(King James Bible)
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Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day
that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a
witness with us of his resurrection.
He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ,
that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection
of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks,
encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say?
other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods:
because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked:
and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees,
and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren,
I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection
of the dead I am called in question.
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel,
nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
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.
Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them,
Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness,
by the resurrection from the dead:
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death,
we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead,
how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption;
it is raised in incorruption:
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection,
and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the
resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands,
and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured,
not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto
a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us
(not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a
good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand
years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection:
on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests
of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
(King James Bible)