They were surprised to hear this. Then they left him alone and went away.
23On that day some Sadducees, who say that people will never come back to life, came to Jesus. They asked him, 24"Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies childless, his brother should marry his widow and have children for his brother.' 25There were seven brothers among us. The first married and died. Since he had no children, he left his widow to his brother. 26The second brother also died, as well as the third, and the rest of the seven brothers. 27At last the woman died. 28Now, when the dead come back to life, whose wife will she be? All seven brothers had been married to her."
29Jesus answered, "You're mistaken because you don't know the Scriptures or God's power. 30When people come back to life, they don't marry. Rather, they are like the angels in heaven. 31Haven't you read what God told you about the dead coming back to life? He said, 32'I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.' He's not the God of the dead but of the living." 33He amazed the crowds who heard his teaching.
34When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35One of them, an expert in Moses' Teachings, tested Jesus by asking, 36"Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in Moses' Teachings?" 37Jesus answered him, " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' 38This is the greatest and most important commandment. 39The second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.' 40All of Moses' Teachings and the Prophets depend on these two commandments."
41While the Pharisees were still gathered, Jesus asked them, 42"What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" They answered him, "David's." 43He said to them, "Then how can David, guided by the Spirit, call him Lord? David says,
44'The Lord said to my Lord, "Take the highest position in heaven until I put your enemies under your control."'
45If David calls him Lord, how can he be his son?" 46No one could answer him, and from that time on no one dared to ask him another question.