Mark 12:25
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New International Version
When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

New Living Translation
For when the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage. In this respect they will be like the angels in heaven.

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

New American Standard Bible
"For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

King James Bible
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

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

International Standard Version
When people rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like the angels in heaven.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For when they have arisen from the dead, they do not take wives, neither do men have wives, but they are like the Angels in Heaven.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the dead come back to life, they don't marry. Rather, they are like the angels in heaven.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For when they shall rise from the dead, neither shall they marry nor husbands take women nor women, husbands; but are as the angels who are in the heavens.

King James 2000 Bible
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels who are in heaven.

American King James Version
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

American Standard Version
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as angels in heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For when they shall rise again from the dead, they shall neither marry, nor be married, but are as the angels in heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
For when they rise from among [the] dead they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels [who are] in the heavens.

English Revised Version
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as angels in heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels who are in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
For when they have risen from among the dead, men do not marry and women are not given in marriage, but they are as angels are in Heaven.

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

Young's Literal Translation
for when they may rise out of the dead, they neither marry nor are they given in marriage, but are as messengers who are in the heavens.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:18-27 A right knowledge of the Scripture, as the fountain whence all revealed religion now flows, and the foundation on which it is built, is the best preservative against error. Christ put aside the objection of the Sadducees, who were the scoffing infidels of that day, by setting the doctrine of the future state in a true light. The relation between husband and wife, though appointed in the earthly paradise, will not be known in the heavenly one. It is no wonder if we confuse ourselves with foolish errors, when we form our ideas of the world of spirits by the affairs of this world of sense. It is absurd to think that the living God should be the portion and happiness of a man if he is for ever dead; and therefore it is certain that Abraham's soul exists and acts, though now for a time separate from the body. Those that deny the resurrection greatly err, and ought to be told so. Let us seek to pass through this dying world, with a joyful hope of eternal happiness, and of a glorious resurrection.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - But are as angels in heaven - not "the angels;" the οἱ is omitted. The blessed, after the resurrection, will be like angels as to purity, as to a spiritual life, as to immortality, as to happiness and glory. There will be no necessity for marriages in heaven. Here, on earth, the father dies, but he lives on in his children after death. In heaven there is no death, but every one will live and be blessed for ever; and therefore it is that St. Luke adds here, "Neither can they die any more." St. Augustine says, "Marriages are on account of children; children on account of succession; succession on account of death. But in heaven, as there is no death, neither is there any marriage."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For when they shall rise from the dead,.... These seven brethren, and the woman; and so any, and every other:

they neither marry, nor are given marriage: there will be no such natural relation subsisting, nor any need of any:

but are as the angels which are in heaven; See Gill on Matthew 22:30.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage—"neither can they die any more" (Lu 20:36). Marriage is ordained to perpetuate the human family; but as there will be no breaches by death in the future state, this ordinance will cease.

but are as the angels which are in heaven—In Luke (Lu 20:36) it is "equal unto the angels." But as the subject is death and resurrection, we are not warranted to extend the equality here taught beyond the one point—the immortality of their nature. A beautiful clause is added in Luke (Lu 20:36)—"and are the children of God"—not in respect of character, which is not here spoken of, but of nature—"being the children of the resurrection," as rising to an undecaying existence (Ro 8:21, 23), and so being the children of their Father's immortality (1Ti 6:16).

Mark 12:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sadducees Question the Resurrection
24Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand 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 regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, and the God of Jacob '?…
Cross References
Mark 12:24
Jesus replied, "Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?

Mark 12:26
Now about the dead rising--have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the account of the burning bush, how God said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?
Treasury of Scripture

For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

but.

Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, …

Luke 20:35,36 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and …

1 Corinthians 15:42-54 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; …

Hebrews 12:22,23 But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, …

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what …

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