Luke 20:28

28 "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother has a wife, and dies childless, his brother should take the wife and produce offspring for his brother. [a]

Luke 20:28 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 20:28

Saying, master, Moses wrote unto us
In ( Deuteronomy 25:5 ) where the substance of what follows is contained, though not in express words:

if any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without
children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up
seed unto his brother;
the meaning of which is, that if a man died without issue, and left a wife behind him, his next brother, if unmarried, was to marry his wife, and the first child born of her, was to be reckoned the deceased's, and to inherit his estate; (See Gill on Matthew 22:24).

Luke 20:28 In-Context

26 They were not able to catch Him in what He said in public, and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came up and questioned Him:
28 "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother has a wife, and dies childless, his brother should take the wife and produce offspring for his brother.
29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife and died without children.
30 Also the second

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