Luke 20:39
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New International Version
Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!"

New Living Translation
"Well said, Teacher!" remarked some of the teachers of religious law who were standing there.

English Standard Version
Then some of the scribes answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.”

Berean Study Bible
Some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you have spoken well!"

Berean Literal Bible
And some of the scribes answering, said, "Teacher, you have spoken well."

New American Standard Bible
Some of the scribes answered and said, "Teacher, You have spoken well."

King James Bible
Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.

Christian Standard Bible
Some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you have spoken well."

Contemporary English Version
Some of the teachers of the Law of Moses said, "Teacher, you have given a good answer!"

Good News Translation
Some of the teachers of the Law spoke up, "A good answer, Teacher!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, You have spoken well."

International Standard Version
Then some of the scribes replied, "Teacher, you have given a fine answer."

NET Bible
Then some of the experts in the law answered, "Teacher, you have spoken well!"

New Heart English Bible
Some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you speak well."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And some of the Scribes answered, and they were saying to him, “Teacher, you have spoken beautifully.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some scribes responded, "Teacher, that was well said."

New American Standard 1977
And some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, You have spoken well.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.

King James 2000 Bible
Then certain of the scribes answering said, Teacher, you have well said.

American King James Version
Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, you have well said.

American Standard Version
And certain of the scribes answering said, Teacher, thou hast well said.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And some of the scribes answering, said to him: Master, thou hast said well.

Darby Bible Translation
And some of the scribes answering said, Teacher, thou hast well spoken.

English Revised Version
And certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then certain of the scribes answering, said, Master, thou hast well said.

Weymouth New Testament
Then some of the Scribes replied, "Rabbi, you have spoken well."

World English Bible
Some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you speak well."

Young's Literal Translation
And certain of the scribes answering said, 'Teacher, thou didst say well;'
Study Bible
The Sadducees and the Resurrection
38He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for to Him all are alive.” 39Some of the scribes answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well!” 40And they did not dare to question Him any further.…
Cross References
Mark 12:28
Now one of the scribes had come up and heard their debate. Noticing how well Jesus had answered them, he asked Him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?"

Luke 20:38
He is not God of the dead but of the living, for to Him all are alive."

Luke 20:40
And they did not dare to question Him any further.
Treasury of Scripture

Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, you have well said.

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Matthew 22:34-40 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to …

Mark 12:28-34 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, …

Acts 23:9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' …

(39) Master, thou hast well said.--The words came, it is obvious, from the better section of the Pharisees, who welcomed this new defence of the doctrine on which their faith rested.

Verses 39, 40. - Then certain of the scribes answering, said, Master, thou hast well said. And after that they durst not ask him any question at all. "This prompt and sublime answer filled with admiration the scribes, who had so often sought this decisive word in Hoses without finding it; they cannot restrain themselves from testifying their joyful surprise. Aware from this time forth that every snare laid for him will be the occasion for a glorious manifestation of his wisdom, they give up this method of attack" (Godet). Then certain of the Scribes, answering said,.... Who believed the doctrine of the resurrection, which the Sadducees denied, and so were pleased with our Lord's reasoning on this subject:

master, thou hast well said; thou hast spoken in a beautiful manner, reasoned finely upon this head, and set this matter in a fair and clear light; See Gill on Mark 12:28 39. scribes … well said—enjoying His victory over the Sadducees.

they durst not—neither party, both for the time utterly foiled.20:39-47 The scribes commended the reply Christ made to the Sadducees about the resurrection, but they were silenced by a question concerning the Messiah. Christ, as God, was David's Lord; but Christ, as man, was David's son. The scribes would receive the severest judgement for defrauding the poor widows, and for their abuse of religion, particularly of prayer, which they used as a pretence for carrying on worldly and wicked plans. Dissembled piety is double sin. Then let us beg of God to keep us from pride, ambition, covetousness, and every evil thing; and to teach us to seek that honour which comes from him alone.
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