12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there (A)is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised; 14 and (B)if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, your faith also is in vain. 15 Moreover, we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified [a]against God that He (C)raised [b]Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then not even Christ has been raised; 17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; (D)you are still in your sins. 18 Then also those who (E)have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If we have hoped in Christ only in this life, we are (F)of all people most to be pitied.

The Order of Resurrection

20 But the fact is, Christ (G)has been raised from the dead, the (H)first fruits of those who (I)are asleep. 21 For since (J)by a man death came, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For (K)as in Adam all die, so also in [c]Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ (L)the first fruits, after that (M)those who are Christ’s at (N)His coming,

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:15 Or concerning
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:15 I.e., the Messiah
  3. 1 Corinthians 15:22 I.e., the Messiah