1 Corinthians 15 v 51 – 58

Listen, I will unfold a mystery: we shall not all die, but we shall all be changed, in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet-call. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will rise imperishable, and we shall be changed.

This perishable body must be clothed with the imperishabe, and what is mortal with immortality. And when this perishable body has been clothed with the imperishable and our mortality has been clothed with immortality, then the saying of scripture will come true:

‘Death is swallowed up; victory is won.’ 'O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?'

The sting of death is sin, and sin gains its power from the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore my dear friends, stand firm and immovable, and work for the Lord always, work without limit, since you know that in the Lord your labour cannot be lost.


Revised English Bible

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