1 Corinthians 15:20
Good News Translation
But the truth is that Christ has been raised from death, as the guarantee that those who sleep in death will also be raised.

Contemporary English Version
But Christ has been raised to life! And he makes us certain that others will also be raised to life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep:

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But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep:

now.

1 Corinthians 15:4-8 And that he was buried: and that he rose again on the third day according to the scriptures: . . .

the first-fruits.

1 Corinthians 15:23 But every one in his own order: the firstfruits, Christ: then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming.

Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead and should shew light to the people and to the Gentiles.

Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you; he that raised up Jesus Christ, from the dead shall quicken also your mortal bodies, because of his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he may hold the primacy:

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead:

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth, who hath loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood

Context
The Order of Resurrection
19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep: 21For by a man came death: and by a man the resurrection of the dead.…
Cross References
Acts 2:24
Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the sorrows of hell, as it was impossible that he should be holden by it.

Acts 26:23
That Christ should suffer and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead and should shew light to the people and to the Gentiles.

1 Corinthians 15:6
Then was he seen by more than five hundred brethren at once: of whom many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:23
But every one in his own order: the firstfruits, Christ: then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming.

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with commandment and with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God: and the dead who are in Christ shall rise first.

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy hath regenerated us unto a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead:

Revelation 1:5
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth, who hath loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood

Revelation 14:13
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying to me: Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. From henceforth now, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours. For their works follow them.

Additional Translations
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

But now Christ has been raised out from the dead, the firstfruit of those having fallen asleep.

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.

But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that are asleep.

(But now Christ is raised from among [the] dead, first-fruits of those fallen asleep.

But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that are asleep.

But now is Christ raised from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.

But, in reality, Christ *has* risen from among the dead, being the first to do so of those who are asleep.

But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep.

And now, Christ hath risen out of the dead -- the first-fruits of those sleeping he became,
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