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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Luke 20:27-38

This discourse with the Sadducees we had before, just as it is here, only that the description Christ gives of the future state is somewhat more full and large here. Observe here, I. In every age there have been men of corrupt minds, that have endeavoured to subvert the fundamental principles of revealed religion. As there are deists now, who call themselves free-thinkers, but are really false-thinkers; so there were Sadducees in our Saviour's time, who bantered the doctrine of the... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - Luke 20:27-40

20:27-40 Some of the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him, "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that, if a man's married brother dies without leaving any children, his brother must take his wife and raise up descendants for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife and died childless. The second and the third also took her; and in the same way the whole seven left no children and died. Later the wife died, too. Whose wife will she be at... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Luke 20:36

Neither can they die any more ,.... Therefore there will be no need of marrying to procreate children, to keep up a succession of men, any more than there is among the angels: for they are equal unto the angels ; in spirituality, purity and immortality; See Gill on Matthew 22:30 . and are the children of God : as they are now by adopting grace; but, as yet, it does not appear as it will then, what they are and will be: being the children of the resurrection ; as Christ was... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 20:36

Equal unto the angels - Who neither marry nor die. See the Jewish testimonies to the resurrection of the human body quoted at length on 1 Corinthians 15:42 ; (note). read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 20:20-40

Christ supreme in debate. We have seen in the last section how our Lord told a parable whose bearing was unmistakably against the Jewish rulers. They are determined, in consequence, to so entrap him in discussion as, if possible, to bring him within the grasp of the Roman governor. But in entering the doubtful field of debate with a base purpose such as this, it was, as the sequel shows, only to be vanquished. Jesus proves more than a match for the two batches of artful men who try to... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 20:27-38

Foundations of Christian hope. On what foundation do we build our hope for the future? Not now on any philosophical deductions; these, may have a certain measure of strength to some minds, but they are not firm enough to carry such a weight as the hope of immortality. We build on the Word that cannot be broken—on the promise of Jesus Christ. Our future depends upon the will of our Divine Creator, on the purpose of our God, and only he who came from God can tell us what that purpose is.... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 20:27-40

The scornful question of the Sadducees bearing on the doctrine of the resurrection, and the Lord ' s reply. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Luke 20:34-36

And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more. How different are the few rare pictures which our Master draws of the heaven-life to those painted by the great founders and teachers of other world-wide religions! In his world beyond the grave, while he tells us of a... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Luke 20:20-38

See this explained in the Matthew 22:15-33 notes, and Mark 12:13-27 notes. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Luke 20:27-40

Luke 20:27-40. Then came to him certain of the Sadducees These verses are explained at large, on Matthew 22:23-33, and Mark 12:18-26. The children of this world The inhabitants of earth; marry and are given in marriage As being all subject to the law of mortality, so that the species is in need of being continually repaired. But they which obtain that world The world which holy souls enter into at death; namely, paradise; and the resurrection from the dead It must be observed, our... read more

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