17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.(A) 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep(B) in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.(C)

20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead,(D) the firstfruits(E) of those who have fallen asleep.(F)

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