1 Corinthians 15:17-20 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 18 Therefore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished. 19 If we have put our hope in Christ for this life only, we should be pitied more than anyone.
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20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.