Luke 10:25

“And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, a certaine Lawyer stood vp, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I doe to inherite eternall life? He said vnto him,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and made trial of him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a certain teacher of the law got up and put him to the test, saying, Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?
- Basic English Bible

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up tempting him, and saying, Teacher, having done what, shall I inherit life eternal?
- Darby Bible

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
- Webster's Bible

Then an expounder of the Law stood up to test Him with a question. "Rabbi," he asked, "what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?"
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
- World English Bible

And lo! a wise man of the lawe ros vp, temptynge hym, and seiynge, Maister, what thing schal Y do to haue euerlastynge lijf?
- Wycliffe Bible

And lo, a certain lawyer stood up, trying him, and saying, `Teacher, what having done, life age-during shall I inherit?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 10:25


10:25 #Mt 22:35|; Mr 12:28.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 10:25


Lu 10:25-29 The parable of the Good Samaritan, as well as that of the Prodigal Son and Lazarus and Dives, are given only by Luke. A certain lawyer. One versed in the Jewish law, a theologian, a scribe, and possibly a rabbi. Tempted him. Put him to trial. What shall I do to inherit eternal life? He probably had noted that Jesus was calling sinners to repentance, but he fancied that he belonged to another class, and hence asks, "What shall I do"?

Discussion for Luke 10

  • Sandra
    Mary has that attitude of listening whereas Martha worried and Mary chose the good to do. I like the fact worrying does solve the problem which means the word of god has the answer when we totally trust him.
  • Charles
    Jesus. Jesus. and more Jesus
  • Hattie
    Luke guides us to our purpose in life that once we get to know Jesus it is our duty to help others to get to know him as well.
  • Ron
    What other Holy Bible verses is comparable to Luke 10:1-17, 21-23; Luke 11:27, 28.
  • Christopher Dube
    Luke was a truly disciple of Jesus Christ. He understood the ways of Jesus Christ and he saved well and led by example .
  • Kaye
    God have a plan with a purpose

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