34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

Other Translations of Luke 20:34

New International Version

34 Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.

English Standard Version

34 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,

The Message

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

New King James Version

34 And Jesus answered and said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage.

New Living Translation

34 Jesus replied, "Marriage is for people here on earth.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 20:34

Commentary on Luke 20:27-38

(Read Luke 20:27-38)

It is common for those who design to undermine any truth of God, to load it with difficulties. But we wrong ourselves, and wrong the truth of Christ, when we form our notions of the world of spirits by this world of sense. There are more worlds than one; a present visible world, and a future unseen world; and let every one compare this world and that world, and give the preference in his thoughts and cares to that which deserves them. Believers shall obtain the resurrection from the dead, that is the blessed resurrection. What shall be the happy state of the inhabitants of that world, we cannot express or conceive, Genesis 15:1. He never did that for them in this world, which answered the full extent of his undertaking; therefore there must be another life, in which he will do that for them, which will completely fulfil the promise.