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Luke 10:26

    Luke 10:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He said to him, What is written in the law? how read you?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

    World English Bible

    He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 10:26

    What is written ... - Jesus referred him to the "law" as a safe rule, and asked him what was said there. The lawyer was doubtless endeavoring to justify himself by obeying the law. He trusted to his own works. To bring him off from that ground - to make him feel that it was an unsafe foundation, Jesus showed him what the law "required," and thus showed him that he needed a better righteousness than his own. This is the proper use of the law. By comparing ourselves with "that" we see our own defects, and are thus prepared to welcome a better righteousness than our own - that of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus the law becomes a schoolmaster to lead us to him, Galatians 3:24.