Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

King James Version

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Holman Bible

"Why do you call Me good?" Jesus asked him. "No one is good but One-God.

International Standard Version

"Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him. "Nobody is good except for one God.

A Conservative Version

And Jesus said to him, Why do thou call me good? None is good except one, God.

American Standard Version

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one, even God.

Amplified

And Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me [ essentially and perfectly morally] good? There is no one [ essentially and perfectly morally] good -- "except God alone.

An Understandable Version

Jesus answered him, "Why are you calling me good? Nobody is good except One, that is, God.

Anderson New Testament

Jesus said to him: Why do you call me good? None is good but one, that is God.

Bible in Basic English

And Jesus said to him, Why do you say I am good? no one is good but one, and that is God.

Common New Testament

And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Jesus said to him, why do you call me good? there is but one, who is good, that is God.

Darby Translation

But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? no one is good but one, that is God.

Godbey New Testament

And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, God.

Goodspeed New Testament

But Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God himself.

John Wesley New Testament

But Jesus saith to him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Jesus said unto him, Why dost thou call me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jesus said to him, Why sayest thou me good? none good, except the one God.

King James 2000

And Jesus said unto him, Why call me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one [is] good except God alone.

Modern King James verseion

And Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good except one, God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Jesus said to him, "Why callest thou me good? There is no man good but one, which is God.

Moffatt New Testament

Jesus said to him, "Why call me 'good'? No one is good, no one but God.

Montgomery New Testament

Jesus said to him. "Why do you call me 'good'? No one is good save one, God himself.

NET Bible

Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

New Heart English Bible

Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except one?God.

Noyes New Testament

And Jesus said to him, Why dost thou call me good? None is good but one, that is, God.

Sawyer New Testament

And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? none is good but one, God.

The Emphasized Bible

And, Jesus, said unto him - Why callest thou me, good? None, is good, save one - God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then said Jesus unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, even God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Why do you call me good?" answered Jesus. "No one is good but God.

Webster

And Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good, but one, that is God.

Weymouth New Testament

"Why do you call me good?" asked Jesus in reply; "there is no one truly good except One--that is, God.

Williams New Testament

And Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me perfectly good? No one is perfectly good but God Himself.

World English Bible

Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except one -- God.

Worrell New Testament

And Jesus said to Him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good, but One??od.

Worsley New Testament

And Jesus said unto him, Why dost thou call me good? there is none good, but one, that is God.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jesus said to him, 'Why me dost thou call good? no one is good except One -- God;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

ἔπω 
Epo 
Usage: 824


Usage: 0

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

callest thou
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

me
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70
Usage: 70

οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

but
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

References

Context Readings

A Rich Young Man

17 As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 18 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 "You know the commandments, 'DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, Do not defraud, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.'"


Cross References

1 Samuel 2:2

"There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.

Psalm 36:7-8

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

Psalm 86:5

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.

Psalm 119:68

You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.

Matthew 19:17

And He said to him, "Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."

Luke 18:19

And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

John 5:41-44

"I do not receive glory from men;

Romans 3:12

ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE."

James 1:17

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

1 John 4:8

The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 John 4:16

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

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