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Matthew 22:25

    Matthew 22:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now there were with us seven brothers: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife to his brother:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first married and deceased, and having no seed left his wife unto his brother;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now there were among us seven brothers; and the first was married and at his death, having no seed, gave his wife to his brother;

    Webster's Revision

    Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first married and deceased, and having no seed left his wife unto his brother;

    World English Bible

    Now there were with us seven brothers. The first married and died, and having no seed left his wife to his brother.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first married and deceased, and having no seed left his wife unto his brother;

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 22:25

    Seven brethren - It is very likely that the Sadducees increased the number, merely to make the question the more difficult.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 22:25

    There were with us seven brethren - It is probable that they stated a case as difficult as possible; and though no such case might have occurred, yet it was supposable, and in their view it presented a real difficulty.

    The difficulty arose from the fact, that they supposed that, substantially, the same state of things must take place in the other world as here; that if there is such a world, husbands and wives must be there reunited; and they professed not to be able to see how one woman could be the wife of seven men.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 22:25

    22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren - This story seems to have been a kind of common - place objection, which no doubt they brought upon all occasions.