Acts 24:15

“And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And haue hope towards God, which they themselues also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the iust and vniust.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection both of the just and unjust.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Hoping in God for that which they themselves are looking for, that there will be a coming back from the dead for upright men and wrongdoers.
- Basic English Bible

having hope towards God, which they themselves also receive, that there is to be a resurrection both of just and unjust.
- Darby Bible

And have hope towards God, which they themselves also allow, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
- Webster's Bible

and having a hope directed towards God, which my accusers themselves also entertain, that before long there will be a resurrection both of the righteous and the unrighteous.
- Weymouth Bible

having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
- World English Bible

whiche also thei hem silf abiden, the ayenrisyng `to comynge of iust men and wickid.
- Wycliffe Bible

having hope toward God, which they themselves also wait for, [that] there is about to be a rising again of the dead, both of righteous and unrighteous;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 24:15


24:15 Both of the just and of the unjust - In a public court this was peculiarly proper to be observed.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 24:15


Ac 24:15 And have hope toward God. This hope of the resurrection, the great doctrine of Christianity, was one that the law and the prophets foreshadow, and which they themselves also allow. The Jews held this same hope. Apart from the Sadducees, a small minority, the Jews believed in a future life and judgment. Hence, even in this matter, he was not preaching a new, unknown and illegal doctrine, for Judaism was acknowledged by Roman law. Josephus says, ``The Sadducees were able to persuade none but the rich. The Pharisees had the multitude on their side.''

Discussion for Acts 24

  • Lu2677
    Acts 24-31, scripture to learn from. Leviticus 18.
    All people are from the blood line of Adam and Eve. I want to correct something I wrote earlier; I wrote that Cain would have married his sister. But scripture does not tell us who Cain married. So, I repent of that comment.
  • Irene123
    Felix; for at least 2 YEARS he heard the truth of God's word. He well KNEW the way of salvation - from Paul. The Bible is silent on how he turned out, but even after 2 yrs. of hearing about the sin of the love of money, covetousness - he still was hoping for money from Paul. He hadn't learned by then, so ............only God knows.
  • Irene123
    "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way they call HERESY, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things written in the Law and the Prophets."
  • BSP
    Verse 26 shows that Felix had ulterior motives.
  • Thomas
    Verse 14-16 sums up this chapter to me, the Christian should strive to duplicate what is written in scripture not what is misinterpreted over the pulpit and pews. so I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. Bless His name.
  • This makes a person stop and think. What 's going through my mind. Is it void of offense?

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