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Luke 20:28

28 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.

Read Luke 20:28 Using Other Translations

Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, 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.
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.
They posed this question: “Teacher, Moses gave us a law that if a man dies, leaving a wife but no children, his brother should marry the widow and have a child who will carry on the brother’s name.

What does Luke 20:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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).

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