1 Corinthians 15:12-27

MLV(i) 12 Now if Christ is preached that he has been raised up from the dead, how are some among you saying that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised up; 14 and if Christ has not been raised up, consequently, our preaching is empty, your faith is also empty. 15 Now, we are also found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God in saying that he raised the Christ up; whom consequently, he did not raise up, if indeed the dead are not raised up. 16 For if the dead are not raised up, not even Christ has been raised up; 17 and if Christ has not been raised up, your faith is futile. You are still in your sins. 18 Consequently, also those who have fallen-asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are the most pitiful of all men.
20 But now Christ has been raised up from the dead, he became the first-fruit of those who have fallen-asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. 22 For just-as all die in Adam, so all will also be given-life in Christ. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the first-fruit; thereafter those who are Christ’s in his presence. 24 Thereafter is the end, whenever he gives up the kingdom to the God and Father; whenever he does-away-with all rule and all authority and power. 25 For it is essential for him to reign, till whenever, he should place all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy done-away-with is death. 27 For he has made all things subject under his feet. But whenever he says, All things are made subject, it is evident that it is all things unless it is the one who has subjected all things to him.