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Mark 12:18–27

18 aSome Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection) * came to Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying,

19 “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that aif a man’s brother dies and leaves behind a wife and leaves no child, his brother should 1marry the wife and raise up children to his brother.

20 “There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children.

21 “The second one 1married her, and died leaving behind no children; and the third likewise;

22 and so 1all seven left no children. Last of all the woman died also.

23 “In the resurrection, 1when they rise again, which one’s wife will she be? For 2all seven had married her.”

24 Jesus said to them, Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not 1understand the Scriptures or the power of God?

25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

26 But 1regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, ain the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘bI am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?

27 aHe is not the God 1of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken.”

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