“The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.