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John Darby's Version of Christ rose from "among the dead"

To rise from "the dead" (the state of being dead) does not have the same connotation as to rise from "among the dead" (possessing like qualities or being conjoined with the dead). Every person who is among the dead is in this company because "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Rom. 3:23) The Lord Jesus Christ was never among this number.

Unlike those who are "among the dead," death did not pass upon him because he sinned ("In him is no sin" 1 Jn. 3:5) ; rather, he willingly "laid down his life" (1 Jn. 3:16) to take away the sins of the world. Jesus Christ, who died to redeem sinners, temporarily experienced death but his death was not in the same category as the untold number of people who are "among the dead." John Darby's "among the dead" scripture alteration represents the Lord Jesus Christ as a sinner. (He made Jesus out to be a sinner here too.) Verses of special note: Rom. 10:7 , 1 Thess. 1:10

King James Bible John Darby Version
And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

 

Matthew 17:9

And as they descended from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no one, until the Son of man be risen up from among the dead.
And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.

Mark 9:9

And as they descended from the mountain, he charged them that they should relate to no one what they had seen, unless when the Son of man should be risen from among the dead.
And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.

Mark 9:10

And they kept that saying, questioning among themselves, what rising from among the dead was.
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

[The usage of "among the dead" is straightforward. Jesus' disciples were looking for a dead body. "Among the dead" properly refers to a burial place in this verse.]

Luke 24:5

And as they were filled with fear and bowed their faces to the ground, they said to them, Why seek ye the living one among the dead?

And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

 

Luke 24:46

and said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved the Christ to suffer, and to rise from among the dead the third day;

When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

John 2:22

When therefore he was raised from among the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

John 20:9

for they had not yet known the scripture, that he must rise from among the dead.
This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

John 21:14

This is already the third time that Jesus had been manifested to the disciples, being risen from among the dead.
And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

Acts 3:15

but the originator of life ye slew, whom God raised from among the dead, whereof *we* are witnesses.
Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

Acts 4:10

be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazaraean, whom *ye* have crucified, whom God has raised from among the dead, by *him* this man stands here before you sound in body.
Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.

Acts 10:41

not of all the people, but of witnesses who were chosen before of God, *us* who have eaten and drunk with him after he arose from among the dead.
But God raised him from the dead:

Acts. 13:30

but God raised him from among [the] dead,
And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.

Acts. 13:34

But that he raised him from among [the] dead, no more to return to corruption, he spoke thus: I will give to you the faithful mercies of David.
Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.

Acts 17:3

opening and laying down that the Christ must have suffered and risen up from among the dead, and that this is the Christ, Jesus whom *I* announce to you.
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Acts 17:31

because he has set a day in which he is going to judge the habitable earth in righteousness by the man whom he has appointed, giving the proof of it to all in having raised him from among the dead.
But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

Romans 4:24

but on ours also, to whom, believing on him who has raised from among the dead Jesus our Lord,
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Romans 6:4

We have been buried therefore with him by baptism unto death, in order that, even as Christ has been raised up from among the dead by the glory of the Father, so *we* also should walk in newness of life.
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

Romans 6:9

knowing that Christ having been raised up from among the dead dies no more: death has dominion over him no more.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Romans 8:11

But if the Spirit of him that has raised up Jesus from among the dead dwell in you, he that has raised up Christ from among the dead shall quicken your mortal bodies also on account of his Spirit which dwells in you.
Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

Romans 10:7

or, Who shall descend into the abyss? that is, to bring up Christ from among the dead.

[John Darby's Version of Christ was in the abyss! One of the definitions of abyss is hell.]

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Romans 10:9

that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from among the dead, thou shalt be saved.
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 15:12

Now if Christ is preached that he is raised from among the dead, how say some among you that there is not a resurrection of those that are dead?
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

1 Corinthians 15:20

(But now Christ is raised from among the dead, first-fruits of those fallen asleep.
Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

Galatians 1:1

Paul, apostle, not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father who raised him from among the dead,
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Ephesians 1:20

in which he wrought in the Christ in raising him from among the dead, and he set him down at his right hand in the heavenlies,
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Colossians 1:18

And *he* is the head of the body, the assembly; who is the beginning, firstborn from among the dead, that *he* might have the first place in all things:
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Colossians 2:12

buried with him in baptism, in which ye have been also raised with him through faith of the working of God who raised him from among the dead.
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 1:10

and to await his Son from the heavens, whom he raised from among the dead, Jesus, our deliverer from the coming wrath.

[The Son of God is in heaven and is seated at the Father's right hand. The heavens include the earth's atmosphere, outer space, and the third heaven.]

[For John Darby to place Jesus Christ in the heavens rather than in heaven is not that surprising considering that he lowered the status of the Lord Jesus Christ in other verses of his Darby Version as well.]

Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

2 Timothy 2:8

Remember Jesus Christ raised from among the dead, of the seed of David, according to my glad tidings,
Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

Hebrews 11:19

counting that God was able to raise him even from among the dead, whence also he received him in a figure.
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

Hebrews 13:20

But the God of peace, who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, in the power of the blood of the eternal covenant,
Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

Hebrews 11:19

counting that God was able to raise him even from among the dead, whence also he received him in a figure.

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