Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

And he said to him, Why are you questioning me about what is good? One there is who is good: but if you have a desire to go into life, keep the rules of the law.

New American Standard Bible

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."

King James Version

And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Holman Bible

“Why do you ask Me about what is good?” He said to him. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

International Standard Version

Jesus asked him, "Why ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you want to get into that life, you must keep the commandments."

A Conservative Version

And he said to him, Why do thou call me good? There is none good except one, God. But if thou want to enter into life, keep the commandments.

American Standard Version

And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.

Amplified

And He said to him, Why do you ask Me about the perfectly and essentially good? There is only One Who is good [perfectly and essentially] -- "God. If you would enter into the Life, you must continually keep the commandments.

An Understandable Version

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."

Anderson New Testament

Why do you call me good? There is none good but one, that is God. But if you desire to enter into life, keep the commandments.

Common New Testament

And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments."

Daniel Mace New Testament

and he said to him, why do you stile me good? there is but one that is good, that is God. but if you would enter into life, keep the commandments.

Darby Translation

And he said to him, What askest thou me concerning goodness? one is good. But if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.

Godbey New Testament

And He said to him, Why do you ask me concerning the good One? One is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.

Goodspeed New Testament

But he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter that life, keep the commandments."

John Wesley New Testament

And he said to him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he said unto him, Why dost thou call me good? There is none good but one, that is, God, but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Julia Smith Translation

And he said to him, Why sayest thou me good? None is good except one, God; but if thou wouldst come into life, keep the commands.

King James 2000

And he said unto him, Why do you call me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he said to him, "Why are you asking me about [what is] good? There is one [who is] good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments!"

Modern King James verseion

And He said to him, Why do you call Me good? There is none good but one, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He said unto him, "Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, and that is, God: But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."

Moffatt New Testament

He said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? One alone is good. But if you want to get into Life, keep the commands."

Montgomery New Testament

"Why do you ask me about what is good?" asked Jesus. "There is but One who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."

NET Bible

He said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."

New Heart English Bible

He said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? No one is good but one. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."

Noyes New Testament

And he said to him, Why dost thou ask me concerning what is good? There is but one who is good. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Sawyer New Testament

And he said to him, Why do you ask me of the good? one is the good. But if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.

The Emphasized Bible

And, he, said unto him - Why dost thou question me concerning that which is good? There is, One, that is good! But, if thou desirest, into life, to enter, be keeping the commandments.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then he said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, even God: but if thou art desirous of entering into life, keep the commandments.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Why ask me about goodness?" answered Jesus. "There is but One who is good. If you want to enter the Life, keep the commandments."

Webster

And he said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Weymouth New Testament

"Why do you ask me," He replied, "about what is good? There is only One who is truly good. But if you desire to enter into Life, keep the Commandments."

Williams New Testament

And He answered him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only One who is perfectly good. But if you want to get into that life, you must practice keeping the commandments."

World English Bible

He said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but one, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."

Worrell New Testament

And He said to him, "Why do you question Me concerning the good? One is the Good. But, if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."

Worsley New Testament

And He said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou desirest to enter into life, keep the commandments.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he said to him, 'Why me dost thou call good? no one is good except One -- God; but if thou dost will to enter into the life, keep the commands.'

Interlinear

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

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


Usage: 0

Why
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

there is none
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

but
εἰ 
Ei 
δέ 
De 
if, whether, that, not tr,
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 218
Usage: 2184

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

that is, God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

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

thou wilt
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

εἰσέρχομαι 
Eiserchomai 
enter, go, come in, go in, enter in, come, arise
Usage: 120

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

A Rich Young Man

16 And one came to him and said, Master, what good thing have I to do, so that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said to him, Why are you questioning me about what is good? One there is who is good: but if you have a desire to go into life, keep the rules of the law. 18 He says to him, Which? And Jesus said, Do not put anyone to death, Do not be untrue in married life, Do not take what is not yours, Do not give false witness,


Cross References

Leviticus 18:5

So keep my rules and my decisions, which, if a man does them, will be life to him: I am the Lord.

Romans 10:5

For Moses says that the man who does the righteousness which is of the law will get life by it.

1 John 4:16

And we have seen and had faith in the love which God has for us. God is love, and everyone who has love is in God, and God is in him.

1 Samuel 2:2

No other is holy as the Lord, for there is no other God but you: there is no Rock like our God.

Nehemiah 9:29

And gave witness against them so that you might make them come back again to your law: but their hearts were lifted up, and they gave no attention to your orders and went against your decisions (which, if a man keeps them, will be life to him), and turning their backs on you, made their necks stiff and did not give ear.

Psalm 52:1

Why do you take pride in wrongdoing, lifting yourself up against the upright man all the day?

Psalm 52:1-9

Why do you take pride in wrongdoing, lifting yourself up against the upright man all the day?

Ezekiel 20:11-12

And I gave them my rules and made clear to them my orders, which, if a man keeps them, will be life to him.

Ezekiel 20:21

But the children would not be controlled by me; they were not guided by my rules, and they did not keep and do my orders, which, if a man does them, will be life to him; and they had no respect for my Sabbaths: then I said I would let loose my passion on them to give full effect to my wrath against them in the waste land.

Luke 10:26-28

And he said to him, What does the law say, in your reading of it?

Galatians 3:11-13

Now that no man gets righteousness by the law in the eyes of God, is clear; because, The upright will be living by faith.

James 1:17

Every good and true thing is given to us from heaven, coming from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or any shade made by turning.

1 John 4:8-10

He who has no love has no knowledge of God, because God is love.

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