1 Corinthians 15:55
New International Version
"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"

New Living Translation
O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?"

English Standard Version
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

Berean Study Bible
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

Berean Literal Bible
"Where O death, is your victory? Where O death is your sting?"

New American Standard Bible
"O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?"

King James Bible
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

Christian Standard Bible
Where, death, is your victory? Where, death, is your sting?

Contemporary English Version
Where is its victory? Where is its sting?"

Good News Translation
"Where, Death, is your victory? Where, Death, is your power to hurt?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?

International Standard Version
"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"

NET Bible
"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"

New Heart English Bible
"Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Where is your sting, oh death? Where is your victory, oh, Sheol?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?"

New American Standard 1977
“O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
O death, where is thy sting? O Hades, where is thy victory?

King James 2000 Bible
O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?

American King James Version
O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?

American Standard Version
O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?

Douay-Rheims Bible
O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?

Darby Bible Translation
Where, O death, [is] thy sting? where, O death, thy victory?

English Revised Version
O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?

Webster's Bible Translation
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

Weymouth New Testament
"Where, O death, is thy victory? Where, O death, is thy sting?"

World English Bible
"Death, where is your sting? Hades, where is your victory?"

Young's Literal Translation
where, O Death, thy sting? where, O Hades, thy victory?'
Study Bible
Where, O Death, is Your Victory?
54When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come to pass: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.…
Cross References
Hosea 13:14
I will ransom them from the power of Sheol; I will redeem them from Death. Where, O Death, are your plagues? Where, O Sheol, is your sting? Compassion is hidden from My eyes.

1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law.

Treasury of Scripture

O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?

O death.

Hosea 13:14
I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

sting.

Acts 9:5
And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

Revelation 9:10
And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

grave.

Luke 16:23
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Acts 2:27
Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Revelation 20:13,14
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works…

is thy victory.

Job 18:13,14
It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the firstborn of death shall devour his strength…

Psalm 49:8-15
(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:) …

Psalm 89:48
What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.







Lexicon
“Where,
Ποῦ (Pou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4226: Genitive case of an interrogative pronoun pos otherwise obsolete; as adverb of place; at what locality.

O death,
θάνατε (thanate)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

[is] your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

victory?
νῖκος (nikos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3534: Victory. From nike; a conquest, i.e. triumph.

Where,
ποῦ (pou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4226: Genitive case of an interrogative pronoun pos otherwise obsolete; as adverb of place; at what locality.

O death,
θάνατε (thanate)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

[is] your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

sting?”
κέντρον (kentron)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2759: A sting, goad; met: of death. From kenteo; a point, i.e. A sting or goad.
(55) O death, where is thy sting?--In the prophet Hosea, where these words originally occur, the passage reads thus--"Where is thy victory, O death? Where is thy sting, O hell?"--the word "hell" referring, not to the place of torment, but to the Hades of departed spirits. This difference between St. Paul's words and those of the prophet has given rise to a variety of readings in the Greek text here. The weight of evidence is in favour of the reading, "Where is thy sting, O death? Where is thy victory, O death?" the word "Hades," or "grave," not being introduced at all. The passage is not a quotation, but the adaptation of the form of a familiar Old Testament phrase.

Verse 55. - O death, where is thy sting? A triumphantly fervid exclamation of the apostle, loosely cited from Hosea 13:14. The apostles and evangelists, not holding the slavish and superstitious fetish worship of the dead letter, often regard it as sufficient to give the general sense of the passages to which they refer. O grave, where is thy victory? In the best attested reading (A, B, C, D, E, F, G), "death" is repeated, and in the best manuscripts this clause precedes the last. But if the reading, "O Hades," were correct, our translators, since they held it here impossible in accordance with their views to render it by "hell," ought to have taken warning, and seen the pernicious inapplicability of that rendering in other places where they have used it to express this same Greek word. Here "Hades" has probably been introduced into the Greek text from the LXX., which uses it for the Sheol of the original. 15:51-58 All the saints should not die, but all would be changed. In the gospel, many truths, before hidden in mystery, are made known. Death never shall appear in the regions to which our Lord will bear his risen saints. Therefore let us seek the full assurance of faith and hope, that in the midst of pain, and in the prospect of death, we may think calmly on the horrors of the tomb; assured that our bodies will there sleep, and in the mean time our souls will be present with the Redeemer. Sin gives death all its hurtful power. The sting of death is sin; but Christ, by dying, has taken out this sting; he has made atonement for sin, he has obtained remission of it. The strength of sin is the law. None can answer its demands, endure its curse, or do away his own transgressions. Hence terror and anguish. And hence death is terrible to the unbelieving and the impenitent. Death may seize a believer, but it cannot hold him in its power. How many springs of joy to the saints, and of thanksgiving to God, are opened by the death and resurrection, the sufferings and conquests of the Redeemer! In verse 58, we have an exhortation, that believers should be stedfast, firm in the faith of that gospel which the apostle preached, and they received. Also, to be unmovable in their hope and expectation of this great privilege, of being raised incorruptible and immortal. And to abound in the work of the Lord, always doing the Lord's service, and obeying the Lord's commands. May Christ give us faith, and increase our faith, that we may not only be safe, but joyful and triumphant.
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