Luke 20:34

34 And Jesus said to them, 1"The sons of this age 2marry and 3are given in marriage,

Luke 20:34 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 20:34

And Jesus answering, said unto them
After he had observed that their error arose from ignorance of the Scriptures, and the power of God: the children of this world marry, and are given in marriage
that is, such who live in this world, in the present mortal and imperfect state, being mortal men, and die, and leave their estates and possessions: these marry, and have wives given them in marriage; and it is very right, and fit, that so it should be, in order to keep up a succession of men, and that they may have heirs to enjoy their substance when they are gone.

Luke 20:34 In-Context

32 Afterward the woman also died.
33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife."
34 And 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 to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage,
36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Luke 16:8; See Luke 10:6
  • 2. Luke 17:27; Matthew 24:38; [ver. 35]
  • 3. Luke 17:27; Matthew 24:38; [ver. 35]
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