For if the dead are not raised, then not even Christ has been raised.
But someone will say, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?”
The blind see, the 1 lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news proclaimed to them.
But even Moses revealed that the dead are raised 1 in the passage about the bush, 2 where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 3
Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? 1 If the dead are not raised at all, then why are they baptized for them?
If from a human point of view I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, 1 what did it benefit me? If the dead are not raised, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die. 2
Now as for the dead being raised, 1 have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, 2 how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the 3 God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 4
So 1 he answered them, 2 “Go tell 3 John what you have seen and heard: 4 The blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the 5 deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news proclaimed to them.
Also, we are found to be false witnesses about God, because we have testified against God that he raised Christ from the dead, when in reality he did not raise him, if indeed the dead are not raised.