1 Corinthians 15:50-58 ESV

Mystery and Victory

50 I tell you this, brothers: 1flesh and blood 2cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

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51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. 3We shall not all sleep, 4but we shall all be changed,

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52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For 5the trumpet will sound, and 6the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

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53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and 7this mortal body must put on immortality.

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54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: 8"Death is swallowed up in victory."

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55 9"O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?"

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56 The sting of death is sin, and 10the power of sin is the law.

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57 But thanks be to God, 11who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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58 12Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in 13the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord 14your labor is not in vain.

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