Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection

27 There came to him (A)some Sadducees, (B)those who deny that there is a resurrection, 28 and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us (C)that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man[a] must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second 31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. 32 Afterward the woman also died. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife.”

34 And Jesus said to them, (D)“The sons of this age (E)marry and (F)are given in marriage, 35 but those who are (G)considered worthy to attain to (H)that age and to the resurrection from the dead (I)neither marry (J)nor are given in marriage, 36 for (K)they cannot die anymore, because they are (L)equal to angels and (M)are (N)sons of God, being (O)sons[b] of the resurrection. 37 But that the dead are raised, (P)even Moses showed, in (Q)the passage about the bush, where he calls (R)the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all (S)live to him.” 39 Then some of the scribes (T)answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 40 For (U)they no longer dared to ask him any question.

Whose Son Is the Christ?

41 (V)But he said to them, “How can they say that (W)the Christ is (X)David's son? 42 For David himself says in the Book of Psalms,

(Y)“‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
43     until I make your enemies (Z)your footstool.”’

44 David thus calls him Lord, so (AA)how is he his son?”

Beware of the Scribes

45 (AB)And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, 46 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and (AC)the places of honor at feasts, 47 (AD)who devour widows' houses and (AE)for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

The Widow's Offering

21 (AF)Jesus[c] looked up and saw the rich (AG)putting their gifts into (AH)the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two (AI)small copper coins.[d] And he said, “Truly, I tell you, (AJ)this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her (AK)poverty put in all (AL)she had to live on.”

Footnotes

  1. Luke 20:28 Greek his brother
  2. Luke 20:36 Greek huioi; see Preface
  3. Luke 21:1 Greek He
  4. Luke 21:2 Greek two lepta; a lepton was a Jewish bronze or copper coin worth about 1/128 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer)

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