Bible: Luke 20:27-40

Marriage and the Resurrection

20:27 Now some Sadducees 1  (who contend that there is no resurrection) 2  came to him. 20:28 They asked him, 3  “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies leaving a wife but no children, that man 4  must marry 5  the widow and father children 6  for his brother. 7  20:29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman 8  and died without children. 20:30 The second 9  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? 10  For all seven had married her.” 11 

20:34 So 12  Jesus said to them, “The people of this age 13  marry and are given in marriage. 20:35 But those who are regarded as worthy to share in 14  that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. 15  20:36 In fact, they can no longer die, because they are equal to angels 16  and are sons of God, since they are 17  sons 18  of the resurrection. 20:37 But even Moses revealed that the dead are raised 19  in the passage about the bush, 20  where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 21  20:38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, 22  for all live before him.” 23  20:39 Then 24  some of the experts in the law 25  answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well! 26  20:40 For they did not dare any longer to ask 27  him anything.

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