Parallel Verses

Amplified

And a certain ruler asked Him, Good Teacher [You who are essentially and perfectly morally good], what shall I do to inherit eternal life [to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah's kingdom]?

New American Standard Bible

A ruler questioned Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

King James Version

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Holman Bible

A ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

International Standard Version

Then an official asked Jesus, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

A Conservative Version

And a certain ruler questioned him, saying, Good teacher, having done what, will I inherit eternal life?

American Standard Version

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

An Understandable Version

Then a certain ruler [Note: This man was young and rich. See Matt. 19:16-22] asked Jesus, "Good Teacher, what should I do in order to inherit never ending life?"

Anderson New Testament

And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Bible in Basic English

And a certain ruler put a question to him, saying, Good Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?

Common New Testament

Now a certain ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

Then a person of distinction ask'd him this question, good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?

Darby Translation

And a certain ruler asked him saying, Good teacher, having done what, shall I inherit eternal life?

Godbey New Testament

And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, Good Teacher, having done what, shall I inherit eternal life?

Goodspeed New Testament

A member of the council asked him, "Good master, what must I do to make sure of eternal life?"

John Wesley New Testament

And a certain ruler asked him saying, Good master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And a certain prince asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Julia Smith Translation

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, having done what, shall I inherit eternal life?

King James 2000

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, [by] doing what will I inherit eternal life?"

Modern King James verseion

And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Master: what ought I to do, to obtain eternal life?"

Moffatt New Testament

Then a ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what am I to do to inherit life eternal?"

Montgomery New Testament

A ruler put this question to him. "Good teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

NET Bible

Now a certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

New Heart English Bible

A certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

Noyes New Testament

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good teacher, what shall I do to inherit everlasting life?

Sawyer New Testament

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

The Emphasized Bible

And a certain, ruler, questioned him, saying - Good Teacher! by doing what, shall I inherit life age-abiding?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, by doing what shall I inherit eternal life?

Twentieth Century New Testament

And one of the Presidents asked Jesus this question--"Good Teacher, what must I do if I am to gain Immortal Life?"

Webster

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Weymouth New Testament

The question was put to Him by a Ruler: "Good Rabbi, what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?"

Williams New Testament

Then a certain member of the council asked Him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to get possession of eternal life?"

World English Bible

A certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

Worrell New Testament

And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Teacher, by doing what shall I inherit eternal life?"

Worsley New Testament

And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, Good master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Youngs Literal Translation

And a certain ruler questioned him, saying, 'Good teacher, what having done -- shall I inherit life age-during?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

ἄρχων 
Archon 
Usage: 32

ἐπερωτάω 
Eperotao 
Usage: 55

him

Usage: 0

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

διδάσκαλος 
Didaskalos 
Usage: 48

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

shall I do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

to inherit
κληρονομέω 
Kleronomeo 
Usage: 14

αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

A Rich Young Man

17 Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child [does] shall not in any way enter it [at all]. 18 And a certain ruler asked Him, Good Teacher [You who are essentially and perfectly morally good], what shall I do to inherit eternal life [to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah's kingdom]? 19 Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me [ essentially and perfectly morally] good? No one is [ essentially and perfectly morally] good -- "except God only.


Cross References

Ezekiel 33:31

And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as My people, and they hear the words you say, but they will not do them; for with their mouths they show much love, but their hearts go after and are set on their [idolatrous greed for] gain.

Malachi 1:6

A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a Father, where is My honor? And if I am a Master, where is the [reverent] fear due Me? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise My name. You say, How and in what way have we despised Your name?

Matthew 19:16-30

And behold, there came a man up to Him, saying, Teacher, what excellent and perfectly and essentially good deed must I do to possess eternal life?

Mark 10:17-31

And as He was setting out on His journey, a man ran up and knelt before Him and asked Him, Teacher, [You are essentially and perfectly morally] good, what must I do to inherit eternal life [that is, to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah's kingdom]?

Luke 6:46

Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not [practice] what I tell you?

Luke 10:25-28

And then a certain lawyer arose to try (test, tempt) Him, saying, Teacher, what am I to do to inherit everlasting life [that is, to partake of eternal salvation in the Messiah's kingdom]?

John 13:13-15

You call Me the Teacher (Master) and the Lord, and you are right in doing so, for that is what I am.

Acts 2:37

Now when they heard this they were stung (cut) to the heart, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles (special messengers), Brethren, what shall we do?

Acts 16:30

And he brought them out [of the dungeon] and said, Men, what is it necessary for me to do that I may be saved?

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