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.
Darby Bible Translation
And some of the scribes answering said, Teacher, thou hast well spoken.
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;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See the notes at Mark 12:32.
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One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?"
"Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him."
For they did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything.
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