Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Even now it is for my hope in the promise that God made to our forefathers that I stand here on trial,
That is why I asked to see you and speak with you, for it is on account of Israel's hope that I have to wear this chain."
Knowing that part of them were Sadducees and part of them Pharisees, Paul called out in the council, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, and the son of Pharisees! It is for my hope for the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial!"
But as to the resurrection of the dead, did you never read what was said to you by God,
Do not be surprised at this, for the time is coming when all who are in their graves will listen to his voice,
1 Corinthians 15:12
Now if what we preach about Christ is that he was raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no such thing as a resurrection of the dead?
He will make our poor bodies over to resemble his glorious body, by exerting the power he has to subject everything to himself.
1 Thessalonians 4:14
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, then by means of Jesus God will bring back with him those who have fallen asleep.
Blessed and holy is the man who experiences the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them; they will be priests of God and the Christ, and reign with him for the thousand years.