New American Standard Bible
But Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.
King James Bible
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, Ye 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.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, 'Ye go astray, not knowing the Writings, nor the power of God;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryTwo Ways of Despising God's Feast
'And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3. And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 6. But they made light of it, and went their …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42, Where the Lord Asks the Jews Whose Son they Said David Was.
Love Thy Neighbour
Of Gratitude for the Grace of God
"In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her."
Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures or the power of God?
For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:34
Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
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