Luke 20:29
New International Version
Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless.

New Living Translation
Well, suppose there were seven brothers. The oldest one married and then died without children.

English Standard Version
Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children.

Berean Study Bible
Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a wife, but died childless.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore there were seven brothers. And the first, having taken a wife, died childless;

King James Bible
There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.

New King James Version
Now there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and died without children.

New American Standard Bible
So then, there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless;

NASB 1995
“Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless;

NASB 1977
“Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died childless;

Amplified Bible
Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless.

Christian Standard Bible
Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife and died without children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife and died without children.

American Standard Version
There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But there were seven brothers and the first took a wife and he died without sons.”

Contemporary English Version
There were once seven brothers. The first one married, but died without having any children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.

English Revised Version
There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless;

Good News Translation
Once there were seven brothers; the oldest got married and died without having children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There were seven brothers. The first got married and died without having children.

International Standard Version
Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died childless.

Literal Standard Version
There were, then, seven brothers, and the first having taken a wife, died childless,

NET Bible
Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died without children.

New Heart English Bible
There were therefore seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died childless.

Weymouth New Testament
Now there were seven brothers. The first of them took a wife and died childless.

World English Bible
There were therefore seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died childless.

Young's Literal Translation
'There were, then, seven brothers, and the first having taken a wife, died childless,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Sadducees and the Resurrection
28“Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man is to marry his brother’s widow and raise up offspring for him. 29Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a wife, but died childless. 30Then the second…

Cross References
Luke 20:28
"Teacher," they said, "Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man is to marry his brother's widow and raise up offspring for him.

Luke 20:30
Then the second


Treasury of Scripture

There were therefore seven brothers: and the first took a wife, and died without children.

and died.

Leviticus 20:20
And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

Jeremiah 22:30
Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.









Verses 29-33. - There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife. The question here put to the Master was a well-known materialistic objection to the resurrection, and had on several occasions Been asked by these shallow Epicureans - as the Talmud calls them - to the great rabbis of the schools of the Pharisees. Their usual answer was that the woman in question would be the wife of the first husband.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

there were
ἦσαν (ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

seven
ἑπτὰ (hepta)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2033: Seven. A primary number; seven.

brothers.
ἀδελφοὶ (adelphoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

The
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

first [one]
πρῶτος (prōtos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.

married
λαβὼν (labōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

a wife,
γυναῖκα (gynaika)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

[but] died
ἀπέθανεν (apethanen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.

childless.
ἄτεκνος (ateknos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 815: Childless. Childless.


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