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

  • 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.
  • Anna
    Irene: John 20:26. Jesus appears to His disciples.
  • Irene123
    Anna - "..... behind locked doors". What locked doors; where were these doors at ..... ?
  • Anna
    The keys to the kingdom of heaven were given to God's children to loose and bind sins. When someone is on the wayside burdened with a load of sins, the conscience feeling hells burning flames, a child of God stops to heal with the words of the forgiveness of sins. That power has been given to the congregation which Jesus established behind locked doors.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The message of love of God and love for our neighbour keeps ringing in Jesus' teachings. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself." Salvation and love provide the master key to take us to heaven and everlasting life.
  • Julius Mutua
    Verse 19 gives me the confidence to soldier on. Glory to God. I have the POWER!

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