New American Standard Bible
The scribe said to Him, "Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM;
King James Bible
And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
Darby Bible Translation
And the scribe said to him, Right, teacher; thou hast spoken according to the truth. For he is one, and there is none other besides him;
World English Bible
The scribe said to him, "Truly, teacher, you have said well that he is one, and there is none other but he,
Young's Literal Translation
And the scribe said to him, 'Well, Teacher, in truth thou hast spoken that there is one God, and there is none other but He;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This answer of the scribe is not found in Matthew.
Is more than all - Is of more importance and value.
Discreetly - Wisely, according to truth.
Not far from the kingdom of God - Thou who dost prefer the "internal" to the "external" worship of God - who hast so just a view of the requirements of the law - canst easily become a follower of me, and art almost fit to be numbered among my disciples. This shows that a proper understanding of the Old Testament, of its laws and requirements, would prepare the mind for Christianity, and suit a person at once to embrace it when presented. One system is grafted on the other, agreeably to Galatians 3:24.
And no man after that durst ask him any question - That is, no one of the scribes, the Pharisees, or the Sadducees durst ask him a question for the purpose of "tempting" him or entangling him. He had completely silenced them. It does not appear, however, but that his "disciples" dared to ask him questions for the purpose of information.
LibraryNot Far and not In
'Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.'--Mark xii. 34, 'A bruised reed He will not break, and the smoking flax He will not quench.' Here is Christ's recognition of the low beginnings of goodness and faith. This is a special case of a man who appears to have fully discerned the spirituality and inwardness of law, and to have felt that the one bond between God and man was love. He needed only to have followed out the former thought to have been smitten by the conviction of his own sinfulness, and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Unity of the Divine Being
Christ and the Sadduccees
The Discerning Scribe
"To you it was shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him.
AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."
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