"Now let me remind you, brothers, of the essence1 of the good news which I proclaimed to you, which you accepted, on which you now are standing, and through which you are to be saved,2 unless your faith at first was spurious.3 For I passed on to you, among the primary principles of the good news,4 what I had received, that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that on the third day He was raised from the dead, in accordance with the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, and then by the Twelve." (Charles B. Williams, The New Testament: A Translation in the Language of the People [Chicago: Moody Press, 1950], pages 386-387, footnotes his.)
1 Implied in phrase, among the primary principles.
2 At last.
3 Lit., in vain.
4 Grk., among the first things; good news implied.