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Acts 24:15


I have 1  a hope in God (a hope 2  that 3  these men 4  themselves accept too) that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. 5 


Job 19:25,26; Da 12:2; Mt 22:31,32; Joh 5:28,29; Ac 23:6-8; Ac 24:21; Ac 26:6,7; Ac 28:20-31; 1Co 15:12-27; Php 3:21; 1Th 4:14-16; Re 20:6,12,13

NET © Notes

tn Grk “having.” The participle ἔχων (ecwn) has been translated as a finite verb and a new sentence begun at this point in the translation because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence.

sn This mention of Paul’s hope sets up his appeal to the resurrection of the dead. At this point Paul was ignoring the internal Jewish dispute between the Pharisees (to which he had belonged) and the Sadducees (who denied there would be a resurrection of the dead).

tn Grk “a hope in God (which these [men] themselves accept too).” Because the antecedent of the relative pronoun “which” is somewhat unclear in English, the words “a hope” have been repeated at the beginning of the parenthesis for clarity.

tn Grk “that they”; the referent (these men, Paul’s accusers) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

tn Or “the unjust.”

sn This is the only mention of the resurrection of the unrighteous in Acts. The idea parallels the idea of Jesus as the judge of both the living and the dead (Acts 10:42; 17:31).

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