1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 15:56

“The sting of death is sinne, and the strength of sinne is the law.”

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Other Translations

The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.
- King James Version

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law:
- American Standard Version (1901)

The pain of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law:
- Basic English Bible

Now the sting of death [is] sin, and the power of sin the law;
- Darby Bible

The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
- Webster's Bible

Now sin is the sting of death, and sin derives its power from the Law;
- Weymouth Bible

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
- World English Bible

But the pricke of deth is synne; and the vertu of synne is the lawe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the sting of the death [is] the sin, and the power of the sin the law;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:56


15:56 The sting of death is sin - Without which it could have no power. But this sting none can resist by his own strength. And the strength of sin is the law - As is largely declared, #Rom 7:7|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 15:56


1Co 15:56 The sting of death [is] sin. It is sin that gives death his power to sting and destroy. See Ro 6:23. The power of sin [is] the law. The law, broken, is sin, and when this law is consciously broken the conscience is wounded. When a moral law is broken, moral death follows. If there was no law of any kind, there would be no sin, no wounded consciences, no moral death. See Ro 7:7.

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