1 Corinthians 15:55-58
O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?…
There is no tautology here. Be "steadfast" when all goes well, and "unmoveable" when it goes otherwise. That is where many fail. They are steadfast so long as all goes pleasantly; but when the slightest cross comes, then they go; they are not unmoveable. Yonder oak is steadfast in the summer sunset, when the western glory rests its blessedness upon its head, and the evening breeze whispers through its branches; it is unmoveable in the black midnight when the howling storm tears through the forest, and every other tree is uprooted and flung to the earth. That rock in the sea is steadfast when the ocean around it is only a broad, bright mirror to catch the glories of heaven and pour them back again on the sky; and it is "unmoveable" when the ocean storm is raging round, and seeks to hurl it from its base or tear it up from its foundations.
(J. P. Chown.)
Parallel VersesKJV: O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?