New American Standard Bible
in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
King James Bible
If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Darby Bible Translation
if any way I arrive at the resurrection from among the dead.
World English Bible
if by any means I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Young's Literal Translation
if anyhow I may attain to the rising again of the dead.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If by any means - Implying, that he meant to make use of the most strenuous exertions to obtain the object.
I might attain unto - I may come to, or may secure this object.
The resurrection of the dead - Paul believed that all the dead would be raised Acts 24:15; Acts 26:6-8; and in this respect he would certainly attain to the resurrection of the dead, in common with all mankind. But the phrase, "the resurrection of the dead," also might be used, in a more limited sense, to denote the resurrection of the righteous as a most desirable object; and this might be secured by effort. It was this which Paul sought - this for which he strove - this that was so bright an object in his eye that it was to be secured at any sacrifice. To rise with the saints; to enter with them into the blessedness of the heavenly inheritance, was an object that the apostle thought was worth every effort which could he made. The doctrine of the resurrection was, in his view, that which distinguished the true religion, and which made it of such inestimable value Acts 26:6-7; Acts 23:6; 1 Corinthians 15; and he sought to participate in the full honor and glory of such a resurrection.
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the promise to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly serve God night and day. And for this hope, O King, I am being accused by Jews.
1 Corinthians 15:23
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming,
2 Timothy 4:8
in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection.
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