New Living Translation
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.
King James Bible
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
Darby Bible Translation
Now the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin the law;
World English Bible
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
Young's Literal Translation
and the sting of the death is the sin, and the power of the sin the law;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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, and c.
LibraryThe Christian and the Scientific Estimate of Sin
"Christ died for our sins."--I COR. XV. 3. Nothing is more characteristic of Christianity than its estimate of human sin. Historically, no doubt, this is due to the fact that the Lord and Master of Christians died "on account of sins." His death was due, as we have seen, both to the actual, definite sins of His contemporaries, and also to the irreconcilable opposition between His sinless life and the universal presence of sin in the world into which He came. But it is with the Christian estimate …
J. H. Beibitz—Gloria Crucis
Outward and Inward Morality
April the Sixth First-Hand Knowledge of Christ
April the Seventh if Christ were Dead!
For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.
For the law always brings punishment on those who try to obey it. (The only way to avoid breaking the law is to have no law to break!)
When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam's sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.
But sin used this command to arouse all kinds of covetous desires within me! If there were no law, sin would not have that power.
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