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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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the living. or, him that liveth.
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
The Living Dead
While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.
He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:
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.
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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