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

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

Discussion for Mark 10

  • BSP
    Verses 21 and 22: The rich young man placed a greater importance on material things than being a follower of Christ. He missed out on spiritual blessings because he had too great of an attachment to material things.
  • Christine
    It is easy to get distracted by everyday events. We are reminded of going back to the source of our strength which is our Lord Jesus. In a glimpse of an eye, God can change anything.
  • G. MENSAH
    It is that Simple.. With God All Things Are Possible, All Things Achievable and With God All Things Are Receivable!
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 10:18 AND JESUS SAID UNTO HIM WHY CALLEST THOU ME GOOD THERE IS NONE GOOD BUT ONE THAT IS GOD
  • Steve morrow
    mark 10:38 but JESUS said unto them you know not what you ask can you drink of the cup that I drink of and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with 10:39 and they said unto HIM we can and JESUS said unto them you shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall you be baptized
  • Jesse Bryant
    BSP says above, "the different positions in heaven were not his to give." It was not the positions in heaven that were at stake. This is why Jesus told them, "Ye know not what ye ask..." It was the positions on the crosses on either side of the crucified Jesus that was "given to them for whom it is prepared." James and John were unwittingly asking to be crucified with Jesus "in His glory".

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