XI. Dealing with the Matter
A. Christ's Resurrection
1 Now I make known to you, brothers, the 1agospel which I announced to you, which also you received, in which also you 2bstand,
2 Through which also you are 1being asaved, if you bhold fast the word which I announced to you as the gospel, unless you have believed cin vain.
3 For I delivered to you, first of all, that which also I areceived, that 1Christ bdied for our csins according to the 2dScriptures;
4 And that He was aburied, and that He has been braised on the cthird day according to the dScriptures;
5 And that He 1appeared to aCephas, then to the btwelve;
6 Then He appeared to over five hundred brothers at one time, of whom the majority remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;
7 Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles;
8 And last of all He appeared to ame also, as it were to one born prematurely.
9 For I am the aleast of the apostles, who am not fit to be called an apostle, because I bpersecuted the cchurch of God.
10 But by the 1agrace of God I am what I am; and His bgrace unto me did not turn out to be cin vain, but, on the contrary, I dlabored more abundantly than all of them, yet 2not I but the grace of God which is with me.
11 Therefore whether it is I or they, so we preach and so you have believed.