Matthew 22:23-33 LEB

A Question About Marriage and the Resurrection

23 On that day Sadducees--who say there is no resurrection--came up to him and asked him,

References for Matthew 22:23

      24 saying, "Teacher, Moses said if someone dies without having children, his brother is to marry his wife and {father}a descendants for his brother.

      References for Matthew 22:24

        • ʚ 22:24 - Literally "raise up"
          25 Now there were seven brothers with us. And the first died [after]b getting married, and [because he]c did not have descendants, he left his wife to his brother.

          References for Matthew 22:25

            • ʛ 22:25 - *Here "[after]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("getting married") which is understood as temporal
            • ʜ 22:25 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("have") which is understood as causal
              26 So also the second and the third, up to the seventh.
              27 And last of all the woman died.
              28 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her [as wife]."d

              References for Matthew 22:28

                • ʝ 22:28 - *The words "[as wife]" are not in the Greek text but are implied
                  29 But Jesus answered [and]e said to them, "You are mistaken, [because]f you do not know the scriptures or the power of God!

                  References for Matthew 22:29

                    • ʞ 22:29 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("answered") has been translated as a finite verb
                    • ʟ 22:29 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("know") which is understood as causal
                      30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of Godg in heaven.

                      References for Matthew 22:30

                        • ʠ 22:30 - Some manuscripts omit "of God"
                          31 Now concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, who said,
                          32 "I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob"?h He is not the God of the dead, but of the living!"

                          References for Matthew 22:32

                            • ʡ 22:32 - A quotation from Exod 3:6
                              33 And [when]i the crowds heard [this],j they were amazed at his teaching.

                              References for Matthew 22:33

                                • ʢ 22:33 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("heard") which is understood as temporal
                                • ʣ 22:33 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation