Now there were seven brothers: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
ContextThe Sadducees Question the Resurrection
18Then come to him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, 19Master, Moses wrote to us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. 20Now there were seven brothers: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. 21And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise. 22And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. 23In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. 24And Jesus answering said to them, Do you not therefore err, because you know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? 25For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. 26And as touching the dead, that they rise: have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 27He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: you therefore do greatly err.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
There were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed;
Now there were seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no issue.
Darby Bible Translation
There were seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and dying did not leave seed;
King James Bible
Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
Young's Literal Translation
'There were then seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed;