1 Corinthians 15:12-27

Noyes(i) 12 But if Christ be preached that he hath risen from the dead, how is it that some among you say, that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then Christ hath not risen; 14 and if Christ hath not risen, then is our preaching vain, and vain also is your faith. 15 And we are also found false witnesses concerning God; because we testified concerning God that he raised up Christ, whom he did not raise up, if so be that the dead rise not. 16 For if the dead rise not, then Christ hath not risen; 17 and if Christ hath not risen, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins; 18 then also they that have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20 But now hath Christ risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that have fallen asleep. 21 For since through man came death, through man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ will all be made alive. 23 But every one in his own order; Christ the firstfruits, afterward they that are Christs, at his coming. 24 Then will be the end, when he delivereth up the kingdom to God, the Father, when he shall have destroyed all dominion, and all authority, and power. 25 For he must reign, "till he hath put all enemies under his feet." 26 The last enemy, death, will be destroyed; 27 for "he put all things under his feet." But when it is said that all things have been put under him, it is manifest that he who put all things under him is excepted.