Luke 20:35

35 but those who are 1considered worthy to attain to 2that age and to the resurrection from the dead 3neither marry 4nor are given in marriage,

Luke 20:35 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 20:35

But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that
The world to come, eternal life and happiness; not by their own works and merits, but through the blood, sacrifice, and righteousness of the Messiah; and the resurrection from the dead;
that is, the first resurrection, the resurrection unto life, which only the dead in Christ will enjoy; otherwise all will be raised: but some to the resurrection of damnation: these neither marry, nor are given in marriage;
there will be no need of any such practice, for the reasons that follow.

Luke 20:35 In-Context

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.
37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Acts 5:41; 2 Thessalonians 1:5, 11; See Matthew 22:8
  • 2. [Luke 18:30]; See Mark 10:30
  • 3. [ver. 34]
  • 4. [ver. 34]
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