The Meaning of Luke 20:35 Explained

Luke 20:35

KJV: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

YLT: but those accounted worthy to obtain that age, and the rising again that is out of the dead, neither marry, nor are they given in marriage;

Darby: but they who are counted worthy to have part in that world, and the resurrection from among the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;

ASV: but they that are accounted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

What does Luke 20:35 Mean?

Context Summary

Luke 20:27-40 - The God Of The Living
Here our Lord answers the materialism of His time. He speaks with the note of absolute certainty concerning the unseen, Hebrews 11:27. Its inhabitants do not die or marry, nor are they subject to the conditions of our earthly life. These are the children of the resurrection. What an inspiring title! May it be applied to us as in Colossians 3:1-4? Too many are "the sons of this age," Luke 20:34, r.v., margin! They adopt this transient earth as their foster parent! We cannot belong to both, though some, like Bunyan's waterman, row in one direction, while they look in another.
How wonderful to find a proof of immortality in that passage about the bush, Exodus 3:6! The fact that Jehovah said, "I am the God of Abraham," proved that the patriarch was in existence somewhere at that moment. Those whom we describe as dead are living people who have died. Death is but a passage, a step. There is no break in the chain of existence. Yonder and here all live unto God, Romans 14:8. [source]

Chapter Summary: Luke 20

1  Jesus confirms his authority by a question of John's baptism
9  The parable of the vineyard
19  Of giving tribute to Caesar
27  He instructs the Sadducees, who denied the resurrection
41  How Jesus is the Son of David
45  He warns his disciples to beware of the scribes

What do the individual words in Luke 20:35 mean?

those however having been considered worthy to the age that which [is] to obtain and the resurrection which [is] out from [the] dead neither marry nor are given in marriage
οἱ δὲ καταξιωθέντες τοῦ αἰῶνος ἐκείνου τυχεῖν καὶ τῆς ἀναστάσεως τῆς ἐκ νεκρῶν οὔτε γαμοῦσιν οὔτε γαμίζονται

οἱ  those 
Parse: Article, Nominative Masculine Plural
Root:  
Sense: this, that, these, etc.
δὲ  however 
Parse: Conjunction
Root: δέ  
Sense: but, moreover, and, etc.
καταξιωθέντες  having  been  considered  worthy 
Parse: Verb, Aorist Participle Passive, Nominative Masculine Plural
Root: καταξιόω  
Sense: to account worthy, judge worthy.
τοῦ  to  the 
Parse: Article, Genitive Masculine Singular
Root:  
Sense: this, that, these, etc.
αἰῶνος  age 
Parse: Noun, Genitive Masculine Singular
Root: αἰών  
Sense: for ever, an unbroken age, perpetuity of time, eternity.
ἐκείνου  that  which  [is] 
Parse: Demonstrative Pronoun, Genitive Masculine Singular
Root: ἐκεῖνος  
Sense: he, she it, etc.
τυχεῖν  to  obtain 
Parse: Verb, Aorist Infinitive Active
Root: τυγχάνω  
Sense: to hit the mark.
ἀναστάσεως  resurrection 
Parse: Noun, Genitive Feminine Singular
Root: ἀνάστασις  
Sense: a raising up, rising (e.
τῆς  which  [is] 
Parse: Article, Genitive Feminine Singular
Root:  
Sense: this, that, these, etc.
ἐκ  out  from 
Parse: Preposition
Root: ἐκ 
Sense: out of, from, by, away from.
νεκρῶν  [the]  dead 
Parse: Adjective, Genitive Masculine Plural
Root: νεκρός  
Sense: properly.
οὔτε  neither 
Parse: Conjunction
Root: οὔτε  
Sense: neither, and not.
γαμοῦσιν  marry 
Parse: Verb, Present Indicative Active, 3rd Person Plural
Root: γαμέω  
Sense: to lead in marriage, take to wife.
οὔτε  nor 
Parse: Conjunction
Root: οὔτε  
Sense: neither, and not.
γαμίζονται  are  given  in  marriage 
Parse: Verb, Present Indicative Middle or Passive, 3rd Person Plural
Root: γαμίζω 
Sense: give in marriage.