Mark 10:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Mark 10:18

And Iesus said vnto him, Why callest thou me good? There is no man good, but 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 I am good? no one is good but one, and that is God.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? no one is good but one, [that is] God.
- Darby Bible

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

Why do you call me good? asked Jesus in reply; "there is no one truly good except One--that is, God.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to 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, that Y am good? Ther is no man good, but God hym silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible Commentary for Mark 10:18

Wesley's Notes for Mark 10:18

10:17 #Mt 19:16|; Lu 18:18.

10:20 He answering, said to him, Master - He stands reproved now, and drops the epithet good.

Discussion for Mark 10:18

  • HANNA on Mark 10:18
    In the book of Isiah God said I am God and beside me the is no other. In hebrews c 1 vs 2 He said in the last days He will speak to the people through His Son by whom He made the Worlds. In John chp 3 vs 16 for God so loved the world that He gave HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON that who so ever believed in Him should have everlasting life. IF THERE IS NO SON THERE IS NO SACRIFICE. In Rev chp 4 vs 9 - 11 the four beast and the 24 elders praise GOD and say Thou art worthy ,O Lord to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things and for Thy pleasure they are and were created. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GIVE GOD CREDIT FOR HIS MIGHTY WORKS?
  • Qunley on Mark 10:18
    The verse is as clear as it is. Jesus was called "GOOD TEACHER " and logically could be explained as the PERFECT ONE and he corrected the man that no human is perfect but THE LORD THY GOD. Simple. Say the TRUTH and let it set you free.
  • Larry on Mark 10:18
    This verse has always puzzled me ...I think the young man was addressing what he saw as another human being in Jesus when he called him "good teacher " similar to Plato or Aristotle... Jesus knew his heart and answered him as a human fact if the young man knew he was talking to God, he certainly would have given up all he had to follow Jesus.
  • Don Farmer, Jr. on Mark 10:18
    The rich young ruler called Jesus good. Jesus responds: There is none good but God. The point is: Since there is none good but God, if Jesus is good, then He must be God. There is no denying that Jesus is good. He does not just do good things, He is good. He is inherently good because of His deity. Because of this, had the rich young ruler fully believed who He was and trusted Him, he would have been willing to do anything Jesus asked him to do.
  • Afam on Mark 10:18
    You guys are entirely missing the point. Jesus is God. Him and the father are one. He is the express image of the father. The perfect imprint. The very icon of the father. Jesus in addressing the man, told him no one is good but God. Why? Look at the previous verse 17. This very man called him good teacher only because he witnessed his acts and not because he was convinced he was son of God. Jesus was trying to tell the man that one is good not because of only his outward act but also that he possesses the nature of God. There is a difference between right living and righteousness. You can only live right if you have the righteousness of God. The righteousness of God is the expression of the nature and will of God. Christ gave full expression to that. After all, itís God that judges what is right and wrong. You have to know the will of God to know that. You can't just see a man and say he is good if you don't have the correct standard to judge by which is the will and nature of God. When you receive Christ, this is given to you as a gift. Only then can you rightly judge. Please study your bible very well. Spiritual things are foolishness to the natural man, 1 Corinth 2:14.
  • Laoshang on Mark 10:18
    god called abraham my friend and god called david my bossom son because of their goodness and to job and noah and many other he loved and called them good or obedient.then why jesus said there is no good me there was good man and there will be good man.
  • Grant niedzielski on Mark 10:18
    It shows that Jesus was not God. Compare John 20:28. Jesus did not rebuke Thomas because as the writter of this chapter explained in the following verses who Jesus was. The son of God. John20:31


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