After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep;
After that, he was seen by more than five hundred of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died by now.
and later to more than five hundred of his followers all at the same time, most of them still around (although a few have since died);
Then by more than five hundred brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, but some are sleeping;
Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.
After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep.
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1 tn Grk “brothers.” See note on the phrase “brothers and sisters” in 1:10.
2 tn Grk “most of whom remain until now.”
3 tn The verb κοιμάω (koimaw) literally means “sleep,” but it is often used in the Bible as a euphemism for death when speaking of believers. This metaphorical usage by its very nature emphasizes the hope of resurrection: Believers will one day “wake up” out of death. Here the term refers to death, but “sleep” was used in the translation to emphasize the metaphorical, rhetorical usage of the term.