Bible: Mark 12:18-27

Marriage and the Resurrection

12:18 Sadducees 1  (who say there is no resurrection) 2  also came to him and asked him, 3  12:19 Teacher, Moses wrote for us: ‘If a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, that man 4  must marry 5  the widow and father children 6  for his brother.’ 7  12:20 There were seven brothers. The first one married, 8  and when he died he had no children. 12:21 The second married her and died without any children, and likewise the third. 12:22 None of the seven had children. Finally, the woman died too. 12:23 In the resurrection, when they rise again, 9  whose wife will she be? For all seven had married her.” 10  12:24 Jesus said to them, “Aren’t you deceived 11  for this reason, because you don’t know the scriptures or the power of God? 12:25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels 12  in heaven. 12:26 Now as for the dead being raised, 13  have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, 14  how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the 15  God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 16  12:27 He is not the God of the dead but of the living. 17  You are badly mistaken!

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