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1 Cor 15:54–57

15:54–57 This is one of the most eloquent and powerful passages in Scripture. With paraphrases of Isaiah and Hosea (based on the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament), Paul alludes to his earlier argument in vv. 24–28 and vigorously assures us of the finality of death’s destruction on the day of Resurrection. The Day will also mark the destruction of “sin” and “the law.” In the letter to the Romans, Paul explains in detail how sin is the venom bringing death to all (Rom. 5:12), and how the law, though itself holy, becomes an instrument through which sin can deceive (Rom. 7:7–12).