Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Then a rich, young man [See verse 22] came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good deed should I do in order to have never ending life?"

New American Standard Bible

And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”

King James Version

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Holman Bible

Just then someone came up and asked Him, “Teacher, what good must I do to have eternal life?”

International Standard Version

Just then a man came up to Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what good deed should I do to have eternal life?"

A Conservative Version

And behold one man having come to him, said, Good teacher, what good thing should I do so that I may have eternal life?

American Standard Version

And behold, one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Amplified

And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what [essentially] good thing shall I do to obtain eternal life [that is, eternal salvation in the Messiah’s kingdom]?”

Anderson New Testament

And behold, one came and said to him: Good teacher, what good thing must I do that I may have eternal life? He said to him:

Bible in Basic English

And one came to him and said, Master, what good thing have I to do, so that I may have eternal life?

Common New Testament

Now behold, one came up and said to him, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to have eternal life?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

Immediately one came near him, saying, good master, what good shall I do, to obtain eternal life?

Darby Translation

And lo, one coming up said to him, Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have life eternal?

Godbey New Testament

Behold, one coming to Him said, Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do, in order that I may have eternal life?

Goodspeed New Testament

A man came up to him and said, "Master, what good deed must I do to obtain eternal life?"

John Wesley New Testament

And behold one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Julia Smith Translation

And, behold, one having come said to him, Good teacher, what good shall I do, that I might have eternal life?

King James 2000

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And behold, someone came up to him [and] said, "Teacher, what good [thing] must I do so that I will have eternal life?"

Modern King James verseion

And behold, one came and said to Him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And behold, one came, and said unto him, Good master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"

Moffatt New Testament

Up came a man and said to him, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to gain life eternal?"

Montgomery New Testament

But look! a certain man came up to him and asked, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

NET Bible

Now someone came up to him and said, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to gain eternal life?"

New Heart English Bible

And just then someone came to him and said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"

Noyes New Testament

And lo! one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have everlasting life?

Sawyer New Testament

And behold one came and said to him, Teacher, what good [work] shall I do that I may have eternal life?

The Emphasized Bible

And lo! one coming near unto him, said, Teacher! what good thing shall I do, that I may have life age-abiding?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And lo! a person coming to him, said, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, in order to attain eternal life?

Twentieth Century New Testament

And a man came up to Jesus, and said: "Teacher, what good thing must I do to obtain Immortal life?"

Webster

And behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?

Weymouth New Testament

"Teacher," said one man, coming up to Him, "what that is good shall I do in order to win the Life of the Ages?"

Williams New Testament

And a man came up to Him and asked, "What is there good that I can do to possess eternal life?"

World English Bible

Behold, one came to him and said, "Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"

Worrell New Testament

And, behold, one, having come near, said to Him, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"

Worsley New Testament

And behold, there came one to Him, and said, Good master, what good shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Youngs Literal Translation

And lo, one having come near, said to him, 'Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have 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

ἰδού 
Idou 
behold, lo, see
Usage: 140

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

προσέρχομαι 
Proserchomai 
come, come to, come unto, go to, go unto, draw near,
Usage: 79

and said
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824


Usage: 0

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

διδάσκαλος 
Didaskalos 
Usage: 48

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

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

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

I may have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

References

Fausets

Context Readings

A Rich Young Man

15 So, He placed His hands on them [i.e., to bestow a blessing] and [then] left that place. 16 Then a rich, young man [See verse 22] came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good deed should I do in order to have never ending life?" 17 Jesus answered him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is [only] One who is good [i.e., God]. But if you want to enter [never ending] life, [then] obey His commandments."


Cross References

Matthew 25:46

And these [i.e., the ones at His left side] will go away to never ending punishment, but those who did what was right will go to never ending life."

John 3:15

so that whoever believes in Him would have never ending life." [Note: Some translations extend Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus through verse 21].

1 John 1:2

Truly, this "Life" was made known to us and we have [actually] seen it [i.e., Him], and so we testify and proclaim to you [that He is] "the Eternal Life," who was with the Father and was made known to us [apostles].

1 John 1:2

Truly, this "Life" was made known to us and we have [actually] seen it [i.e., Him], and so we testify and proclaim to you [that He is] "the Eternal Life," who was with the Father and was made known to us [apostles].

