“For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.”
King James Version (KJV)
20:38 He is not a God of the dead, or, there is no God of the dead - That is, tho term God implies such a relation, as cannot possibly subsist between him and the dead; who in the Sadducees' sense are extinguished spirits; who could neither worship him, nor receive good from him. So that all live to him - All who have him for their God, live to and enjoy him. This sentence is not an argument for what went before; but the proposition which was to be proved. And the consequence is apparently just. For as all the faithful are the children of Abraham, and the Divine promise of being a God to him and his seed is entailed upon them, it implies their continued existence and happiness in a future state as much as Abraham's. And as the body is an essential part of man, it implies both his resurrection and theirs; and so overthrows the entire scheme of the Sadducean doctrine.
For he is not a God of the dead, but of the liuing for all liue vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Now he is not the God of the dead but of the living: for all men are living to him.
- Basic English Bible
but he is not God of [the] dead but of [the] living; for all live for him.
- Darby Bible
For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him.
- Webster's Bible
He is not a God of dead, but of living men, for to Him are all living."
- Weymouth Bible
Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for all are alive to him."
- World English Bible
And God is not of deed men, but of lyuynge men; for alle men lyuen to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible
and He is not a God of dead men, but of living, for all live to Him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible