1 Corinthians 15:53-56

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53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.


53 For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable, and this mortal nature must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."

55 "O death, where is thy victory?
O death, where is thy sting?"

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

This passage was referenced here (3.4.1) in our responses to the AACE discussion questions regarding "the entry of sin and death into the world so far as man is concerned" — sin causes death or death causes sin — cf Romans 5:12-21 — What does ἐφ’ ᾧ Mean?.