and then to the rest: all seven brothers married the woman and died without having children. Last of all, the woman died.
Now, when all the dead rise to life on the day of resurrection, whose wife will she be? All seven of them had married her."
Jesus answered them, "How wrong you are! And do you know why? It is because you don't know the Scriptures or God's power.
For when the dead rise to life, they will be like the angels in heaven and will not marry.
Now, as for the dead being raised: haven't you ever read in the Book of Moses the passage about the burning bush? There it is written that God said to Moses, "I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' 1
He is the God of the living, not of the dead. You are completely wrong!"
A teacher of the Law was there who heard the discussion. He saw that Jesus had given the Sadducees a good answer, so he came to him with a question: "Which commandment is the most important of all?"
Jesus replied, "The most important one is this: "Listen, Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. 2
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'
The second most important commandment is this: "Love your neighbor as you love yourself.' There is no other commandment more important than these two." 3
The teacher of the Law said to Jesus, "Well done, Teacher! It is true, as you say, that only the Lord is God and that there is no other god but he. 4