Jesus Answers the Sadducees

23 (A)On that day some (B)Sadducees (who say (C)there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him, 24 asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘(D)If a man dies having no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.’ 25 Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother; 26 so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh. 27 Last of all, the woman died. 28 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.”

29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, (E)not [a]understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither (F)marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 31 But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God: 32 (G)I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” 33 When the crowds heard this, (H)they were astonished at His teaching.

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  1. Matthew 22:29 Or knowing

18 (A)Some Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection) *came to Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying, 19 “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that (B)if a man’s brother dies and leaves behind a wife and leaves no child, his brother should [a]marry the wife and raise up children to his brother. 20 There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children. 21 The second one [b]married her, and died leaving behind no children; and the third likewise; 22 and so [c]all seven left no children. Last of all the woman died also. 23 In the resurrection, [d]when they rise again, which one’s wife will she be? For [e]all seven had married her.” 24 Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not [f]understand the Scriptures or the power of God? 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26 But [g]regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, (C)in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘(D)I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27 (E)He is not the God [h]of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 12:19 Lit take
  2. Mark 12:21 Lit took
  3. Mark 12:22 Lit the seven
  4. Mark 12:23 Early mss do not contain when they rise again
  5. Mark 12:23 Lit the seven
  6. Mark 12:24 Or know
  7. Mark 12:26 Lit concerning the dead, that they rise
  8. Mark 12:27 Or of corpses

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