Matthew 22:29
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New International Version
Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "Your mistake is that you don't know the Scriptures, and you don't know the power of God.

English Standard Version
But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.

King James Bible
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus answered them, "You are deceived, because you don't know the Scriptures or the power of God.

International Standard Version
Jesus answered them, "You are mistaken because you don't know the Scriptures or God's power,

NET Bible
Jesus answered them, "You are deceived, because you don't know the scriptures or the power of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua answered and he said to them, “You do err, because you do not understand the scriptures, neither the mighty works of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered, "You're mistaken because you don't know the Scriptures or God's power.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus answered and said unto them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

American King James Version
Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

American Standard Version
But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, said to them: You err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, Ye err, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.

English Revised Version
But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus answered and said to them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Weymouth New Testament
The reply of Jesus was, "You are in error, through ignorance of the Scriptures and of the power of God.

World English Bible
But Jesus answered them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, 'Ye go astray, not knowing the Writings, nor the power of God;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:23-33 The doctrines of Christ displeased the infidel Sadducees, as well as the Pharisees and Herodians. He carried the great truths of the resurrection and a future state, further than they had yet been reveled. There is no arguing from the state of things in this world, as to what will take place hereafter. Let truth be set in a clear light, and it appears in full strength. Having thus silenced them, our Lord proceeded to show the truth of the doctrine of the resurrection from the books of Moses. God declared to Moses that he was the God of the patriarchs, who had died long before; this shows that they were then in a state of being, capable of enjoying his favour, and proves that the doctrine of the resurrection is clearly taught in the Old Testament as well as in the New. But this doctrine was kept for a more full revelation, after the resurrection of Christ, who was the first-fruits of them that slept. All errors arise from not knowing the Scriptures and the power of God. In this world death takes away one after another, and so ends all earthly hopes, joys, sorrows, and connexions. How wretched are those who look for nothing better beyond the grave!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - Ye do err. Jesus does not condescend to answer directly to the contemptuous question proposed. He goes to the root of the matter, and shows the great error in which it originated. These disputants are treated with patience and calm argument, because they are not hypocrites like the Pharisees, but have the courage of their opinions, and do not seek to appear other than they are. They erred, said Christ, for two reasons: first, not knowing the Scriptures. Whatever might be the lax opinions which they held respecting the prophets, there was no dispute about the supreme authority of the Pentateuch, and these Scriptures (as Christ proceeded to prove) plainly implied the doctrine of the resurrection. Secondly, they ignored the power of God, to whom nothing is impossible, and who, in the resurrection, would perform a work very different from what they supposed - changing the natural into the spiritual, and transforming the characteristics of the life that now is into a different and higher sphere, yet preserving identity.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Jesus answered and said unto them,.... The Sadducees: as idle and impertinent as the case they put may seem to be and really was, our Lord thought fit to return an answer to them, thereby to expose their ignorance, and put them to silence and confusion: ye do err; not only in that they denied the immortality of the soul and the resurrection, but that supposing that there would be a resurrection, things in that state would be just they were in this; as particularly for instance, that there would be the same natural relation of husband and wife, which their question supposes. Mark reads these words by way of interrogation,

do ye not therefore err, because? &c. And by Luke they are wholly omitted, as also what follows,

not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. These two things were the spring and source of their errors: they had not a true knowledge, and right understanding of the Scriptures; which if they had had, it must have appeared to them, from many places in the Old Testament, that the soul remains after death, and that the body will be raised from the dead: they owned the authority of the Scriptures, and allowed of all the writings of the Old Testament; for it seems to be a mistake of some learned men, who think that they only received the five books of Moses, and that therefore Christ takes his proof of his doctrine from thence; but though they had the greater esteem for the law, and would admit of nothing that was not clearly proved from that; yet they did not reject the other writings, as what might serve to confirm and illustrate what was taught in the law; but then, though they approved of the Scriptures and read them, yet they did not understand them, and so fell into those gross errors and sad mistakes; nor did they attend to the power of God, which, as it was able to make men out of the dust of the earth, was able to raise them again, when crumbled into dust; but this was looked upon by them, as a thing impossible, and so incredible; see Acts 26:8.



Matthew 22:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sadducees Question the Resurrection
28"In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her." 29But Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God. 30"For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:28
Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?"

Mark 12:24
Jesus replied, "Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?

John 20:9
(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)

1 Corinthians 15:34
Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God--I say this to your shame.
Treasury of Scripture

Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

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Job 19:25-27 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the …

Psalm 16:9-11 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also …

Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, …

Psalm 49:14,15 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; …

Psalm 73:25,26 Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none on earth that I …

Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away …

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. …

Isaiah 57:1,2 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful …

Daniel 12:2,3 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, …

Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them …

Luke 24:44-47 And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while …

John 20:9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning…

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Genesis 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will …

Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your …

Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Acts 26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should …

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to …

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