Luke 18:18
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A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

King James Bible
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Darby Bible Translation
And a certain ruler asked him saying, Good teacher, having done what, shall I inherit eternal life?

World English Bible
A certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

Young's Literal Translation
And a certain ruler questioned him, saying, 'Good teacher, what having done -- shall I inherit life age-during?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A certain ruler - See the case of this person largely explained on Matthew 19:16-22 (note), and Mark 10:21, Mark 10:22 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a certain.

Matthew 19:16 And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

*etc:

Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master...

*etc:

Good.

Luke 6:46 And why call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...

Malachi 1:6 A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear?...

John 13:13-15 You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am...

what.

Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brothers...

Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

Library
June 7 Morning
Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.--LUKE 18:1. Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

July 14. "Men Ought Always to Pray" (Luke xviii. 1).
"Men ought always to pray" (Luke xviii. 1). Let this be a day of prayer. Let us see that our highest ministry and power is to deal with God for men. Let us be obedient to all the Holy Spirit's voices of prayer in us. Let us count every pressure a call to prayer. Let us cherish the spirit of unceasing prayer and abiding communion. Let us learn the meaning of the ministry of prayer. Let us reach persons this day we cannot reach in person; let us expect results that we have never dared to claim before;
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Charity of God
(Quinquagesima Sunday.) LUKE xviii. 31, 32, 33. All things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge him and put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again. This is a solemn text, a solemn Gospel; but it is not its solemnity which I wish to speak of this morning, but this--What has it to do with the Epistle, and with
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Matthew 19:16
Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?"

Mark 10:17
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?"

Luke 10:25
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 18:19
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.

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