Well, there were seven brothers. The oldest married and then died without children, so the second brother married the widow.
This brother also died without children, and the wife was married to the next brother, and so on until she had been the wife of each of them.
And then she also died.
So tell us, whose wife will she be in the resurrection? For she was the wife of all seven of them!"
Jesus replied, "Your problem is that you don't know the Scriptures, and you don't know the power of God.30For when the dead rise, they won't be married. They will be like the angels in heaven. 31But now, as to whether there will be a resurrection of the dead -- haven't you ever read about this in the Scriptures? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said, a32'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' b So he is the God of the living, not the dead."33
When the crowds heard him, they were impressed with his teaching.
But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they thought up a fresh question of their own to ask him.
One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question:
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)