Victory (niko). Late form of nikh. O death (qanate). Second instance. Here Paul changes Hades of the LXX for Hebrew Sheol ( Hosea 13:14 ) to death. Paul never uses Hades. Thy sting (sou to kentron). Old word from kentrew, to prick, as in Acts 26:14 . In Revelation 9:10 of the sting of locusts, scorpions. The serpent death has lost his poison fangs.