New Living Translation
Well, suppose there were seven brothers. The oldest one married and then died without children.
King James Bible
Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
Darby Bible Translation
There were seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and dying did not leave seed;
World English Bible
There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying left no offspring.
Young's Literal Translation
'There were then seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed;
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It strikes me that this scribe was half-hearted in the work of tempting our Lord, even at the first. I should imagine him to have been a very superior man amongst his fellows, a man of greater light and discernment than the rest, and of greater ability in statement and discussion. Possibly for this cause his brother scribes selected him, and put him forward to ask the testing questions. Now, it will sometimes happen that a man is thrust forward by others to do what he would never have thought of …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880
The First and Great Commandment
Woes on the Pharisees
"Teacher, Moses gave us a law that if a man dies, leaving a wife without children, his brother should marry the widow and have a child who will carry on the brother's name.
So the second brother married the widow, but he also died without children. Then the third brother married her.
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