Matthew 22:32

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Iacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the liuing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB'? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not `the God' of the dead, but of the living.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead but of the living.
- Basic English Bible

*I* am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not God of [the] dead, but of [the] living.
- Darby Bible

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
- Webster's Bible

`I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of dead, but of living men."
- Weymouth Bible

'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."
- World English Bible

Y am God of Abraham, and God of Ysaac, and God of Jacob? he is not God of deede men, but of lyuynge men.
- Wycliffe Bible

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not a God of dead men, but of living.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 22:32


22:32 I am the God of Abraham - The argument runs thus: God is not the God of the dead, but of the living: (for that expression, Thy God, implies both benefit from God to man, and duty from man to God) but he is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: therefore, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are not dead, but living. Therefore, the soul does not die with the body. So indeed the Sadducees supposed, and it was on this ground that they denied the resurrection. #Exod 3:6|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 22:32


Mt 22:32 I am the God of Abraham. See Ex 3:6. God does not say, "I was", but "I 'am' the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob". The present tense shows that he is still the God of the departed patriarchs, and that they are still in existence. God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Queen Victoria is not the queen of Bacon, Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, but only of her living subjects. The Savior teaches that the soul is resurrected when it leaves the body, and that there is no unconscious state between death and the final resurrection of the body.

Discussion for Matthew 22

  • C
    Vs24-34 The Sadducees try to make Jesus look foolish by citing an incongrous situation arising in the Resurrection. Jesus shows this situation would not happen in the Resurrection because "they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven". He then further verifies the Resurrection with more scripture. You'd think this would make the Pharisees happy but....
  • A disciple
    The "foolishness of preaching" WHAT? The cross of Christ! It is foolishness to the "wise" of the world, and weakness to the "mighty" and proud of the world; but to us who are saved; both Jews and Gentiles, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. And it cannot be by anything but the Word that the Spirit convicts men to repent and believe in Jesus: NOT by human wisdom, but by the Spirit!
  • Bruce
    disciple:For the Preaching of The Cross is to them that perish Foolishness but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.it pleased God by The Foolishness of Preaching to Save them that Believe. 1Corinthians1:18-21 People We need to Study His Word,for False teachers will speak evil of The Way of Truth. 2Peter 2:1-2.
  • A disciple
    Steve; All we have to do is walk in truth in Christ, and the light in us will antagonize those who hate the light. They will lie against us, and work against us from out of the Churches; because they know not the Father nor Jesus. They will call us proud and accuse us of every evil thing; while they themselves are still sinning and in gross doctrinal error, that NO ONE can snap them out of it.
  • A disciple
    Faith comes by hearing THE WORD OF GOD! This "tug on your heart" is such a watered down and misrepresenting of the truth! The Holy Spirit CONVICTS men of their sins, because we are unfit for God's presence until we are reconciled, washed and cleansed, and made new men in Christ; BY THE WORD OF GOD, not man's words; and certainly not by the easy kind of spurious OTHER Gospel, which is taught today!
  • Bruce
    disciple: I said a lost person doesn't need to know one Word of The Bible to be Saved. Are you saying they need to be a Bible Scholar? The lost come to Christ by The Foolishness of Preaching. The Holy Spirit will tug on Their Heart. Not Knowing One Word of The Bible They can ask Forgiveness. Is He Tugging on Your Heart?

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