New American Standard Bible
One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him,
King James Bible
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And one of them, a lawyer, demanded, tempting him, and saying,
World English Bible
One of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him.
Young's Literal Translation
and one of them, a lawyer, did question, tempting him, and saying,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A lawyer - This does nor mean one that "practiced" law, as among us, but one learned or skilled in the law of Moses.
Mark calls him "one of the scribes." This means the same thing. The scribes were men of learning - particularly men skilled in the law of Moses. This lawyer had heard Jesus reasoning with the Sadducees, and perceived that he had put them to silence. He was evidently supposed by the Pharisees to be better qualified to hold a debate with him than the Sadducees were, and they had therefore put him forward for that purpose. This man was probably of a candid turn of mind; perhaps willing to know the truth, and not entering very fully into their malicious intentions, but acting as their agent, Mark 12:34.
Tempting him - Trying him. Proposing a question to test his knowledge of the law.
LibraryTwo Ways of Despising God's Feast
'And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3. And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 6. But they made light of it, and went their …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42, Where the Lord Asks the Jews Whose Son they Said David Was.
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But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God's purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.
And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
One of the lawyers said to Him in reply, "Teacher, when You say this, You insult us too."
But He said, "Woe to you lawyers as well! For you weigh men down with burdens hard to bear, while you yourselves will not even touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
"Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering."
And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?"
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