18 Then some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him; and they asked Him, saying: 19 “Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man’s brother dies, and leaves his wife behind, and leaves no children, his brother should take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. 20 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife; and dying, he left no offspring. 21 And the second took her, and he died; nor did he leave any offspring. And the third likewise. 22 So the seven had her and left no offspring. Last of all the woman died also. 23 Therefore, in the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be? For all seven had her as wife.”
24 Jesus answered and said to them, “Are you not therefore[a]mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God?25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, butare like angels in heaven.26 But concerning the dead, that theyrise, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the burning bush passage, how God spoke to him, saying,‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. You are therefore greatly[b]mistaken.”
27 Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, 28 saying: “Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he dies without children, his brother should take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second [a]took her as wife, and he died childless. 31 Then the third took her, and in like manner the seven [b]also; and they left no children, and died. 32 Last of all the woman died also. 33 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife does she become? For all seven had her as wife.”
34 Jesus answered and said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage.35 But those who arecounted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;36 nor can they die anymore, forthey are equal to the angels and are sons of God,being sons of the resurrection.37 But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’38 For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, forall live to Him.”
39 Then some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, You have spoken well.” 40 But after that they dared not question Him anymore.
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