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

  • Son of David
    You see that Jesus was every bit as human as you or me, even subject to emotions of doubt and distress. What a teacher! He demonstrates not as rhe hypocrites who say and who does not practice. What is love but the word of the Father which Jesus received and gave to whosoever he would. Their is no respect of persons with Jesus, the Christ. He came to earth miraculously and went his way sowing
  • Steve morrow
    Is it love to withhold the truth --- why is that being done mark 7:9 and HE said unto them full well you reject the commandment of GOD that you my keep your own tradition-----love your neighbor ---
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 10:22 ALL THINGS ARE DELIVERED TO ME OF MY FATHER AND NO MAN KNOWETH WHO THE SON IS BUT THE FATHER AND WHO THE FATHER IS BUT THE SON AND HE TO WHOM THE SON WILL REVEAL HIM*****LUKE 2:49 AND HE SAID UNTO THEM HOW IS IT THAT YOU SOUGHT ME WIST YOU NOT THAT I MUST BE ABOUT MY FATHERS BUSINESS*****
  • Lu2677
    Edna, What is your conclusion of; (The story of the Good Samaritan, and the Lord's answer to the lawyer he was talking to) Luke 10:25 through 37? I hope to get an answer from you.
  • Anna
    Irene: Yes, sorry, I translated it in my head from the Finnish bible.
  • Irene123
    Anna - I guess your Bible says - "locked"; the KJV just says shut. That's okay, they very well could have been locked - for fear of the unbelieving Jews.

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