1 Corinthians 15:56

“The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The sting of death is sinne, and the strength of sinne is the law.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 15

  • Sylvia
    Joe, God said "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid". (John 14:27)

    God loves you open your heart and allow him to come in.
  • Michelle
    HI Joe my name is Michelle. I am so glad you are here for me to talk to tonight.I read your post and hopefully you are doing better since that night.The only way that I found peace in my heart mind body and soul .was to ask Jesus Christ to come in and take control . I gave my life to him. Jesus is the only true answer call his name over and over and let your mind
  • Jacob
    if you are a believer .then Holy Spirit will take care of it. or call ur lord Your creator the mighty one of Israel .the most High in the name of Jesus. ... and believe him without any doubt ...you will find the way .certainly
  • Bruce
    Joe: sometimes just being with a friend helps, going fishing,cleaning the yard, bedroom, house, working on your vehicle.
    Joseph life: Genesis 37 great story helps in many ways. Of course there's Job:his life almost unbelievable! In about 10 minutes what he heard he lost.Job chapter1.
    Joe's life:John:44--1John 1:9--Matthew 3:11--2nd Corinthians5:17.
    Storms of life:draw us closer or further away
  • Karl
    to Joe - know how you feel Joe, a burden shared is a burden lightened, you'll pull through, keep swingin' pal - I always find solace in the psalms - Merry Christmas dude.
  • Redeemed
    How would you describe the help you need...physical or spiritual? or both?

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