15:1 `Sotheli, britheren, Y make the gospel knowun to you, which Y haue prechid to you, the which also ye han takun, in which ye stonden,
15:2 also bi which ye schulen be sauyd; `bi which resoun Y haue prechid to you, if ye holden, `if ye han not bileuyd ideli.
15:3 For Y bitook to you at the bigynnyng that thing which also Y haue resseyued; that Crist was deed for oure synnes, bi the scripturis;
15:4 and that he was biried, and that he roos ayen in the thridde dai, after scripturis;
15:5 and that he was seyn to Cephas, and aftir these thingis to enleuene;
15:6 aftirward he was seyn to mo than fyue hundrid britheren togidere, of whiche manye lyuen yit, but summe ben deed; aftirward he was seyn to James,
15:7 and aftirward to alle the apostlis.
15:8 And last of alle he was seyn also to me, as to a deed borun child.
15:9 For Y am the leste of apostlis, that am not worthi to be clepid apostle, for Y pursuede the chirche of God.
15:10 But bi the grace of God Y am that thing that Y am; and his grace was not voide in me. For Y trauelide more plenteuously than alle thei; but not Y, but the grace of God with me.
15:11 But whether Y, or thei, so we han prechid, and so ye han bileuyd.
15:12 And if Crist is prechid, that he roos ayen fro deeth, hou seien summen among you, that the ayenrisyng of deed men is not?
15:13 And if the ayenrisyng of deed men is not, nethir Crist roos ayen fro deeth.
15:14 And if Crist roos not, oure preching is veyn, oure feith is veyn.
15:15 And we ben foundun false witnessis of God, for we han seid witnessyng ayens God, that he reiside Crist, whom he reiside not, if deed men risen not ayen.
15:16 Forwhi if deed men risen not ayen, nether Crist roos ayen;
15:17 and if Crist roos not ayen, oure feith is veyn; and yit ye ben in youre synnes.
15:18 And thanne thei that han diede in Crist, han perischid.
15:19 If in this life oneli we ben hoping in Crist, we ben more wretchis than alle men.
15:20 But now Crist roos ayen fro deth, the firste fruit of deed men;
15:21 for deeth was bi a man, and bi a man is ayenrisyng fro deth.
15:22 And as in Adam alle men dien, so in Crist alle men schulen be quykenyd.
15:23 But ech man in his ordre; the firste fruit, Crist, afterward thei that ben of Crist, that bileueden in the comyng of Crist;
15:24 aftirward an ende, whanne he schal bitake the kyngdom to God and to the fadir, whanne he schal auoide al princehod, and power, and vertu.
15:25 But it bihoueth hym to regne, til he putte alle hise enemyes vndur hise feet.
15:26 And at the laste, deth the enemye schal be distried; for he hath maad suget alle thingis vndur hise feet.
15:27 And whanne he seith, alle thingis ben suget to hym, with outen doubt outakun hym that sugetide alle thingis to hym.
15:28 And whanne alle thingis ben suget to hym, thanne the sone hym silf schal be suget to hym, that made `alle thingis suget to hym, that God be alle thingis in alle thingis.
15:29 Ellis what schulen thei do, that ben baptisid for deed men, if in no wise deed men risen ayen? wherto ben thei baptisid for hem?
15:30 And wherto ben we in perel euery our?
15:31 Ech dai Y die for youre glorie, britheren, which glorie Y haue in Crist Jhesu oure Lord.
15:32 If aftir man Y haue fouyten to beestis at Efesi, what profitith it to me, if deed men risen not ayen? Ete we, and drynke we, for we schulen die to morewe.
15:33 Nyle ye be disseyued; for yuel spechis distrien good thewis.
15:34 Awake ye, iuste men, and nyle ye do synne; for summen han ignoraunce of God, but to reuerence Y speke to you.
15:35 But summan seith, Hou schulen deed men rise ayen, or in what maner bodi schulen thei come?
15:36 Vnwise man, that thing that thou sowist, is not quykened, but it die first;
15:37 and that thing that thou sowist, `thou sowist not the bodi that is to come, but a nakid corn, as of whete, or of summe othere seedis;
15:38 and God yyueth to it a bodi, as he wole, and to ech of seedis a propir bodi.
15:39 Not ech fleisch is the same fleisch, but oon is of men, another is of beestis, another is of briddis, an othere of fischis.
15:40 And `heuenli bodies ben, and `ertheli bodies ben; but oon glorie is of heuenely bodies, and anothir is of ertheli.
15:41 An othere clerenesse is of the sunne, anothere clerenesse is of the moone, and anothere clerenesse is of sterris; and a sterre dyuersith fro a sterre in clerenesse.
15:42 And so the ayenrisyng of deed men. It is sowun in corrupcioun, it schal rise in vncorrupcioun;
15:43 it is sowun in vnnoblei, it schal rise in glorie; it is sowun in infirmyte, it schal rise in vertu;
15:44 it is sowun a beestly bodi, it schal rise a spiritual bodi. If ther is a beestli bodi, ther is also a spiritual bodi;
15:45 as it is writun, The firste man Adam was maad in to a soule lyuynge, the laste Adam in to a spirit quykenynge.
15:46 But the firste is not that that is spiritual, but that that is beestlich, aftirward that that is spiritual.
15:47 The firste man of erthe is ertheli; the secounde man of heuene is heuenelich.
15:48 Such as the ertheli man is, such ben the ertheli men; and such as the heueneli man is, suche ben also the heueneli men.
15:49 Therfor as we han bore the ymage of the ertheli man, bere we also the ymage of the heuenli.
15:50 Britheren, Y seie this thing, that fleisch and bloud moun not welde the kyngdom of God, nethir corrupcioun schal welde vncorrupcioun.
15:51 Lo! Y seie to you priuyte of hooli thingis. And alle we schulen rise ayen, but not alle we schulen be chaungid;
15:52 in a moment, in the twynklyng of an iye, in the laste trumpe; for the trumpe schal sowne, and deed men schulen rise ayen, with oute corrupcioun, and we schulen be chaungid.
15:53 For it byhoueth this corruptible thing to clothe vncorrupcioun, and this deedli thing to putte awei vndeedlinesse.
15:54 But whanne this deedli thing schal clothe vndeedlynesse, thanne schal the word be doon, that is writun, Deth is sopun vp in victorie.
15:55 Deth, where is thi victorie? Deth, where is thi pricke?
15:56 But the pricke of deth is synne; and the vertu of synne is the lawe.
15:57 But do we thankyngis to God, that yaf to vs victorie bi oure Lord Jhesu Crist.
15:58 Therfore, my dereworthe britheren, be ye stidefast, and vnmouable, beynge plenteuouse in werk of the Lord, euere more witynge that youre trauel is not idel in the Lord.
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