If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
1 Samuel 2:6
The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,
Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
1 Corinthians 15:12
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
1 Corinthians 15:15
Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
1 Corinthians 15:29
Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
1 Corinthians 15:32
If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.