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21 unless it was this one sentence that I called out while standing before them, ‘It is about the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today.’”

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When Paul noticed that some were Sadducees and others were Pharisees, he called out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. I am on trial concerning the hope of the resurrection[a] of the dead.”

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  1. Acts 23:6 Gk concerning hope and resurrection

20 For this reason therefore I have asked to see you and speak with you,[a] since it is for the sake of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain.”

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  1. Acts 28:20 Or I have asked you to see me and speak with me

And now I stand here on trial on account of my hope in the promise made by God to our ancestors, a promise that our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship day and night. It is for this hope, your Excellency,[a] that I am accused by Jews! Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?

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  1. Acts 26:7 Gk O king

much annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming that in Jesus there is the resurrection of the dead.

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