1 Corinthians 15:53-55
New American Bible (Revised Edition)
53 For that which is corruptible must clothe itself with incorruptibility, and that which is mortal must clothe itself with immortality.(A) 54 [a]And when this which is corruptible clothes itself with incorruptibility and this which is mortal clothes itself with immortality, then the word that is written shall come about:(B)
“Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”(C)
- 15:54–55 Death is swallowed up in victory: scripture itself predicts death’s overthrow. O death: in his prophetic vision Paul may be making Hosea’s words his own, or imagining this cry of triumph on the lips of the risen church.