Old Testament Verses About the Resurrection
I was speaking with a Jewish woman recently who stated that “we are only guaranteed this life”. I found that surprising since the Old Testament contains several references to the resurrection, but it seems that her perception is actually fairly common among Jews. I was able to remember Job 19:25-27 when I was speaking with her – here’s that verse plus a few more for future reference:
- Job 19:25-27 – For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
- Daniel 12:2 – And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
- Isaiah 26:19 – Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
- Psalm 17:15 – As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
- Psalm 49:15 – But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
- 1 Samuel 2:6 – The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
- Hosea 13:14 – I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
Of course this is not an exhaustive list. Is anything ever an exhaustive list?