Mark 12:27
Parallel Verses
New International Version
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!"

New Living Translation
So he is the God of the living, not the dead. You have made a serious error."

English Standard Version
He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.”

Berean Study Bible
He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!"

Berean Literal Bible
He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You err greatly."

New American Standard Bible
"He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken."

King James Bible
He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is not God of the dead but of the living. You are badly deceived."

International Standard Version
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!"

NET Bible
He is not the God of the dead but of the living. You are badly mistaken!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You therefore are greatly mistaken.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He's not the God of the dead but of the living. You're badly mistaken!"

New American Standard 1977
“He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
He is not God of the dead, but God of the living; ye therefore do greatly err.

King James 2000 Bible
He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: you therefore do greatly err.

American King James Version
He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: you therefore do greatly err.

American Standard Version
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living: ye do greatly err.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You therefore do greatly err.

Darby Bible Translation
He is not the God of [the] dead, but of [the] living. Ye therefore greatly err.

English Revised Version
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living: ye do greatly err.

Webster's Bible Translation
He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

Weymouth New Testament
He is not the God of dead, but of living men. You are in grave error."

World English Bible
He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are therefore badly mistaken."

Young's Literal Translation
he is not the God of dead men, but a God of living men; ye then go greatly astray.'
Study Bible
The Sadducees and the Resurrection
26And regarding the dead rising, have you not read about the burning bush in the book of Moses, how God told him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27He is not God of the dead, but of the living.” You are badly mistaken! 28Now one of the scribes had come up and heard their debate. Noticing how well Jesus had answered them, he asked Him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?”…
Word Study

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

of [the] dead,
nekrōn (Adj-GMP)
(a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; dead.

But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

of [the] living.
zōntōn (V-PPA-GMP)
To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

To lead astray, deceive, cause to wander. From plane; to roam.

greatly.”
poly (Adj-ANS)
Much, many; often.

Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Mark 12:26
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