November 23, 2013, Gospel

Luke   20: 27-40

20:27 Now some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, approached him. And they questioned him, 20:28 saying: “Teacher, Moses wrote for us: If any man’s brother will have died, having a wife, and if he does not have any children, then his brother should take her as his wife, and he should raise up offspring for his brother. 20:29 And so there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and he died without sons. 20:30 And the next one married her, and he also died without a son. 20:31 And the third married her, and similarly all seven, and none of them left behind any offspring, and they each died. 20:32 Last of all, the woman also died. 20:33 In the resurrection, then, whose wife will she be? For certainly all seven had her as a wife.” 20:34 And so, Jesus said to them: “The children of this age marry and are given in marriage. 20:35 Yet truly, those who shall be held worthy of that age, and of the resurrection from the dead, will neither be married, nor take wives. 20:36 For they can no longer die. For they are equal to the Angels, and they are children of God, since they are children of the resurrection. 20:37 For in truth, the dead do rise again, as Moses also showed beside the bush, when he called the Lord: ‘The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ 20:38 And so he is not the God of the dead, but of the living. For all are alive to him.” 20:39 Then some of the scribes, in response, said to him, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 20:40 And they no longer dared to question him about anything.


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