Both righteous and unrighteous will be resurrected, as these verses demonstrate:

John 5:26-29

 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.  (27)  And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.  (28)  Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice  (29)  and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Daniel 12:2-3

  And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.  (3)  And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Acts 24:15

having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.

Romans 2:5-11

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.  (6)  He will render to each one according to his works:  (7)  to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;  (8)  but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.  (9)  There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,  (10)  but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.  (11)  For God shows no partiality.

The following verses show that those who crucified Jesus will be resurrected:

Mark 14:61-62

But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”  (62)  And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

cf Revelation 1:7

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

These verses from Isaiah 26, make the following points:

  • Some unrighteous people will never be resurrected (they will not live; they are shades, they will not arise”)
  • God’s people will be resurrected from the dust.

Isaiah 26:13-14 & 19-21

O LORD our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone we bring to remembrance.  (14)  They are dead, they will not live; they are shades, they will not arise;  to that end you have visited them with destruction and wiped out all remembrance of them.

Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead.  (20)  Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.  (21)  For behold, the LORD is coming out from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it, and will no more cover its slain.

Romans 2 points out that sinners who do not know God’s law will perish and sinners who have known the law, will be judged – i.e. sinners who have known God’s law will be resurrected to face the judgment seat of Christ and sinners who have not known God’s law will perish – like those in Isaiah 26:13.

Romans 2:11-12

For God shows no partiality.  (12)  For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.

References to those who will be raised:

Specifically:

Job – Job 19:25-26

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.  (26)  And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all the prophets – Luke 13:28

In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out.

Paul (and all who love the coming of Jesus) – 2 Timothy 4:8

Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

Daniel – Daniel 12:13

But go your way till the end. And you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days.

Generally:

Whoever believes in Jesus Christ – John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,  (26)  and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

Those in Christ:

  • 1 Corinthians 15:20-23

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  (21)  For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.  (22)  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.  (23)  But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-16

 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.  (14)  For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.  … And the dead in Christ will rise first

  • John 5:28-29

 Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice  (29)  and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Matthew 25 implies that those who knew they should do good, but didn’t, will face the resurrection of judgment.  The context of the following passage, is Judgment day.

Matthew 25:41-46

Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.  (42)  For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,  (43)  I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’  (44)  Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’  (45)  Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’  (46)  And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Romans 2 implies that those who have heard the truth but do not obey it, will also face the wrath of God on judgment day:

Romans 2:5-11

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.  (6)  He will render to each one according to his works:  (7)  to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;  (8)  but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.  (9)  There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,  (10)  but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.  (11)  For God shows no partiality.

SUMMARY

Those who are in Christ Jesus from all ages, will be resurrected.  Those who have known the truth, but did not obey it will also be resurrected.  The righteous will experience the resurrection of life and live forever.  The disobedient/evil who knew God’s will but did not do it, will face the resurrection of judgment – their punishment being eternal oblivion.  We see from Isaiah 26, that many evil people will never be resurrected.

 

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