Mark 12:24
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English Standard Version
Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?

King James Bible
And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

American Standard Version
Jesus said unto them, Is it not for this cause that ye err, that ye know not the scriptures, nor the power of God?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, saith to them: Do ye not therefore err, because you know not the scriptures, nor the power of God?

English Revised Version
Jesus said unto them, Is it not for this cause that ye err, that ye know not the scriptures, nor the power of God?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answering, said to them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

Weymouth New Testament
"Is not this the cause of your error," replied Jesus--"your ignorance alike of the Scriptures and of the power of God?

Mark 12:24 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Therefore (διὰ τοῦτο)

A rendering which obscures the meaning. The words point forward to the next two clauses. The reason of your error is your ignorance of the scriptures and of the power of God. Hence Rev., correctly, Is it not for this cause that ye err?

Err (πλανᾶσθε)

Lit., wander out of the way. Compare Latin errare. Of the wandering sheep, Matthew 18:12; 1 Peter 2:25. Of the martyrs wandering in the deserts, Hebrews 11:38. Often rendered in the New Testament deceive. See Mark 13:5, Mark 13:6. Compare ἀστέρες πλανῆται, wandering stars (Jde 1:13), from which our word planet.

Mark 12:24 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Do. As the five books of Moses were the only scriptures which the Sadducees admitted as Divine, our Lord confutes them by an appeal to these books, and proves that they were ignorant of those very writings which they professed to hold sacred. He not only rectified their opinions, but so explained the doctrine as to overthrow the erroneous decision of the Pharisees, that if two brothers married one woman, she should be restored at the resurrection to the first.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Jeremiah 8:7-9 Yes, the stork in the heaven knows her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming...

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Hosea 8:12 I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

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

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind...

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

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...

because.

Job 19:25-27 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day on the earth...

Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces...

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust...

Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the LORD was on me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD...

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Hosea 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be your plagues; O grave...

neither.

Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking on them said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Genesis 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return to you, according to the time of life...

Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm...

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

Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

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

Cross References
Matthew 22:29
But Jesus answered them, "You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Mark 12:23
In the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife."

Mark 12:25
For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

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