But now hath Christ been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of them that are asleep.
Blessed (be) the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort;
but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which liveth and abideth.