The Sadducees: What About the Resurrection?(A)

18 (B)Then some Sadducees, (C)who say there is no resurrection, came to Him; and they asked Him, saying: 19 “Teacher, (D)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, but (E)are like angels in heaven. 26 But concerning the dead, that they (F)rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the burning bush passage, how God spoke to him, saying, (G)‘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.”

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  1. Mark 12:24 Or deceived
  2. Mark 12:27 Or deceived

Marriage Duty of the Surviving Brother

(A)“If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not be married to a stranger outside the family; her husband’s brother shall go in to her, take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. And it shall be that the firstborn son which she bears (B)will succeed to the name of his dead brother, that (C)his name may not be blotted out of Israel. But if the man does not want to take his brother’s wife, then let his brother’s wife go up to the (D)gate to the elders, and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to raise up a name to his brother in Israel; he will not perform the duty of my husband’s brother.’ Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him. But if he stands firm and says, (E)‘I do not want to take her,’ then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, (F)remove his sandal from his foot, spit in his face, and answer and say, ‘So shall it be done to the man who will not (G)build up his brother’s house.’ 10 And his name shall be called in Israel, ‘The house of him who had his sandal removed.’

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The Faith of the Patriarchs(A)

17 By faith Abraham, (B)when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 [a]of whom it was said, (C)“In Isaac your seed shall be called,” 19 concluding that God (D)was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.

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  1. Hebrews 11:18 to

25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;
26 And after my skin is [a]destroyed, this I know,
That (A)in my flesh I shall see God,
27 Whom I shall see for myself,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my [b]heart yearns within me!

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  1. Job 19:26 Lit. struck off
  2. Job 19:27 Lit. kidneys

16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; (A)you are still in your sins! 18 Then also those who have [a]fallen (B)asleep in Christ have perished. 19 (C)If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

The Last Enemy Destroyed

20 But now (D)Christ is risen from the dead, and has become (E)the firstfruits of those who have [b]fallen asleep. 21 For (F)since by man came death, (G)by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall (H)be made alive. 23 But (I)each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.

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42 (A)So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43 (B)It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

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Our Final Victory

50 Now this I say, brethren, that (A)flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a [a]mystery: (B)We shall not all sleep, (C)but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. (D)For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and (E)this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: (F)“Death is swallowed up in victory.”

55 “O(G)[b] Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”

56 The sting of death is sin, and (H)the strength of sin is the law. 57 (I)But thanks be to God, who gives us (J)the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 (K)Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing (L)that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 15:51 hidden truth
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:55 NU O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?

14 And (A)God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up (B)by His power.

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20 For (A)our citizenship is in heaven, (B)from which we also (C)eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 (D)who will transform our lowly body that it may be (E)conformed to His glorious body, (F)according to the working by which He is able even to (G)subdue all things to Himself.

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A Heavenly Inheritance

(A)Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who (B)according to His abundant mercy (C)has begotten us again to a living hope (D)through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance [a]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, (E)reserved in heaven for you, (F)who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

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  1. 1 Peter 1:4 imperishable

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
(A)Some to everlasting life,
Some to shame (B)and everlasting [a]contempt.

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  1. Daniel 12:2 Lit. abhorrence

25 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when (A)the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. 26 For (B)as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have (C)life in Himself, 27 and (D)has given Him authority to execute judgment also, (E)because He is the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will (F)hear His voice 29 (G)and come forth—(H)those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

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11 But if the Spirit of (A)Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, (B)He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies [a]through His Spirit who dwells in you.

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  1. Romans 8:11 Or because of