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Mark: 12
18Next Sadducees came to him. (It is they who say that there is no resurrection.) Their question was this: 19'Master, Moses laid it down for us that if there are brothers, and one dies leaving a wife but no child, then the next should marry the widow and carry on his brother's family. 20Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife and died without issue. 21Then the second married her, and he too died without issue. So did the third. 22Eventually the seven of them died, all without issue. Finally the woman died. 23At the resurrection, when they come back to life, whose wife will she be, since all seven had married her?' 24Jesus said to them, 'You are mistaken, and surely this is the reason: you do not know either the scriptures or the power of God. 25When they rise from the dead, men and women do not marry; they are like angels in heaven. 26'But about the resurrection of the dead, have you never read in the Book of Moses, in the story of the burning bush, how God spoke to him and said, "I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob"? 27God is not God of the dead but of the living. You are greatly mistaken.'

Matthew: 22
23The same day Sadducees came to him, maintaining that there is no resurrection. Their question was this: 24'Master, Moses said, "If a man should die childless, his brother shall marry the widow and carry on his brother's family." 25Now we knew of seven brothers. The first married and died, and as he was without issue his wife was left to his brother. 26The same thing happened with the second, and the third, and so on with all seven. 27Last of all the woman died. 28At the resurrection, then, whose wife will she be, for they had all married her?' 29Jesus answered: 'You are mistaken, because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God. 30At the resurrection men and women do not marry, but are like angels in heaven.
31'But about the resurrection of the dead, have you never read what God himself said to you: 32"I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob"? He is not God of the dead but of the living.' 33The people heard what he said, and were astounded at his teaching.

Luke: 20
27Then some Sadducees came forward. They are the people who deny that there is a resurrection. Their question was this: 28'Master, Moses laid it down for us that if there are brothers, and one dies leaving a wife but no child, then the next should marry the widow and carry on his brother's family. 29Now, there were seven brothers: the first took a wife and died childless; 30then the second married her, 31then the third. In this way the seven of them died leaving no children. 32Afterwards the woman also died. 33At the resurrection whose wife is she to be, since all seven had married her?' 34Jesus said to them, 'The men and women of this world marry; 35but those who have been judged worthy of a place in the other world and of the resurrection from the dead, do not marry, 36for they are not subject to death any longer. They are like angels; they are sons of God, because they share in the resurrection. 37That the dead are raised to life again is shown by Moses himself in the story of the burning bush, when he calls the Lord, "the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob". 38God is not God of the dead but of the living; for him all are alive.' [Or: they are all.]
39At this some of the lawyers said, 'Well spoken, Master.' 40For there was no further question that they ventured to put to him.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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