Luke 20:27-47 New Revised Standard Version

The Question about the Resurrection

27  Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him 28  and asked him a question, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. 29  Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; 30  then the second 31  and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. 32  Finally the woman also died. 33  In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her." 34  Jesus said to them, "Those who belong to this age marry and are given in marriage; 35  but those who are considered worthy of a place in that age and in the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. 36  Indeed they cannot die anymore, because they are like angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection. 37  And the fact that the dead are raised Moses himself showed, in the story about the bush, where he speaks of the Lord as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38  Now he is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive."

39  Then some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you have spoken well." 40  For they no longer dared to ask him another question.

The Question about David's Son

41  Then he said to them, "How can they say that the Messiah is David's son? 42  For David himself says in the book of Psalms, "The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, 43  until I make your enemies your footstool." ' 44  David thus calls him Lord; so how can he be his son?"

Jesus Denounces the Scribes

45  In the hearing of all the people he said to the disciples, 46  "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets. 47  They devour widows' houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."

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