Hosea 13.14

Ek ceiroV adou rusomai, kai ek qanatou lutrwsomai autouV:  pou h dikh 
sou qanate; 

pou to kentron sou adh; 
paraklhsiV kekruptai apo ofqalmwn mou

New Testament - 1 Corinthians 15.55

sou, qanate, 
to nikoV; 
pou sou, qanate, to kentron;


I will deliver them out of out of the power of Hades, and will redeem them from death:  where is thy penalty, O deathO Hades, where is thy sting?  comfort is hidden from mine eyes 

New Testament

O death, where is thy victory?  O death, where is thy sting? 

Masoretic Text

I will ransom them from the power of Sheol; I will redeem them from death:  O death, where are thy plagues?  O Sheol, where is thy destruction?  repentance shall be hid from mine eyes

Comments:  The Hebrew makes no mention of death’s “sting.”  The Greek word Brenton translates as “penalty” may mean “satisfaction” or “amends.”  Thus, the absence of “victory” (the NT reading) is not that far removed from the sense of the LXX, that death has been robbed of what is due to it.  In fact, the Greek word for victory here has the possible meaning of damages recovered, as in a lawsuit.

The NIV and the RSV both agree with the ASV in translating the Hebrew word qoteb as “destruction.”

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