Luke 20:34

34 Jesus said, "Marriage is a major preoccupation here,

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 After all that, the wife died.
33 That wife, now - in the resurrection whose wife is she? All seven married her."
34 Jesus said, "Marriage is a major preoccupation here,
35 but not there. Those who are included in the resurrection of the dead will no longer be concerned with marriage
36 nor, of course, with death. They will have better things to think about, if you can believe it. All ecstasies and intimacies then will be with God.
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