23 The same day the Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
24 Saying, "Master, Moses said, 'If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up children for his brother.'
25 Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first, when he had married a wife, died, and having no children, left his wife to his brother.
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, to the seventh.
27 And last of all the woman also died.
28 Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be, for they all had her [as a wife]?"
29 And Jesus answered and said to them, "You err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. [So, there are no sexual relations in heaven.]
|Luke 20:27-36 |
27 Then some of the Sadducees came to him, who deny that there is any resurrection, and they asked him,
28 Saying, "Master, Moses wrote for us that if any man's brother dies, leaving a wife and no children, then his brother should take his wife and raise up children for his brother.
29 There were therefore seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died without children.
30 And the second brother married her and he died childless.
31 Then the third married her, and likewise all seven, and they died and left no children.
32 Last of all the woman died also.
33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife is she? For all seven had her as a wife."
34 And Jesus answering said to them, "The children of this world marry and are given in marriage;
35 But those who are counted worthy to obtain that other world and the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage; [This verse is typically read without the understanding that for those who attain purity and salvation through the inward cross of self denial, they obtain that other world, (the kingdom), and the resurrection while alive on the earth.]
36 Neither can they die anymore, for they are like the angels. And they are sons of God, since they are the sons of the resurrection.