Matthew 19:17-18

Jesus answered him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is [only] One who is good [i.e., God]. But if you want to enter [never ending] life, [then] obey His commandments."

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, "This would be impossible with men, but everything is possible with God."

Matthew 19:29

And every person who has left his house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children or property, for my name's sake [i.e., to become a servant of the Lord], will receive [back] a hundred times as much [in this life] and will [also] inherit never ending life.

Mark 10:17-30

As Jesus was leaving to go on His way, a man ran to Him and kneeled down in front of Him and asked, "Good Teacher, what should I do in order to possess never ending life?"

Luke 10:25-28

Just then a certain teacher of the law of Moses stood up and [attempted to] test Jesus, saying, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit [never ending] life?"

Luke 18:18-30

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?"

John 4:14

but whoever drinks the water I give him will never get thirsty [again]. For the water I will give him will become in him [i.e., in his spirit] a spring of water, bubbling up and producing never ending life." [See John 7:38].

John 5:39

You search through the Scriptures [i.e., the Old Testament], because you think that you will [learn how to] have never ending life by [reading] them. And these Scriptures are what testify concerning me.

John 6:27-29

Do not work for the [kind of] food that spoils, but for the kind that lasts until never ending life. The Son of man will give you this [kind of food], for God the Father has placed His seal [of approval] on Him."

John 6:47

Truly, truly, I tell you, the person who believes [in me] has never ending life. [See note on 5:24].

John 6:68

Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, who [else] could we go to? You have the message about never ending life.

John 10:28

I give them never ending life and they will never be destroyed, and no one will [be able to] steal them out of my hand.

John 12:25

The person who loves his [earthly] life will [eventually] lose it [forever], but the person who hates his life in this world will retain never ending life.

John 17:2-3

Just as you gave Him authority over all mankind, He will give never ending life to all those people [Note: The Greek word here is neuter gender, "all those things"] you have given Him.

Acts 16:30

After bringing them out [of the jail area] he said, "Sirs, what do I have to do to be saved?"

Romans 2:7

To the ones who continue doing what is good and who look for glory, honor and immortal life [God will give] never ending life.

Romans 5:21

This was so that just as sin ruled [over mankind], causing [physical] death, even so God's unearned favor would rule [over mankind], providing [them with] righteousness, and leading to never ending life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:22-23

But now, since you have been freed from [the practice of] sin and have become slaves to God, the benefits you receive are a holy life [here] and never ending life in the future.

1 Timothy 1:16

However, even though I was the worst, I obtained mercy so that the patience of Jesus Christ could be shown toward the worst [of sinners] as an example for those people who would later believe in Him in order to [receive] never ending life.

1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good battle of the faith; take hold of never ending life, to which you were called [i.e., by the Gospel. See II Thess. 2:14], [when] you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. [Note: This "confession" probably refers to a person's acknowledgment of Jesus as Lord and Christ prior to his immersion. See Acts 2:36; Rom. 10:9-10].

1 Timothy 6:19

[In that way] they will store up for themselves a treasure [of never ending rewards] for providing a solid foundation for the future, so that they can take hold of the true life [i.e., in heaven].

Titus 1:2

[and provides] hope for never ending life. God, who cannot lie, promised this [life] before the beginning of time,

Titus 3:7

[This was] so that, being made right with God by His unearned favor, we could have the hope of [possessing our] inheritance of never ending life [in heaven].

1 John 2:25

And this is the promise which Christ [or, "God"] has given to us: [It is] never ending life. [Note: This passage may mean that God promised us "the Eternal Life," that is, Christ, See John 3:16].

1 John 5:11-13

And this is the testimony [of God]: He gave to us [the hope of] never ending life, and this life is [available through fellowship] in His Son.

1 John 5:20

And [in addition], we know that the Son of God has come [in a physical body, See 4:2] and has given us understanding, so that we can know the True One [i.e., God], and that we are in [fellowship with] the True One, even His Son Jesus Christ. This Son is the true God and eternal life.

Jude 1:21

Keep yourselves in God's love [i.e., continue to love God], as you look forward to [receiving] the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, [who will grant you] never ending life.

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