Matthew 22:23-33New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Jesus Answers the Sadducees
23 On that day someSadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him,24 asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.’25 Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother;26 so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh.27 Last of all, the woman died.28 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.”
29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not [a]understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.31 But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not 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’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.
27 Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection),28 and they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should[a]marry the wife and raise up children to his brother.29 Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless;30 and the second31 and the third [b]married her; and in the same way [c]all seven [d]died, leaving no children.32 Finally the woman died also.33 In the resurrection therefore, which one’s wife will she be? For [e]all seven [f]had married her.”
34 Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;36 for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.38 Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him.”
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