18 (A)Some Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection) *came to [a]Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying, 19 “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that (B)if a man’s brother dies and leaves behind a wife and does not leave a child, his brother is to [b]marry the wife and raise up [c]children for his brother. 20 There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children. 21 The second one [d]married her, and died leaving behind no children; and the third likewise; 22 and so the seven together left no children. Last of all the woman also died. 23 In the resurrection, which one’s wife will she be? For each of the seven had her as his wife.” 24 Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not [e]understand the Scriptures nor the power of God? 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26 But [f]regarding the fact that the dead rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, (C)in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘(D)I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27 (E)He is not the God [g]of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 12:18 Lit Him
  2. Mark 12:19 Lit take
  3. Mark 12:19 Lit seed, also vv 20-22
  4. Mark 12:21 Lit took
  5. Mark 12:24 Or know
  6. Mark 12:26 Lit concerning the dead, that they rise
  7. Mark 12:27 Or of corpses