Luke 18:19
New International Version
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.

New Living Translation
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "Only God is truly good.

English Standard Version
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

Berean Study Bible
“Why do you call Me good?” Jesus replied. “No one is good except God alone.

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good, except God alone.

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

King James Bible
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

Christian Standard Bible
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "No one is good except God alone.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus said, "Why do you call me good? Only God is good.

Good News Translation
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "No one is good except God alone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Why do you call Me good?" Jesus asked him. "No one is good but One--God.

International Standard Version
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "Nobody is good except for one—God.

NET Bible
Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

New Heart English Bible
Jesus asked him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good, except one--God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to him, “Why do you call me good? There is no one good except the one God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God.

New American Standard 1977
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus said unto him, Why dost thou call me good? No one is good except one, that is, God.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus said unto him, Why call me good? none is good, except one, that is, God.

American King James Version
And Jesus said to him, Why call you me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

American Standard Version
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, even God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good? None is good but God alone.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, God.

English Revised Version
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, even God.

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

Weymouth New Testament
"Why do you call me good?" replied Jesus; "there is no one good but One, namely God.

World English Bible
Jesus asked him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good, except one--God.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus said to him, 'Why me dost thou call good? no one is good, except One -- God;
Study Bible
The Rich Young Ruler
18Then a certain ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19“Why do you call Me good?” Jesus replied. “No one is good except God alone. 20You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honor your father and mother.’”…
Cross References
Luke 18:18
Then a certain ruler asked Him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 18:20
You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honor your father and mother.'"

Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus said to him, Why call you me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

Luke 1:35
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 11:13
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Job 14:4
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.







Lexicon
“Why
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

do you call
λέγεις (legeis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

Me
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

good?”
ἀγαθόν (agathon)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

replied.
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“No one [is]
οὐδεὶς (oudeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

good
ἀγαθὸς (agathos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

except
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

God
Θεός (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

alone.
εἷς (heis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.
(19) Why callest thou me good?--The agreement with St. Mark is again closer than with St. Matthew.

Verse 19. - And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. The title "good" was a singular one for the young ruler to have used. It was never used to the most famous rabbis by their pupils. It implied an intense reverence, but nothing more. The young man distinctly did not then believe the Master was Divine, else he had never made the great refusal recorded directly afterwards. "To be a good man is impossible... God alone could have this honour" (Plate, 'Phaed.,' 27). "You are looking at me," said the Master, "as a man: why give me this strange, lofty title? You are looking on me only as an earthly Teacher." The great Heart-reader was reading the young man's thoughts, thoughts which soon crystallized, as we shall see, into the refused to do what he, whom he chose to style "good," directed him to carry out. 18:18-30 Many have a great deal in them very commendable, yet perish for lack of some one thing; so this ruler could not bear Christ's terms, which would part between him and his estate. Many who are loth to leave Christ, yet do leave him. After a long struggle between their convictions and their corruptions, their corruptions carry the day. They are very sorry that they cannot serve both; but if one must be quitted, it shall be their God, not their wordly gain. Their boasted obedience will be found mere outside show; the love of the world in some form or other lies at the root. Men are apt to speak too much of what they have left and lost, of what they have done and suffered for Christ, as Peter did. But we should rather be ashamed that there has been any regret or difficulty in doing it.
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