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Mark 10:17–18

The Rich Young Man

17 uAnd as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and vknelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to winherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

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Mark 10:17–18 — The New International Version (NIV)

17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18 Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. No one is goodexcept God alone.

Mark 10:17–18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Mark 10:17–18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 As Jesus was starting out on his way to Jerusalem, a man came running up to him, knelt down, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18 Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. Only God is truly good.

Mark 10:17–18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”

18 So Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.

Mark 10:17–18 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 As Jesus started to leave, a man ran to him and fell on his knees before Jesus. The man asked, “Good teacher, what must I do to have life forever?”

18 Jesus answered, “Why do you call me good? Only God is good.

Mark 10:17–18 — American Standard Version (ASV)

17 And as he was going forth into the way, there ran one to him, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one, even God.

Mark 10:17–18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 And as he went forth into the way, a person ran up to him, and kneeling to him asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18 But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? no one is good but one, that is God.

Mark 10:17–18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 As Jesus was coming out to the road, a man came running to him and knelt in front of him. He asked Jesus, “Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” 

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

Mark 10:17–18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18 Why do you call Me good?” Jesus asked him. No one is good but OneGod.

Mark 10:17–18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.

Mark 10:17–18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 And as he was setting out on his way, one individual ran up and knelt down before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do so that I will inherit eternal life?” 18 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.

Mark 10:17–18 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him. He fell on his knees before Jesus. “Good teacher,” he said, “what must I do to receive eternal life?”

18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good except God.

Mark 10:17–18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.


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