Bible: Luke 20:20-36

Paying Taxes to Caesar

20:20 Then 1  they watched him carefully and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. 2  They wanted to take advantage of what he might say 3  so that they could deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction 4  of the governor. 20:21 Thus 5  they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach correctly, 6  and show no partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 7  20:22 Is it right 8  for us to pay the tribute tax 9  to Caesar 10  or not? 20:23 But Jesus 11  perceived their deceit 12  and said to them, 20:24 Show me a denarius. 13  Whose image 14  and inscription are on it?” 15  They said, “Caesar’s.” 20:25 So 16  he said to them, “Then give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 17  20:26 Thus 18  they were unable in the presence of the people to trap 19  him with his own words. 20  And stunned 21  by his answer, they fell silent.

Marriage and the Resurrection

20:27 Now some Sadducees 22  (who contend that there is no resurrection) 23  came to him. 20:28 They asked him, 24  “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies leaving a wife but no children, that man 25  must marry 26  the widow and father children 27  for his brother. 28  20:29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman 29  and died without children. 20:30 The second 30  20:31 and then the third married her, and in this same way all seven died, leaving no children. 20:32 Finally the woman died too. 20:33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? 31  For all seven had married her.” 32 

20:34 So 33  Jesus said to them, “The people of this age 34  marry and are given in marriage. 20:35 But those who are regarded as worthy to share in 35  that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. 36  20:36 In fact, they can no longer die, because they are equal to angels 37  and are sons of God, since they are 38  sons 39  of the resurrection.

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