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Luke 20:38

    Luke 20:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now he is not the God of the dead but of the living: for all men are living to him.

    Webster's Revision

    Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

    World English Bible

    Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for all are alive to him."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 20:38

    All live unto him - There is a remarkable passage in Josephus's account of the Maccabees, chap. xvi., which proves that the best informed Jews believed that the souls of righteous men were in the presence of God in a state of happiness. "They who lose their lives for the sake of God, Live unto God, as do Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the rest of the patriarchs." And one not less remarkable in Shemoth Rabba, fol. 159. "Rabbi Abbin saith, The Lord said unto Moses, Find me out ten righteous persons among the people, and I will not destroy thy people. Then said Moses, Behold, here am I, Aaron, Eleazar, Ithamar, Phineas, Caleb, and Joshua; but God said, Here are but seven, where are the other three? When Moses knew not what to do, he said, O Eternal God, do those live that are dead! Yes, saith God. Then said Moses, If those that are dead do live, remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob." So the resurrection of the dead, and the immortality and immateriality of the soul, were not strange or unknown doctrines among the Jews.