Luke 24:5
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New International Version
In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?

King James Bible
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

Darby Bible Translation
And as they were filled with fear and bowed their faces to the ground, they said to them, Why seek ye the living one among the dead?

World English Bible
Becoming terrified, they bowed their faces down to the earth. They said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?

Young's Literal Translation
and on their having become afraid, and having inclined the face to the earth, they said to them, 'Why do ye seek the living with the dead?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Why seek ye the living among the dead? - This was a common form of speech among the Jews, and seems to be applied to those who were foolishly, impertinently, or absurdly employed. As places of burial were unclean, it was not reasonable to suppose that the living should frequent them; or that if any was missing he was likely to be found in such places.

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they.

Luke 1:12,13,29 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell on him...

Daniel 8:17,18 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell on my face: but he said to me, Understand, O son of man...

Daniel 10:7-12,16,19 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell on them...

Matthew 28:3-5 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow...

Mark 16:5,6 And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment...

Acts 10:3,4 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying to him, Cornelius...

the living. or, him that liveth.

Hebrews 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.

Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever more, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Revelation 2:8 And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things said the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

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Good Friday
Eversley, 1856. St. Luke xxiv. 5, 6. "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen." This is a very solemn day; for on this day the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. The question for us is, how ought we to keep it? that is, what sort of thoughts ought to be in our minds upon this day? Now, many most excellent and pious persons, and most pious books, seem to think that we ought to-day to think as much as possible of the sufferings of our Blessed Lord; and because we
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

September 18 Morning
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.--PSA. 119:18. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.--It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.--I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.--We have received, not the spirit of
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Living Dead
'Why seek ye the living among the dead! 6. He is not here, but is risen.'--LUKE xxiv. 5,6. We can never understand the utter desolation of the days that lay betwixt Christ's Death and His Resurrection. Our faith rests on centuries. We know that that grave was not even an interruption to the progress of His work, but was the straight road to His triumph and His glory. We know that it was the completion of the work of which the raising of the widow's son and of Lazarus were but the beginnings. But
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Ascension
'And He led them out as far as to Bethany, and He lifted up His hands, and blessed them. 51. And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.' --LUKE xxiv. 50, 51. 'And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight.'--ACTS i. 9. Two of the four Evangelists, viz., Matthew and John, have no record of the Ascension. But the argument which infers ignorance from silence, which is always rash,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Luke 24:4
While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.

Luke 24:6
He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:

Acts 2:24
But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

Revelation 1:18
I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

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