Matthew 22:30
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New International Version
At the resurrection people 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 in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

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

King James Bible
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like angels in heaven.

International Standard Version
because in the resurrection, people neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like the angels in heaven.

NET Bible
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For in the resurrection of the dead, they do not take wives, neither do men have wives, but they are like the Angels of God in Heaven.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

King James 2000 Bible
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

American King James Version
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

American Standard Version
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in the resurrection they shall neither marry nor be married; but shall be as the angels of God in heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as angels of God in heaven.

English Revised Version
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
For in the Resurrection, men neither marry nor are women given in marriage, but they are like angels in Heaven.

World English Bible
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like God's angels in heaven.

Young's Literal Translation
for in the rising again they do not marry, nor are they given in marriage, but are as messengers of God in heaven.
Parallel Commentaries
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 30. - For. The Lord proceeds first to show the power of God as displayed in the resurrection. The Sadducees would limit and control this power by conceiving that it could not change the qualities of the body or alter the conditions and relations of the human consciousness. In the resurrection (see on ver. 28). Marry; as men. Are given in marriage; as women. Marriage is an earthly relationship, and can have no place in a spiritual condition. All that is of the earth, all that is carnal and gross, all human passions, all that is connected with sin and corruption, shall pass away. The risen life is no mere reproduction of the present, but a regeneration, new life added to the old, with new powers, acting under new laws, ranged in a new community. On earth men are mortal, and marriage is necessary to perpetuate the race; no such necessity obtains in the other life, where men are immortal. As an old Father says, "Where the law of death is abolished, the cause of birth is abolished likewise." Are as the angels of God in heaven; i.e. as the angels who dwell in heaven. The words, τοῦ Θεοῦ, of God, are omitted by some manuscripts and editors. The Vulgate has, angeli Dei in coelo. Thus Christ, in opposition to the Saddueces' creed, admits the existence of angels. Glorified men are like the angels in these characteristics especially. They are immortal, no longer subject to human wants, passions, failings, or temptations; they serve God perfectly without weariness or distraction; they have no conflict between flesh and spirit, between the old nature and the new; their life is peaceful, harmonious, satisfying. Our Lord says nothing here concerning mutual recognition in the future state; nothing about the continuance of those tender relations which he sanctions and blesses on earth, and in the absence of which we cannot imagine perfect happiness existing. Analogy supplies some answer to such questions, but they are foreign to Christ's statement, and need not be here discussed.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For in the resurrection,.... At the time of the resurrection, and in that state; when the bodies and souls of men shall be reunited,

they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; neither the men marry wives, nor are the women given in marriage to men, which is done by their parents here, generally speaking, they having the right of disposing of children in marriage: but, as Luke says, "they which shall be accounted worthy"; not through their own works of righteousness, but through the grace of God and righteousness of Christ, "to obtain the world", the world to come, a future state of happiness, "and the resurrection of the dead", that which will be unto everlasting life and glory, "neither marry nor are given in marriage"; shall not enter into any such natural and carnal relation: and this agrees with the notion of the other Jews, who say (c); that "In "the world to come", there is neither eating nor drinking, , "nor fructification, nor increase" (of children), no receiving and giving, (no commerce), nor envy, nor hatred, nor contention.

But are as the angels of God in heaven; or, as in Luke, "are equal unto the angels"; and which he explains their immortality: "neither can they die any more"; no more than the angels can: for this must not be extended to everything; not in everything will the saints be like, or equal to the angels; they will not be incorporeal, as the angels are, but then, even their bodies will be spiritual, and in some respects, like spirits; they will not stand in any need of sustenance, by eating and drinking, any more than the angels; nor will there be any such things as marriage, and procreation of children among them, any more than among angels; for they "are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection": they will then appear to be the children of God by adopting grace, through their enjoying the adoption, even the redemption of their bodies; and possessing, in soul and body, the heavenly inheritance they are heirs of: indeed, the souls of the saints before the resurrection, during their separate state, are in some sense like the angels, to which may be applied those words of Maimonides (d),

"In the world to come, there is no body, but the souls of the righteous only, without a body, "as the ministering angels"; and seeing there is no body, there is no eating nor drinking in it, nor any of all the things which the bodies of the children of men stand in need of in this world; nor does anything befall which happens to bodies in this world, as sitting or standing, or sleep or "death", or grief, or laughter, or the like.

And according to the sense of the Jews, they will be like to the angels after the resurrection: so God is by them introduced speaking (e),

"At the appointed time known by me, to quicken the dead, I will return to thee that body which is holy and renewed, as at the first, to be , "as the holy angels".

This was an usual way of speaking with them, to compare saints in a state of immortality, to angels (f). Christ, by making mention of angels, strikes at another notion of the Sadducees, that there were no angels, Acts 23:8.

(c) T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 17. 1.((d) Hilch. Teshuba, c. 8. sect. 2.((e) Midrash Hanneelam in Zohar in Gen. fol. 66. 4. (f) Vid. Abot. R. Nathan, c. 1. fol. 1. 3. Caphtor, fol. 18. 2. Philo de Sacrific. Abel & Cain, p. 131.



Matthew 22:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sadducees Question the Resurrection
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. 31"But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God:…
Cross References
Matthew 22:31
But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you,

Matthew 24:38
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;

Luke 17:27
People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
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