38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

Other Translations of Luke 20:38

New International Version

38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."

English Standard Version

38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him."

The Message

38 God isn't the God of dead men, but of the living. To him all are alive."

New King James Version

38 For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him."

New Living Translation

38 So he is the God of the living, not the dead, for they are all alive to him."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 20:38

Commentary on Luke 20:27-38

(Read Luke 20:27-38)

It is common for those who design to undermine any truth of God, to load it with difficulties. But we wrong ourselves, and wrong the truth of Christ, when we form our notions of the world of spirits by this world of sense. There are more worlds than one; a present visible world, and a future unseen world; and let every one compare this world and that world, and give the preference in his thoughts and cares to that which deserves them. Believers shall obtain the resurrection from the dead, that is the blessed resurrection. What shall be the happy state of the inhabitants of that world, we cannot express or conceive, Genesis 15:1. He never did that for them in this world, which answered the full extent of his undertaking; therefore there must be another life, in which he will do that for them, which will completely fulfil the promise.