeed, of men, yet another flesh of beasts, yet another flesh of flyers, yet another of fishes." 40 There are bodies celestial as well as bodies terrestrial. But a different glory, indeed, is that of the celestial, yet a different that of the terrestrial, 41 another glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars, for star is excelling star in glory." 42 Thus also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is roused in incorruption. 43 It is sown in dishonor; it is roused in glory. It is sown in infirmity; it is roused in power. 44 It is sown a soulish body; it is roused a spiritual body. 45 If there is a soulish body, there is a spiritual also. Thus it is written also, The first man, Adam, "became a living soul:the last Adam a vivifying Spirit." 46 But not first the spiritual, but the soulish, thereupon the spiritual." 47 The first man was out of the earth, soilish; the second Man is the Lord out of heaven." 48 Such as the soilish one is, such are those also who are soilish, and such as the Celestial One, such are those also who are celestials." 49 And according as we wear the image of the soilish, we should be wearing the image also of the Celestial." 50 Now this I am averring, brethren, that flesh and blood is not able to enjoy an allotment in the kingdom of God, neither is corruption enjoying the allotment of incorruption." 51 Lo! a secret to you am I telling! We all, indeed, shall not be put to repose, yet we all shall be changed, 52 in an instant, in the twinkle of an eye, at the last trump. For He will be trumpeting, and the dead will be roused incorruptible, and we shall be changed." 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal put on immortality." 54 Now, whenever this corruptible should be putting on incorruption and this mortal should be putting on immortality, then shall come to pass the word which is written, Swallowed up was Death by Victory." 55 Where, O Death, is your victory? Where, O Death, is your sting? 56 Now the sting of Death is sin, yet the power of sin is the law." 57 Now thanks be to God, Who is giving us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ." 58 So that, my beloved brethren, become settled, unmovable, superabounding in the work of the Lord always, being aware that your toil is not for naught in the Lord."