Bible: Matthew 22:23-34
Marriage and the Resurrection
22:23 The same day Sadducees 1 (who say there is no resurrection) 2 came to him and asked him, 3 22:24 “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and father children 4 for his brother.’ 5 22:25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children he left his wife to his brother. 22:26 The second did the same, and the third, down to the seventh. 22:27 Last 6 of all, the woman died. 22:28 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.” 7 22:29 Jesus 8 answered them, “You are deceived, 9 because you don’t know the scriptures or the power of God. 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels 10 in heaven. 22:31 Now as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, 11 22:32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 12 He is not the God of the dead but of the living!” 13 22:33 When the crowds heard this, they were amazed at his teaching.