Luke 20:38

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

Luke 20:38 in Other Translations

KJV
38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
ESV
38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him."
NLT
38 So he is the God of the living, not the dead, for they are all alive to him.”
MSG
38 God isn't the God of dead men, but of the living. To him all are alive."
CSB
38 He is not God of the dead but of the living, because all are living to Him."

Luke 20:38 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 20:38

For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living
(See Gill on Matthew 22:32) for all live unto him.
The Persic version, reads, "all these live unto him"; namely, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; for though they are dead to men, they are not to God; their souls live with him, and their bodies will be raised by him: he reckons of them, as if they were now alive, for he quickens the dead, and calls things that are not, as though they were; and this is the case of all the saints that are dead, as well as of those patriarchs. The Ethiopic reads, "all live with him"; as the souls of all departed saints do; the Arabic version reads, all live in him; so all do now, ( Acts 17:28 ) .

Luke 20:38 In-Context

36 and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.
37 But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’
38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”
39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, “Well said, teacher!”
40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions.