Mark 12:20
New International Version
Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children.

New Living Translation
Well, suppose there were seven brothers. The oldest one married and then died without children.

English Standard Version
There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no offspring.

Berean Study Bible
Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died, leaving no children.

Berean Literal Bible
There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and dying, left no seed.

King James Bible
Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.

New King James Version
Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife; and dying, he left no offspring.

New American Standard Bible
There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children.

NASB 1995
"There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children.

NASB 1977
“There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died, leaving no offspring.

Amplified Bible
There were seven brothers; the first [one] took a wife, and died leaving no children.

Christian Standard Bible
There were seven brothers. The first married a woman, and dying, left no offspring.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying, left no offspring.

American Standard Version
There were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“There were seven brothers; the first took a wife and he died and left no son behind.”

Contemporary English Version
There were once seven brothers. The first one married, but died without having any children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there were seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no issue.

English Revised Version
There were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed;

Good News Translation
Once there were seven brothers; the oldest got married and died without having children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There were seven brothers. The first got married and died without having children.

International Standard Version
There were seven brothers. The first one married and died without having children.

Literal Standard Version
There were then seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed;

NET Bible
There were seven brothers. The first one married, and when he died he had no children.

New Heart English Bible
There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying left no offspring.

Weymouth New Testament
There were once seven brothers, the eldest of whom married a wife, but at his death left no family.

World English Bible
There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying left no offspring.

Young's Literal Translation
'There were then seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sadducees and the Resurrection
19“Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man is to marry his brother’s widow and raise up offspring for him. 20Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died, leaving no children. 21Then the second one married the widow, but he also died and left no children. And the third did likewise.…

Cross References
Mark 12:19
"Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man is to marry his brother's widow and raise up offspring for him.

Mark 12:21
Then the second one married the widow, but he also died and left no children. And the third did likewise.


Treasury of Scripture

Now there were seven brothers: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.

Matthew 22:25-28
Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: …

Luke 20:29-33
There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[Now] there were
ἦσαν (ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

seven
ἑπτὰ (hepta)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2033: Seven. A primary number; seven.

brothers.
ἀδελφοὶ (adelphoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

The
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

first [one]
πρῶτος (prōtos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.

married
ἔλαβεν (elaben)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

died,
ἀποθνῄσκων (apothnēskōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.

leaving
ἀφῆκεν (aphēken)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 863: From apo and hiemi; to send forth, in various applications.

no
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

children.
σπέρμα (sperma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4690: From speiro; something sown, i.e. Seed; by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant.


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