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Matthew 22:29

    Matthew 22:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But Jesus said to them in answer, You are in error, not having knowledge of the Writings, or of the power of God.

    Webster's Revision

    But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

    World English Bible

    But Jesus answered them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 22:29

    Ye do err - Or, Ye are deceived - by your impure passions: not knowing the scriptures, which assert the resurrection: - nor the miraculous power of God (την δυναμιν του Θεου) by which it is to be effected. In Avoda Sara, fol. 18, Sanhedrin, fol. 90, it is said: "These are they which shall have no part in the world to come: Those who say, the Lord did not come from heaven; and those who say, the resurrection cannot be proved out of the law."

    Their deception appeared in their supposing, that if there were a resurrection, men and women were to marry and be given in marriage as in this life; which our Lord shows is not the case: for men and women there shall be like the angels of God, immortal, and free from all human passions, and from those propensities which were to continue with them only during this present state of existence. There shall be no death; and consequently no need of marriage to maintain the population of the spiritual world.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 22:29

    Ye do err, not knowing ... - They had taken a wrong view of the doctrine of the resurrection.

    It was not taught that people would marry there. The "Scriptures," here, mean the books of the Old Testament. By appealing to them, Jesus showed that the doctrine of the future state was there, and that the Sadducees should have believed it as it was, and not have added the absurd doctrine to it that people must live there as they do here. The way in which the enemies of the truth often attempt to make a doctrine of the Bible ridiculous is by adding to it, and then calling it absurd. The reason why the Saviour produced a passage from the books of Moses Matthew 22:32 was that they had also appealed to his writings, Matthew 22:24. Other places of the Old Testament, in fact, asserted the doctrine more clearly Daniel 12:2; Isaiah 26:19, but he wished to meet them on their own ground. None of those scriptures asserted that people would live there as they do here, and therefore their reasoning was false.

    Nor the power of God - They probably denied, as many have done since, that God could gather the scattered dust of the dead and remould it into a body. On this ground they affirmed that the doctrine could not be true - opposing reason to revelation, and supposing that infinite power could not reorganize a body that it had at first organized, and raise a body from its own dust which it had at first raised from nothing.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 22:29

    22:29 Ye err, not knowing the Scriptures - Which plainly assert a resurrection. Nor the power of God - Which is well able to effect it. How many errors flow from the same source?