Luke 20:27

Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection

27 There came to him 1some Sadducees, 2those who deny that there is a resurrection,

Luke 20:27 Meaning and Commentary

Ver. 27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees
That is, "to Jesus", as the Persic version expresses it; and it was the same day, as Matthew says, on which the disciples of the Pharisees, and the Herodians, had been with him, putting the question about tribute to him: ( Matthew 22:16 )

which deny that there is any resurrection;
that is, of the dead; that there ever was any instance of it, or ever will be: this was the distinguishing tenet of that sect; see ( Acts 23:8 )

and they asked him,
the following question, after they had put a case to him.

Luke 20:27 In-Context

25 He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
26 And they were not able in the presence of the people to catch him in what he said, but marveling at his answer they became silent.
27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection,
28 and they asked him a question, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.
29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 3:7; Matthew 16:1; Matthew 22:34; Acts 4:1; Acts 5:17; Acts 23:6
  • 2. Acts 23:8; [Acts 4:2]