Matthew 22:31
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New International Version
But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you,

New Living Translation
"But now, as to whether there will be a resurrection of the dead--haven't you ever read about this in the Scriptures? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said,

English Standard Version
And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God:

New American Standard Bible
"But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God:

King James Bible
But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven't you read what was spoken to you by God:

International Standard Version
As for the resurrection from the dead, haven't you read what was spoken to you by God when he said,

NET Bible
Now as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, who said:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Haven't you read what God told you about the dead coming back to life? He said,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which is spoken unto you by God, who saith,

King James 2000 Bible
But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

American King James Version
But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,

American Standard Version
But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken by God, saying to you:

Darby Bible Translation
But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read what was spoken to you by God, saying,

English Revised Version
But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
But as concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,

Weymouth New Testament
But as to the Resurrection of the dead, have you never read what God says to you,

World English Bible
But concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven't you read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
'And concerning the rising again of the dead, did ye not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,
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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 31. - As touching (περὶ) the resurrection of the dead. Christ, in the second place, shows how these disputants were, ignorant of Scripture. They may have known the letter, they certainly knew nothing of the spirit of the Word of God, its depth and fulness. The key to the interpretation of the Scripture is faith. It is not enough to be acquainted with the literal signification; this is always inadequate, and denotes not the chief matter intended. To know the Scripture, in the sense of Christ, is to have a clear apprehension of its spiritual aspect, to feel and own the moral and mystical bearing of facts and statements, and to recognize that herein lies the real significance of the inspired record. The want of this discernment vitiated the Sadducees' treatment and reception of Holy Writ, and involved them in lamentable error. Christ proceeds to demonstrate how the very Pentateuch (reverenced unquestionably by their party), which they deemed to be entirely silent on the subject of the life of the soul, spoke plainly on this matter to all who had faith to understand and appreciate the words of Divine wisdom. That which was spoken unto you by God. To our minds Jesus might have adduced stronger arguments from other books of Scripture, e.g. Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; but the Sadducees had drawn their objection from the Pentateuch, therefore from that section of the Bible he refutes them. To the books of Moses was always made the ultimate appeal in confirmation of doctrine; in the supreme authority of these writings all sects agreed. The utterances of the prophets were explained away as allegorical, poetical, and rhetorical; the plain, historical statements of the Law could not at that time be thus treated. Christ endorses unreservedly the Divine inspiration of the Pentateuch; he intimates that it was the voice of God to all time, and providentially directed to disperse such errors as those now produced.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But as touching the resurrection of the dead,.... In proof of that doctrine, and which will greatly serve to confirm and establish it, and that it may appear that the dead are, or will be raised, and to put it out of all doubt,

have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, as Mark adds, "in the book of Moses"; which was written by him, the book of Exodus 3:6 and though the words were spoke to Moses, yet were designed for the use, instruction, and comfort of the Israelites; not only at that time, but in succeeding ages, they being the posterity of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; whose God the Lord there declares himself to be. Moreover, whereas these words were spoken by God to Moses, there is some little difficulty occasioned, by Luke's representing them to be the words of Moses; for he says, "Moses showed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord, the God of Abraham", &c. which may be removed by observing, that the sense is, that when Moses showed to the children of Israel, what he heard and saw at the bush on Mount Sinai, he called the Lord by these names, in which he spoke of himself to him; he recited to them what the Lord said to him; and indeed he was bid to say to them these words; See Exodus 3:14.

saying, as follows,



Matthew 22:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
Sadducees Question the Resurrection
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: 32'I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB '? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."…
Cross References
Matthew 22:30
At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

Matthew 22:32
I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
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