50 Now this I say, brethren, that dflesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a 4mystery: eWe shall not all sleep, fbut we shall all be changed—52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. gFor the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and hthis mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: i“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
55 “O j 5Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and kthe strength of sin is the law. 57 lBut thanks be to God, who gives us mthe victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 nTherefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing othat your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
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