The Mystery of Resurrection
50 Now I say this, brethren, that aflesh and blood cannot binherit the kingdom of God; nor does 1the perishable inherit 2cthe imperishable.
51 Behold, I tell you a amystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be bchanged,
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for athe trumpet will sound, and bthe dead will be raised 1imperishable, and cwe will be changed.
53 For this 1perishable must put on 2athe imperishable, and this bmortal must put on immortality.
54 But when this 1perishable will have put on 2the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “aDeath is swallowed up in victory.
55 “aO death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
56 The sting of adeath is sin, and bthe power of sin is the law;
57 but athanks be to God, who gives us the bvictory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 aTherefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in bthe work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.