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53 For we will discard our mortal “clothes” and slip into a body that is imperishable. What is mortal now will be exchanged for immortality. 54 And when that which is mortal puts on immortality, and what now decays is exchanged for what will never decay, then the Scripture will be fulfilled that says:

Death is swallowed up by a triumphant victory![a]

55 So death, tell me, where is your victory?
    Tell me death, where is your sting?[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:54 See Isa. 25:8.
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:55 The Aramaic can be translated “your scorpion sting.” See Hos. 13:14.