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

  • A disciple
    In all the various kinds of people following Jesus, look at the oneness of the word toward each kind! To the Seventy, to the Lawyer, to Martha; all speak to us about being sent into difficult situations and conditions, for the sake of doing God's work: whether we are sent out; or if we have one in front of us who needs mercy; or we need to lay aside all our "other" worries, and sit down and hear!
  • Geraldine Cole
    Mary was concerned about what Jesus had to say and she wanted to learn everything she could while she could martha was like some of us selfish only thinking about what she needed at the time not saying she did not love Jesus or her sister when some people need help all they can see is themselves .mary was more concerned about hearing Jesus there is a lot of Martha spirits in this world selfish.
  • 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
  • Ron
    What other Holy Bible verses is comparable to Luke 10:1-17, 21-23; Luke 11:27, 28.
  • Kaye
    God have a plan with a purpose

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