Mark 12:27

He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee is not the God of the dead, but the God of the liuing: yee therefore doe greatly erre.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living: ye do greatly err.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living: you are greatly in error.
- Basic English Bible

He is not the God of [the] dead, but of [the] living. *Ye* therefore greatly err.
- Darby Bible

He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
- Webster's Bible

He is not the God of dead, but of living men. You are in grave error."
- Weymouth Bible

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are therefore badly mistaken."
- World English Bible

He is not God of deed men, but of lyuynge men; therfor ye erren myche.
- Wycliffe Bible

he is not the God of dead men, but a God of living men; ye then go greatly astray.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 12:27


12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living - That is, (if the argument be proposed at length,) since the character of his being the God of any persons, plainly intimates a relation to them, not as dead, but as living; and since he cannot be said to be at present their God at all, if they are utterly dead; nor to be the God of human persons, such as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, consisting of souls and bodies, if their bodies were to abide in everlasting death; there must needs be a future state of blessedness, and a resurrection of the body to share with the soul in it.


Discussion for Mark 12

  • Ayesha
    This was such a beautiful chapter especially the parables that Jesus gave of the husbandman I felt like he was truly describing his sacrifice for us.
  • Servant of the Living God
    Oh, you elect. Who told you that you were not subject to the temptations, as was your Lord, Jesus the Christ. He was a sent one. He understood that to be human one must humble himself. He knew the Father and did not rise up against him as this froward generation has. They have perverted the word taking snipits and justifying their apostasy. They will not hear the truth for it is too hard
  • A disciple
    When God brought Israel out from the bondage of Egypt, He made a Covenant with them to be their God, and that they should be His people. Not only for themselves, but for the benefit of all the world, God separated Israel unto Himself, and gave them the Charge of His holy Oracles. Since they refused until there was no remedy, God now sends for His Elect from the Nations without them.
  • Wayne Dent
    All have fallen short but God's grace and mercy through His son's willful obedience has saved us. We are asked only to believe doubting nothing. There is too much focus on the darkness these days. Light dispels the darkness. We need His word more than ever. His word is light and will cut through the lie of this world.
  • Bruce
    David:A place under the press to catch The Juice from The Grapes,They still have them over yonder. You may even see them at Flea or Farmers markets,pressing apples. The juice is all natural and unpasteurized.
  • David Clark
    Mark 12:1 says winefat, should be winevat?

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