Mark 12:13-27

Paying Taxes to Caesar

13 aAnd they sent to him some of bthe Pharisees and some of cthe Herodians, to dtrap him in his talk. 14And they came and said to him, “Teacher, ewe know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For fyou are not swayed by appearances
Greek  you do not look at people’s faces
but truly teach hthe way of God. Is it lawful to pay itaxes to jCaesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?”
15But, knowing ktheir hypocrisy, he said to them, Why lput me to the test? Bring me ma denarius
A  denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
and let me look at it.”
16And they brought one. And he said to them, Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.” 17Jesus said to them, oRender to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.

The Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection

18And pSadducees came to him, qwho say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying, 19Teacher, Moses wrote for us that rif a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no child, the man
Greek his brother
must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.
20There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no offspring. 21And the second took her, and died, leaving no offspring. And the third likewise. 22And the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman also died. 23In the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife.”

24Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because tyou know neither the Scriptures nor uthe power of God? 25For when they rise from the dead, they neither vmarry nor ware given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26And as for the dead being raised, xhave you not read in ythe book of Moses, in zthe passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, aaI am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.”

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