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“Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He raised not up if so be that the dead rise not.
“For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised.
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“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.”
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