New American Standard Bible
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.
King James Bible
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
Darby Bible Translation
For Sadducees say there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but Pharisees confess both of them.
World English Bible
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess all of these.
Young's Literal Translation
for Sadducees, indeed, say there is no rising again, nor messenger, nor spirit, but Pharisees confess both.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For the Sadducees say - They believe.
No resurrection - Of the dead. By this doctrine they also understood that there was no future state, and that the soul did not exist after death. See the notes on Matthew 22:23.
Neither angel - That there are no angels. They deny the existence of good or bad angels. See the notes on Matthew 3:7.
Nor spirit - Nor soul. That there is nothing but matter. They were materialists, and supposed that all the operations which we ascribe to mind could be traced to some modification of matter. The Sadducees, says Josephus (Jewish Wars, book ii. chapter 8, section 14), "take away the belief of the immortal duration of the soul, and the punishments and rewards in Hades." "The doctrine of the Sadducees is this," says he (Antiq., book 18, chapter 1, section 4), "that souls die with the bodies." The opinion that the soul is material, and that there is nothing but matter in the universe, has been held by many philosophers, ancient and modern, as well as by the Sadducees.
Confess both - Acknowledge, or receive both as true; that is, that there is a future state, and that there are spirits distinct from matter, as angels, and the disembodied souls of people. The two points in dispute were:
(1) Whether the dead would be raised and exist in a future state; and,
(2) Whether mind was distinct from matter. The Sadducees denied both, and the Pharisees believed both. Their belief of the Latter point was, that spirits existed in two forms - that of angels, and that of souls of people distinct from the body.
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On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him,
Some Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection) came to Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying,
Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection),
As he said this, there occurred a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.
1 Corinthians 15:12
Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
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