Luke 20:34
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New International Version
Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "Marriage is for people here on earth.

English Standard Version
And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,

New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus told them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage.

International Standard Version
Jesus told them, "Those who belong to this age marry and are married,

NET Bible
So Jesus said to them, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to them, “The sons of this world take women and women are given to men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to them, "In this world people get married.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus answering said unto them, The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

American King James Version
And Jesus answering said to them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

American Standard Version
And Jesus said unto them, The sons of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus said to them: The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus said to them, The sons of this world marry and are given in marriage,

English Revised Version
And Jesus said unto them, The sons of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answering, said to them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

Weymouth New Testament
"The men of this age," replied Jesus, "marry, and the women are given in marriage.

World English Bible
Jesus said to them, "The children of this age marry, and are given in marriage.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, 'The sons of this age do marry and are given in marriage,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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,

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 34-36. - And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more. How different are the few rare pictures which our Master draws of the heaven-life to those painted by the great founders and teachers of other world-wide religions! In his world beyond the grave, while he tells us of a continuing existence, of varied and ever-increasing activity, in contradistinction to the Nirvana of Buddha, in these pictures of Jesus the sensual paradise of Mohammed, for instance, finds no place. Marriage is, according to our Lord's teaching, but a temporary expedient to preserve the human race, to which death would soon put an end. But in the world to come there will be no death and no marriage. We may assume from his words here that the difference between the sexes will have ceased to exist. They are equal unto the angels. Equal with the angels in being immortal; no death; no marriage. Jesus in this place asserts that angels have a body, but are exempt from any difference of sex. The angels are here introduced because our Lord was speaking with Sadducees, who (Acts 23:8) denied the existence of these glorious beings. He wished to set the seal of his teaching on the deeply interesting question of the existence of angels.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus answering, said unto them,.... After he had observed that their error arose from ignorance of the Scriptures, and the power of God:

the children of this world marry, and are given in marriage that is, such who live in this world, in the present mortal and imperfect state, being mortal men, and die, and leave their estates and possessions: these marry, and have wives given them in marriage; and it is very right, and fit, that so it should be, in order to keep up a succession of men, and that they may have heirs to enjoy their substance when they are gone.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

34. said unto them—In Mt 22:29, the reply begins with this important statement:—"Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures," regarding the future state, "nor the power of God," before which a thousand such difficulties vanish (also Mr 12:24).

Luke 20:34 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sadducees Question the Resurrection
33"In the resurrection therefore, which one's wife will she be? For all seven had married her." 34Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;…
Cross References
Matthew 12:32
Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

Luke 16:8
"The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.

Luke 20:33
Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"
Treasury of Scripture

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

The children.

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely…

marry.

Luke 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in …

1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, …

Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall …

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators …

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