Luke 24:5
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?

New Living Translation
The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, "Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?

English Standard Version
And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?

Berean Study Bible
As the women bowed their faces to the ground in terror, the two men asked them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?

Berean Literal Bible
and of them having become terrified and bowing the faces to the ground, they said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?

New American Standard Bible
and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living One 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?

Christian Standard Bible
So the women were terrified and bowed down to the ground. “Why are you looking for the living among the dead? ” asked the men.

Contemporary English Version
The women were afraid and bowed to the ground. But the men said, "Why are you looking in the place of the dead for someone who is alive?

Good News Translation
Full of fear, the women bowed down to the ground, as the men said to them, "Why are you looking among the dead for one who is alive?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the women were terrified and bowed down to the ground." Why are you looking for the living among the dead?" asked the men. "

International Standard Version
While the women remained terrified, bowing their faces to the ground, the men asked them, "Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is living?

NET Bible
The women were terribly frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?

New Heart 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?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were in fear and they bowed their faces to the ground, and they were saying to them, “Why are you seeking The Life among the dead?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The women were terrified and bowed to the ground. The men asked the women, "Why are you looking among the dead for the living one?

New American Standard 1977
and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead?

Jubilee Bible 2000
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?

King James 2000 Bible
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the ground, they said unto them, Why seek you the living among the dead?

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

American Standard Version
and as they were affrighted and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their countenance towards the ground, they said unto them: Why seek you the living with 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?

English Revised Version
and as they were affrighted, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

Webster's Bible Translation
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said to them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

Weymouth New Testament
The women were terrified; but, as they stood with their faces bowed to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you search among the dead for Him who is living?

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?
Study Bible
The Resurrection
4While they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in radiant apparel stood beside them. 5As the women bowed their faces to the ground in terror, the two men asked them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you while He was still in Galilee:…
Cross References
Luke 24:4
While they were puzzling over this, suddenly two men in radiant apparel stood beside them.

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

Acts 2:24
But God raised Him from the dead, releasing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its clutches.

Revelation 1:18
the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death and of Hades.

Treasury of Scripture

And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said to them, Why seek you the living among the dead?

they.

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

Daniel 8:17,18
So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision…

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 upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves…

the living.

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

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

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







Lexicon
As
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[the women]
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

bowed
κλινουσῶν (klinousōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2827: A primary verb; to slant or slope, i.e. Incline or recline.

[their]
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

faces
πρόσωπα (prosōpa)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4383: From pros and ops; the front, i.e. The countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication, presence, person.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ground
γῆν (gēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.

in terror,
ἐμφόβων (emphobōn)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1719: Full of fear, terrified. From en and phobos; in fear, i.e. Alarmed.

[the two men] asked
εἶπαν (eipan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

them,
αὐτάς (autas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Why
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

do you look for
ζητεῖτε (zēteite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

living
ζῶντα (zōnta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

among
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

dead?
νεκρῶν (nekrōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3498: (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; dead.
(5) Why seek ye the living among the dead?--Better, as in the margin, Him that liveth. The question was enough to change the whole current of their thoughts. The Lord whom they came to honour as dead was in very deed "living," was emphatically "He that liveth," alive for evermore (Revelation 1:18). The primary meaning of the words is, of course, limited to this; but like the parallel, "let the dead bury their dead" (see Note on Matthew 8:22), they suggest manifold applications. It is in vain that we seek "Him that liveth" in dead works, dead formulae, dead or dying institutions. The eternal life that is in Christ is not to be found by looking into the graves of the past in the world's history, or in those of our individual life. In both cases it is better to rise, as on the "stepping-stones of our dead selves," to "higher things."

24:1-12 See the affection and respect the women showed to Christ, after he was dead and buried. Observe their surprise when they found the stone rolled away, and the grave empty. Christians often perplex themselves about that with which they should comfort and encourage themselves. They look rather to find their Master in his grave-clothes, than angels in their shining garments. The angels assure them that he is risen from the dead; is risen by his own power. These angels from heaven bring not any new gospel, but remind the women of Christ's words, and teach them how to apply them. We may wonder that these disciples, who believed Jesus to be the Son of God and the true Messiah, who had been so often told that he must die, and rise again, and then enter into his glory, who had seen him more than once raise the dead, yet should be so backward to believe his raising himself. But all our mistakes in religion spring from ignorance or forgetfulness of the words Christ has spoken. Peter now ran to the sepulchre, who so lately ran from his Master. He was amazed. There are many things puzzling and perplexing to us, which would be plain and profitable, if we rightly understood the words of Christ.
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