Mark 12:24
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New International Version
Jesus replied, "Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or 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?

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, Do not ye therefore err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God?

World English Bible
Jesus answered them, "Isn't this because you are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God?

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, 'Do ye not because of this go astray, not knowing the Writings, nor the power of God?

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When they shall rise - This clause is wanting in BCDL, four others, Syriac, later Arabic, later Persic, Coptic, Saxon, and two of the Itala. Griesbach leaves it doubtful.

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...

Library
God's Last Arrow
'Having yet therefore one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them.'--Mark xii. 6. Reference to Isaiah v. There are differences in detail here which need not trouble us. Isaiah's parable is a review of the theocratic history of Israel, and clearly the messengers are the prophets; here Christ speaks of Himself and His own mission to Israel, and goes on to tell of His death as already accomplished. I. The Son who follows and surpasses the servants. (a) Our Lord here places Himself in
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Marvels of Holy Scripture, --Moral and Physical. --Jael's Deed Defended. --Miracles vindicated.
Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the Scriptures, neither the power of God. ON a certain occasion, the Son of Man was asked what was thought a hard question by those who, in His day, professed "the negative Theology [588] ." There was a moral and there was physical marvel to be solved. Both difficulties were met by a single sentence. The Sadducean judgment had gone astray from the Truth, (planasthe our Saviour said,) from a twofold cause: (1) The men did not understand those very Scriptures
John William Burgon—Inspiration and Interpretation

A Serious Persuasive to Such a Method of Spending Our Days as is Represented in the Former Chapter.
1, 2. Christians fix their views too low, and indulge too indolent a disposition, which makes it more necessary to urge such a life as that under consideration.--3. It is therefore enforced, from its being apparently reasonable, considering ourselves as the creatures of God, and as redeemed by the blond of Christ.--4. From its evident tendency to conduce to our comfort in life.--5. From the influence it will have to promote our usefulness to others.--6. From its efficacy to make afflictions lighter.--7.
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

The Cross as a Social Principle
Social Redemption is Wrought by Vicarious Suffering DAILY READINGS First Day: The Prophetic Succession And he began to speak unto them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a pit for the winepress, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard. And they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
Walter Rauschenbusch—The Social Principles of Jesus

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

Mark 12:23
At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"

Mark 12:25
When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

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