Acts 24:15
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New International Version
and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.

New Living Translation
I have the same hope in God that these men have, that he will raise both the righteous and the unrighteous.

English Standard Version
having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.

Berean Study Bible
and I have the same hope in God that they themselves cherish, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.

Berean Literal Bible
having a hope in God, which they themselves also await, that there is about to be a resurrection, both of the just and of the unjust.

New American Standard Bible
having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.

King James Bible
And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I have a hope in God, which these men themselves also accept, that there is going to be a resurrection, both of the righteous and the unrighteous.

International Standard Version
I have the same hope in God that they themselves cherish—that there is to be a resurrection of the righteous and the wicked.

NET Bible
I have a hope in God (a hope that these men themselves accept too) that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.

New Heart English Bible
having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection, both of the just and unjust.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And while I have hope in God, which they also do, they preach these things: There is going to be a resurrection from the dead, of the righteous and of the evil.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I hope for the same thing my accusers do, that people with God's approval and those without it will come back to life.

New American Standard 1977
having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

King James 2000 Bible
And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

American King James Version
And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

American Standard Version
having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection both of the just and unjust.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Having hope in God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection of the just and unjust.

Darby Bible Translation
having hope towards God, which they themselves also receive, that there is to be a resurrection both of just and unjust.

English Revised Version
having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection both of the just and unjust.

Webster's Bible Translation
And have hope towards God, which they themselves also allow, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

Weymouth New Testament
and having a hope directed towards God, which my accusers themselves also entertain, that before long there will be a resurrection both of the righteous and the unrighteous.

World English Bible
having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

Young's Literal Translation
having hope toward God, which they themselves also wait for, that there is about to be a rising again of the dead, both of righteous and unrighteous;
Study Bible
Paul's Defense to Felix
14I do confess to you, however, that I worship the God of our fathers according to the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, 15and I have the same hope in God that they themselves cherish, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. 16In this hope, I strive always to maintain a clear conscience before God and man.…
Cross References
Daniel 12:2
"Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.

Matthew 25:46
And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

Luke 14:14
and you will be blessed. Since they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."

John 5:28
Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear His voice

John 5:29
and come out--those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

John 11:24
Martha replied, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."

Acts 23:6
Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee. It is because of my hope in the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial."

Acts 24:21
unless it was this one thing I called out as I stood in their presence: 'It is concerning the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.'"

Acts 26:6
And now I stand on trial because of my hope in the promise that God made to our fathers,

Acts 26:7
the promise our twelve tribes are hoping to realize as they earnestly serve God day and night. It is because of this hope, O king, that I am accused by the Jews.
Treasury of Scripture

And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

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Job 19:25,26 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the …

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John 5:28,29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that …

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(15) Which they themselves also allow . . .--We have the same tact, perhaps also the same sympathy, as in Acts 23:6. He identifies himself, on this point, not only with the Pharisees but with the great bulk of the Jewish people.

Verse 15. - Having for and have, A.V.; these also themselves look for for they themselves also allow, A.V.; resurrection for resurrection of the dead, A.V. and T.R. Which these also themselves look for (see Acts 23:6). Both of the just, etc. This is distinctly taught in Daniel 12:2 (comp. Matthew 25:46; John 5:29). And have hope towards God,.... Of an interest in him, and of enjoying eternal life and happiness with him in a future state:

which they themselves also allow; that is, some of the Jews, not the Sadducees, for they denied what is afterwards asserted; but the Pharisees, who believed the immortality of the soul, and its existence in a future state:

and that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust; agreeably to the doctrine of Christ in John 5:28. In this article the Pharisees of those times were sounder than the modern Jews; for though the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead is one of their thirteen articles of faith, and is a fundamental one, which he that does not believe, cannot be said to be of the Jewish religion; yet they limit it entirely to the righteous (s), and will not allow that the wicked shall rise again: and this notion obtained also very early; for in their Talmud (t) it is reported, as the saying of R. Abhu, that

"the day of rain is greater than the resurrection of the dead; the resurrection of the dead is for the righteous, but the rain is both for the righteous, and the wicked.''

Though Abarbinel (u) says, that the sense of this expression is not, that they that are not just shall have no part in the resurrection, but that hereby is declared the benefit and reward to be enjoyed at the resurrection; that that is not like rain, from whence both just and unjust equally receive advantage; whereas only the reward is for the righteous, but not for the ungodly: moreover, he observes, that this saying was not received and approved of by all the wise men, particularly that R. Joseph dissented, and others agreed with him; and as for himself, he openly declares, that that assertion, that the just among the Israelites only shall rise again, is foreign from truth, since the Scripture affirms, Daniel 12:2 "that many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake"; but if there should be no other than the righteous in the resurrection, they would without doubt be very few; besides it is said, "some to everlasting life, and some to everlasting contempt"; and Isaiah says, Isaiah 66:24 "and they shall go forth and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me"; which shows, that the ungodly shall rise again, to receive their due punishment: and Manasseh ben Israel (w), in the last century, argued for the resurrection of both the godly and ungodly, from the same passages of Scripture; and yet he was not of opinion, that the resurrection would be general and common to all men, only that some of all sorts, good, and bad, and middling, would rise again, and which he supposed was the sense of the ancients. It is certain the Jews are divided in their sentiments about this matter; some of them utterly deny that any other shall rise but the just; yea, they affirm (x), that only the just among the Israelites, and not any of the nations of the world shall rise; others say that all shall rise at the resurrection of the dead, excepting the generation of the flood (y); and others (z) think, that only they that have been very bad, or very good, shall rise, but not those that are between both; but certain it is, as the apostle affirms, that all shall rise, both just and unjust: the just are they who are made so by the righteousness of Christ imputed to them, and who being created anew unto righteousness and true holiness, live soberly, righteously, and godly; the unjust are they who are destitute of righteousness, and are filled with all unrighteousness; and these latter, as well as the former, will rise again from the dead; which is clear, not only from the words of Christ, and the writings of the apostles, but from the Scriptures of the Old Testament, particularly Daniel 12:2 and also from the justice of God, which requires that they who have sinned in the body, should be punished in the body; wherefore it is necessary on this account, that the bodies of the wicked should be raised, that they with their souls may receive the full and just recompense of reward; and likewise from the general judgment, which will include the righteous and the wicked, and who must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, to receive for the deeds done in the body, whether good or evil; in order to which there must be a resurrection of them; to which add, the account the Scripture gives of the punishment of the wicked in hell, which supposes the resurrection of the body, and in which the body and soul will be both destroyed. Indeed there will be a difference between the resurrection of the just and of the unjust, both in the time of their rising, the dead in Christ will rise first at the beginning of the thousand years, the wicked not until they are ended; and in the means and manner of their rising; they will be both raised by Christ, but the one by virtue of union to him, the other merely by his power; the just will rise in bodies not only immortal, and incorruptible, but powerful, spiritual, and glorious, even like to the glorious body of Christ; the wicked will rise with bodies immortal, but not free from sin, nor glorious: yea, their resurrection will differ in the end of it; the one will rise to everlasting life and glory, the other to everlasting shame and damnation.

(s) Maimon. in Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 11. sect. 1. Kimchi in Isaiah 26 19. Aben Ezra & Saadiah Gaon in Daniel 12.2.((t) T. Bab. Taanith, fol. 7. 1.((u) Prefat. in Isa. fol. 3. 1. (w) De Resurrectione Mortuorum, l. 2. c. 8. (x) Vid. Pocock, Not. Miscel. in port. Mosis, p. 183. (y) Pirke Eliezer, c. 34. (z) Vid. Menassah ben Israel, ut supra. 15. And have hope … as they themselves … allow, that there shall be a resurrection, etc.—This appeal to the faith of his accusers shows that they were chiefly of the Pharisees, and that the favor of that party, to which he owed in some measure his safety at the recent council (Ac 23:6-9), had been quite momentary.24:10-21 Paul gives a just account of himself, which clears him from crime, and likewise shows the true reason of the violence against him. Let us never be driven from any good way by its having an ill name. It is very comfortable, in worshipping God, to look to him as the God of our fathers, and to set up no other rule of faith or practice but the Scriptures. This shows there will be a resurrection to a final judgment. Prophets and their doctrines were to be tried by their fruits. Paul's aim was to have a conscience void of offence. His care and endeavour was to abstain from many things, and to abound in the exercises of religion at all times; both towards God. and towards man. If blamed for being more earnest in the things of God than our neighbours, what is our reply? Do we shrink from the accusation? How many in the world would rather be accused of any weakness, nay, even of wickedness, than of an earnest, fervent feeling of love to the Lord Jesus Christ, and of devotedness to his service! Can such think that He will confess them when he comes in his glory, and before the angels of God? If there is any sight pleasing to the God of our salvation, and a sight at which the angels rejoice, it is, to behold a devoted follower of the Lord, here upon earth, acknowledging that he is guilty, if it be a crime, of loving the Lord who died for him, with all his heart, and soul, and mind, and strength. And that he will not in silence see God's word despised, or hear his name profaned; he will rather risk the ridicule and the hatred of the world, than one frown from that gracious Being whose love is better than life.
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