Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now someone came up to him and said, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to gain eternal life?"
Now as Jesus was starting out on his way, someone ran up to him, fell on his knees, and said, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
"Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do what I tell you?
They come to you in crowds, and they sit in front of you as my people. They hear your words, but do not obey them. For they talk lustfully, and their heart is set on their own advantage.
"A son naturally honors his father and a slave respects his master. If I am your father, where is my honor? If I am your master, where is my respect? The Lord who rules over all asks you this, you priests who make light of my name! But you reply, 'How have we made light of your name?'
You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and do so correctly, for that is what I am.
Now an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus, saying, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Now when they heard this, they were acutely distressed and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "What should we do, brothers?"
Then he brought them outside and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"