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1 Corinthians 15:51-57


1 Corinthians 15:51-57

NEW TESTAMENT READING (Second Reading)
 
1 Corinthians 15:51-57
 
A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians
 
 Brothers and Sisters:
 
Behold, I tell you a mystery.  We shall not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed, in an instant, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet.  For the trumpet 
 
will sound, the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  For that which is corruptible must clothe itself with incorruptibility, and that which is 
 
mortal must clothe itself with immortality.  And when this which is corruptible clothes itself with incorruptibility and this which is mortal clothes itself with 
 
immortality, then the word that is written shall come about:
            Death is swallowed up in victory.
            Where, O death, is your victory?
            Where, O death, is your sting?
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
The word of the Lord
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