1Moreover, my brethren, I declare to you HaB’sorah which I declared to you, and which you have accepted, and for which you have stood firm, 2by which also you live, if you keep in remembrance that very Davar which I have declared to you, and if your absolute trust has not been in vain. 3For I delivered to you first of all that which I had also received, that Mashi’akh died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4and that He was buried, and that He rose again on the third day according to the scriptures; 5and that He appeared to Kefa, and then to the twelve; 6after that, He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at once, of whom a great many are still living, though some are dead. 7And after that, He appeared to Ya’akov; then to all the Shlikhim. 8And last of all He appeared to me also, as if I had been as one not born as yet. 9For I am the least of the Shlikhim, and I am not worthy to be called a Shali’akh, because I persecuted the assembly of Elohim. 10But by the compassion of Elohim, behold what I am; and His compassion that is in me has not been in vain; for I labored more abundantly than them all, yet not I, but the compassion of Elohim that is within me. 11Therefore whether it was I or they, so we declared, and so you trusted.
12Now if it is declared that Mashi’akh rose from the dead, how can some say among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13And if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Mashi’akh also has not risen; 14and if Mashi’akh is not risen, then is our proclamation in vain
and your absolute trust is also in vain; 15and we are also found false witnesses of Elohim, because we have testified of Elohim that He raised up Mashi’akh, when He had not raised Him. 16For if the dead rise not, then neither did Mashi’akh rise; 17and if Mashi’akh did not rise, your belief is in vain, and you are yet in your sins. 18And also, then, those who have died in Mashi’akh have perished. 19If in this life only we have hope in Mashi’akh, then we are of all men most miserable.
20But now we know Mashi’akh is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have died. 21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, even so in Mashi’akh shall all be made alive. 23But every man in his own order: Mashi’akh, the first-fruits; afterward, those who belong to Mashi’akh at His coming. 24Then will come the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to Elohim, even HaAv; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25For He must reign until He has put all enemies under His feet. 26And the last enemy that shall be destroyed is Mavet. 27For He has put all things under His feet. But when He said all things are put under Him, it is clear that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28And when all things shall be subdued to Him, then shall HaBen also Himself be subject to Him who put all things under Him, so that Elohim may be all in all. 29Else, what shall they do who are immersed for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then immersed for the dead? 30And why do we continue to stand in danger every hour? 31I protest in your exultation, my brethren, which I have in Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh: I die daily. 32If, after the manner of men, I were thrown to wild beasts at Efesos, what good would come to me if the dead rise not? If such is the case, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die. 33Do not be deceived: evil communications corrupt good minds. 34Awaken your hearts to tzedaka, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of Elohim. I say this to your shame.
35But some of you will say, “How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?” 36O, you foolish man! The seed which you sow does not sprout unless it dies. 37And what you sow is not the body that shall be, but the bare grain; it may chance to be of wheat, or barley, or some other seed. 38But Elohim gives it a body as it has pleased Him, and to every seed its own natural body. 39All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of birds, and another of fish. 40There are also celestial bodies and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory. 42So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43it is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body and there is a spiritual body. 45And so it is written, “The first man Adam was made a living neshama;” the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46But, that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47The first man is of the earth, earthly; the second man is יהוה from heaven. 48As is the earthly, such are they also that are earthly; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49And as we have borne the form of the earthly, we shall also bear the form of the Heavenly. 50Now this I say, my brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit Malkhut HaElohim; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
51Behold, I tell you a Sod: we shall not all die, but we shall all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the Last Shofar; for the shofar shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, “Mavet is swallowed up in victory. 55O Mavet, where is your sting? O She’ol, where is your victory?” 56The sting of Mavet is sin; and the strength of sin is the Torah. 57But thanks be to Elohim, who has given us the victory through Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh. 58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of יהוה , for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain in יהוה .
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