King James Version (KJV) in aqua Blue
Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations Version (AWPR) in Yellow
My Comments are in Green
23) In that (very) same day,
(there were) approaching and coming up alongside with Him,
Sadducees, who laying down definite words are saying
that there may not – perhaps not is to be a Resurrection.
And they intently asked upon and inquired (as if equals to) Him,
24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. (KJV)
24) Laying down definite words, saying,
‘Teacher. Moses said if perhaps someone die off,
perhaps not having – holding – possessing (and continuing
to possess) children,
[cf. Deuteronomy 25:5-7]
shall marry upon – shall intermarry
the wife of the brother of him,
and shall cause to rise up and stand
sperm – seed.
[offspring – a child / or, in this case regarding a necessity of
one single successful birth - children (if twins, triplets, etc.)]
25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: (KJV)
25) Then were near us, seven brothers.
And the first having married,
ended – came to an end or completion:
and perhaps not having – holding – possessing sperm,
dismissed – banished – let go and sent away
the wife of him
[that is, his dead brother’s widow]
to the [second eldest] brother of him
[going in succession from eldest to the youngest].
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. (KJV)
26) Likewise and-also the second,
and the third, until up to – until as long as
27 And last of all the woman died also. (KJV)
27) Then, last of all, the woman died off also.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. (KJV)
28) Accordingly (then), in the Resurrection,
of which of the seven shall she be wife (of)?
because all had – held – possessed her.’
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. (KJV)
29) Then answering, Jesus / Yeshua said to them,
‘You wander and go astray –
You err, being deceived and misled,
being acquainted with – perceiving – knowing
nor the dynamic power – ability – capability of GOD.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. (KJV)
30) Because in the Resurrection,
they certainly neither marry
[they certainly do NOT have conjugal relations]
nor – certainly not even
are (they) given out in marriage;
but (are) so as angels of GOD,
they are in Heaven.
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, (KJV)
31) Then round about – concerning
the Resurrection of the Dead,
have you certainly not read and come to know by reading
that spoken to you under GOD,
laying down definite words saying,
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. (KJV)
32) “I AM.
The GOD of Abraham, and the GOD of Isaac,
and the GOD of Jacob!”
GOD is certainly not GOD of the dead,
but of (the) eternally living.'
33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine. (KJV)
33) And having listened intently and heard,
the crowds were struck with astonishment – astounded
upon the teaching – the instruction of Him.
Disclaimer: The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation, translation mine, should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent, and to get the full context and understanding into the English from out of the ancient Greek in which this New Testament passage was first written. Thanks. -- Brianroy