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Matthew 22:23-32 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Sadducees and the Resurrection

23 The same day some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came up to Him and questioned Him: 24 “Teacher, Moses said, if a man dies, having no children, his brother is to marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.[a] 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first got married and died. Having no offspring, he left his wife to his brother. 26 The same happened to the second also, and the third, and so to all seven.[b] 27 Then last of all the woman died. 28 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will she be of the seven? For they all had married her.”[c]

29 Jesus answered them, “You are deceived, because you don’t know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like[d] angels in heaven. 31 Now concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven’t you read what was spoken to you by God: 32 I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?[e] He[f] is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 22:24 Dt 25:5
  2. Matthew 22:26 Lit so until the seven
  3. Matthew 22:28 Lit all had her
  4. Matthew 22:30 Other mss add God’s
  5. Matthew 22:32 Ex 3:6,15-16
  6. Matthew 22:32 Other mss read God
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