Matthew 22:31

31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you,

Matthew 22:31 in Other Translations

KJV
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
ESV
31 And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God:
NLT
31 “But now, as to whether there will be a resurrection of the dead—haven’t you ever read about this in the Scriptures? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said,
MSG
31 And regarding your speculation on whether the dead are raised or not, don't you read your Bibles? The grammar is clear: God says,
CSB
31 Now concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven't you read what was spoken to you by God:

Matthew 22:31 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 22:31

But as touching the resurrection of the dead
In proof of that doctrine, and which will greatly serve to confirm and establish it, and that it may appear that the dead are, or will be raised, and to put it out of all doubt, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God,
as Mark adds, "in the book of Moses"; which was written by him, the book of ( Exodus 3:6 ) and though the words were spoke to Moses, yet were designed for the use, instruction, and comfort of the Israelites; not only at that time, but in succeeding ages, they being the posterity of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; whose God the Lord there declares himself to be. Moreover, whereas these words were spoken by God to Moses, there is some little difficulty occasioned, by Luke's representing them to be the words of Moses; for he says, "Moses showed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord, the God of Abraham" which may be removed by observing, that the sense is, that when Moses showed to the children of Israel, what he heard and saw at the bush on Mount Sinai, he called the Lord by these names, in which he spoke of himself to him; he recited to them what the Lord said to him; and indeed he was bid to say to them these words; See ( Exodus 3:14-16 ) saying,
as follows,

Matthew 22:31 In-Context

29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.
30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you,
32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”
33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.