Mark 10:18

“And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus said vnto him, Why callest thou me good? There is no man good, but one, that is God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one, `even' God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to him, Why do you say I am good? no one is good but one, and that is God.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? no one is good but one, [that is] God.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good, but one, that is God.
- Webster's Bible

Why do you call me good? asked Jesus in reply; "there is no one truly good except One--that is, God.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except one--God.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hym, What seist thou, that Y am good? Ther is no man good, but God hym silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus said to him, `Why me dost thou call good? no one [is] good except One -- God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Mark 10

  • Don C.
    Jesus said that a spouse who breaks the marriage covenant has adulterated that covenant (made it unfit for its original purpose). The marriage covenant is no longer valid. The spouse who did not break the covenant becomes a free agent, and may divorce and remarry without sinning. The Bible Trivia question in the right column about divorce and remarriage is incorrect.
  • BSP
    In verse 40 Jesus said the different positions in heaven were not his to give. This right belonged to God to put into place different ones as He sees fit.
  • Norm
    (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) (by grace ye are saved;) (for he is faithful that promised;) (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;)
  • Norm
    I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. But thou sparest all: for they are thine, O Lord, thou lover of souls.
  • Eric
    All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
  • Eric
    The Gospel of God cometh only from God, our Father which art in heaven. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Father, the hour is come glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The mercy of man is toward his neighbour but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock. Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

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