For the perishable1 must clothe itself with the imperishable,2 and the mortal with immortality.
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."a355
"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"b456
The sting of death is sin,5 and the power of sin is the law.657
But thanks be to God!7 He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.858
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,9 because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.10