New Living Translation
The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
King James Bible
But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
Darby Bible Translation
But he, desirous of justifying himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
World English Bible
But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?"
Young's Literal Translation
And he, willing to declare himself righteous, said unto Jesus, 'And who is my neighbour?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:29 To justify himself - That is, to show he had done this. Lev 18:5.
LibraryThe Tables Turned: the Questioners Questioned
'But when the Pharisees had heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked Him a question, tempting Him, and saying, 36. Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38. This is the first and great commandment. 39. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Christ's Messengers: their Equipment and Work
Neighbours Far Off
Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.
Then he said to them, "You like to appear righteous in public, but God knows your hearts. What this world honors is detestable in the sight of God.
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