One day an expert in the law stood up to test Him. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Cross ReferencesMatthew 19:16
Just then, a man came up to Jesus and inquired, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to obtain eternal life?"
And when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they themselves gathered together.
One of them, an expert in the law, tested Him with a question:
As Jesus started on His way, a man ran up and knelt before Him. "Good Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
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?"
For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."
"What is written in the Law?" Jesus replied. "How do you read it?"
Then a certain ruler asked Him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
They said this to test Him, in order to have a basis for accusing Him. But Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with His finger.
Chapter Outline1. Jesus sends out at once seventy disciples to work miracles, and to preach;
13. pronounces a woe against certain cities.
17. The seventy return with joy;
18. he shows them wherein to rejoice,
21. and thanks his Father for his grace;
23. magnifies the happy estate of his church;
25. teaches the lawyer how to attain eternal life,
30. and tells the parable of the good Samaritan;
38. reprimands Martha, and commends Mary her sister.
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