Luke 10:29

“But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he willing to iustifie himselfe, said vnto Iesus, And who is my neighbour?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he, desiring to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he, desiring to put himself in the right, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
- Basic English Bible

But he, desirous of justifying himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
- Darby Bible

But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
- Webster's Bible

But he, desiring to justify himself, said, "But what is meant by my `fellow man'?"
- Weymouth Bible

But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?"
- World English Bible

But he willynge to iustifie hym silf, seide to Jhesu, And who is my neiybore?
- Wycliffe Bible

And he, willing to declare himself righteous, said unto Jesus, `And who is my neighbour?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 10:29


10:29 To justify himself - That is, to show he had done this. #Lev 18:5|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 10:29


Lu 10:29 Willing to justify himself. Evidently conscious that he did not keep the law of love. Who is my neighbour? The Lord answers by a parable.

Discussion for Luke 10:29

  • This man was wanting to prove himself righteous. He wanted it to be publicly known that his views were correct and that he is justified in the way he treats others.

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