New International Version
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."
King James Bible
For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
Darby Bible Translation
but he is not God of [the] dead but of [the] living; for all live for him.
World English Bible
Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for all are alive to him."
Young's Literal Translation
and He is not a God of dead men, but of living, for all live to Him.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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'Whose image and superscription hath it?'--Luke xx. 24. It is no unusual thing for antagonists to join forces in order to crush a third person obnoxious to both. So in this incident we have an unnatural alliance of the two parties in Jewish politics who were at daggers drawn. The representatives of the narrow conservative Judaism, which loathed a foreign yoke, in the person of the Pharisees and Scribes, and the Herodians, the partisans of a foreigner and a usurper, lay their heads together to propose …
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I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!"
Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!"
If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
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