Luke 16:31
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New International Version
"He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"

New Living Translation
"But Abraham said, 'If they won't listen to Moses and the prophets, they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead.'"

English Standard Version
He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

Berean Study Bible
Then Abraham said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.'"

Berean Literal Bible
But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, not even will they be persuaded if one should rise out from the dead.'"

New American Standard Bible
"But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.'"

King James Bible
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"But he told him, If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.'"

International Standard Version
"Then Abraham told him, 'If your brothers do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded, even if someone were to rise from the dead.'"

NET Bible
He replied to him, 'If they do not respond to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Abraham said to him, 'If they will not hear Moses and The Prophets, they will not believe him, even though a man would rise from the dead.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Abraham answered him, 'If they won't listen to Moses' [Teachings] and the Prophets, they won't be persuaded even if someone comes back to life.'"

New American Standard 1977
“But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, even though one rose from the dead.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

American King James Version
And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

American Standard Version
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if one rise from the dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, if one rise again from the dead.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, not even if one rise from among [the] dead will they be persuaded.

English Revised Version
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if one rise from the dead.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one shall rise from the dead.

Weymouth New Testament
"'If they are deaf to Moses and the Prophets,' replied Abraham, 'they would not be led to believe even if some one should rise from the dead.'"

World English Bible
"He said to him, 'If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.'"

Young's Literal Translation
And he said to him, If Moses and the prophets they do not hear, neither if one may rise out of the dead will they be persuaded.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:19-31 Here the spiritual things are represented, in a description of the different state of good and bad, in this world and in the other. We are not told that the rich man got his estate by fraud, or oppression; but Christ shows, that a man may have a great deal of the wealth, pomp, and pleasure of this world, yet perish for ever under God's wrath and curse. The sin of this rich man was his providing for himself only. Here is a godly man, and one that will hereafter be happy for ever, in the depth of adversity and distress. It is often the lot of some of the dearest of God's saints and servants to be greatly afflicted in this world. We are not told that the rich man did him any harm, but we do not find that he had any care for him. Here is the different condition of this godly poor man, and this wicked rich man, at and after death. The rich man in hell lifted up his eyes, being in torment. It is not probable that there are discourses between glorified saints and damned sinners, but this dialogue shows the hopeless misery and fruitless desires, to which condemned spirits are brought. There is a day coming, when those who now hate and despise the people of God, would gladly receive kindness from them. But the damned in hell shall not have the least abatement of their torment. Sinners are now called upon to remember; but they do not, they will not, they find ways to avoid it. As wicked people have good things only in this life, and at death are for ever separated from all good, so godly people have evil things only in this life, and at death they are for ever put from them. In this world, blessed be God, there is no gulf between a state of nature and grace, we may pass from sin to God; but if we die in our sins, there is no coming out. The rich man had five brethren, and would have them stopped in their sinful course; their coming to that place of torment, would make his misery the worse, who had helped to show them the way thither. How many would now desire to recall or to undo what they have written or done! Those who would make the rich man's praying to Abraham justify praying to saints departed, go far to seek for proofs, when the mistake of a damned sinner is all they can find for an example. And surely there is no encouragement to follow the example, when all his prayers were made in vain. A messenger from the dead could say no more than what is said in the Scriptures. The same strength of corruption that breaks through the convictions of the written word, would triumph over a witness from the dead. Let us seek to the law and to the testimony, Isa 8:19,20, for that is the sure word of prophecy, upon which we may rest, 2Pe 1:19. Circumstances in every age show that no terrors, or arguments, can give true repentance without the special grace of God renewing the sinner's heart.
Study Bible
The Rich Man and Lazarus
30‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone is sent to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31Then Abraham said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’”
Cross References
Luke 16:30
No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone is sent to them from the dead, they will repent.'

Luke 17:1
Jesus said to His disciples, "It is inevitable that stumbling blocks will come, but woe to the one through whom they come!

John 5:47
But since you do not believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?"
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

neither.

John 11:43-53 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth…

John 12:10,11 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death…

2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

be persuaded.

Genesis 9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; …

Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of …

Acts 26:28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, Almost you persuade me to be a Christian.

Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into …

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we …

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