Luke 16: 27-31
27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they
will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
I always thought that the reference in verse 31 was obvious, that Jesus is talking about himself, and that even when he rises from the dead there will be many who do not believe. I have discovered that many people think this a surprising insight on my part when I say it.