Luke 18:19

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus said vnto him, Why callest thou mee good? None is good saue 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 that I am good? No one is good, but only God.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, God.
- Darby Bible

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

Why do you call me good? replied Jesus; "there is no one good but One, namely God.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus asked 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 me good? No man is good, but God aloone.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

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Discussion for Luke 18:19

  • The same way Yeshua could forgive sin even though the Rabbis said only God could forgive sin. Yeshua is entrapping them in their own attempted trap.
  • Jesus affirms himself as God in John 10:14 I am the Good Shepherd. Psalms 23 and Ezekiel 24, God himself is the Shepherd, thus Jesus takes upon himself another title of God. One thing interesting about this verse is the fact that the rich ruler calls Jesus "Good teacher, " I don 't think this is one of God 's titles. One also has to understand that a rabbi at the time often ask questions to see if a follower was qualified to be a disciple. The rabbi would determine the followers knowledge by his answer.
  • Trinitarian Alert By his own admission, this clealy shows that Jesus is not God. There is One who is good, not two, or for that matter three. Notice there is no King James web explanation on this verse like all the others versus. I wonder why?

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