Luke 10:28
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New International Version
"You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."

New Living Translation
"Right!" Jesus told him. "Do this and you will live!"

English Standard Version
And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

New American Standard Bible
And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE."

King James Bible
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"You've answered correctly," He told him. "Do this and you will live."

International Standard Version
Jesus told him, "You have answered correctly. 'Do this, and you will live.'"

NET Bible
Jesus said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to him, “You have said correctly; do this and you shall live.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus told him, "You're right! Do this, and life will be yours."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right; do this, and thou shalt live.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live.

American King James Version
And he said to him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live.

American Standard Version
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to him: Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, Thou hast answered right: this do and thou shalt live.

English Revised Version
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

Weymouth New Testament
"A right answer," said Jesus; "do that, and you shall live."

World English Bible
He said to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live."

Young's Literal Translation
And he said to him, 'Rightly thou didst answer; this do, and thou shalt live.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:25-37 If we speak of eternal life, and the way to it, in a careless manner, we take the name of God in vain. No one will ever love God and his neighbour with any measure of pure, spiritual love, who is not made a partaker of converting grace. But the proud heart of man strives hard against these convictions. Christ gave an instance of a poor Jew in distress, relieved by a good Samaritan. This poor man fell among thieves, who left him about to die of his wounds. He was slighted by those who should have been his friends, and was cared for by a stranger, a Samaritan, of the nation which the Jews most despised and detested, and would have no dealings with. It is lamentable to observe how selfishness governs all ranks; how many excuses men will make to avoid trouble or expense in relieving others. But the true Christian has the law of love written in his heart. The Spirit of Christ dwells in him; Christ's image is renewed in his soul. The parable is a beautiful explanation of the law of loving our neighbour as ourselves, without regard to nation, party, or any other distinction. It also sets forth the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward sinful, miserable men. We were like this poor, distressed traveller. Satan, our enemy, has robbed us, and wounded us: such is the mischief sin has done us. The blessed Jesus had compassion on us. The believer considers that Jesus loved him, and gave his life for him, when an enemy and a rebel; and having shown him mercy, he bids him go and do likewise. It is the duty of us all , in our places, and according to our ability, to succour, help, and relieve all that are in distress and necessity.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - This do, and thou shalt live. The learned Jew was evidently confounded at the Galilaean Rabbi's first answer referring him to the sacred Mosaic Law. His perplexity is increased by the Lord's quiet repartee when he had rehearsed the two duties, to his God and his neighbour, "This do, and thou shalt live." It seems as though the clever, unfriendly critic of Jesus of Nazareth now forgot the hostile purpose with which he stood up to question, and, really conscience-stricken, willing to justify himself, in real good faith put the query which called out the famous parable.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said unto him, thou hast answered right,.... It is so written, and read; and this, as if he should say, is the sum and substance of the law, and what that requires men should do; wherefore,

do this, and thou shalt live; for the bare reading of it was not sufficient; though these men placed great confidence in reading this passage, or in reciting their phylacteries, of which this was a part, morning and night. Our Lord intimates by this, that, according to the tenor of the law, eternal life was not to be had without a complete and perfect performance of the duties of love to God, and to the neighbour, contained in these words; and this he suggests, in order to convict him of the impossibility of obtaining life by the works of the law, since such a performance cannot be made by man.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. he said, &c.—"Right; This do, and life is thine"—laying such emphasis on "this" as to indicate, without expressing it, where the real difficulty to a sinner lay, and thus nonplussing the questioner himself.

Luke 10:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
27And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." 28And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE." 29But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"…
Cross References
Leviticus 18:5
Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 6:24
The LORD commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today.

Proverbs 19:16
Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

Ezekiel 20:11
I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, by which the person who obeys them will live.

Matthew 19:17
"Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments."

Romans 7:10
I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live.

Thou hast.

Luke 7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. …

Mark 12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said to him, You …

this.

Leviticus 18:5 You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if …

Nehemiah 9:29 And testified against them, that you might bring them again to your …

Ezekiel 20:11,13,21 And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which …

Matthew 19:17 And he said to him, Why call you me good? there is none good but …

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes.

Galatians 3:12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them.

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