New International Version
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
King James Bible
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And one of them, a lawyer, demanded, tempting him, and saying,
World English Bible
One of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him.
Young's Literal Translation
and one of them, a lawyer, did question, tempting him, and saying,
Matthew 22:35 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A lawyer - Νομικος, a teacher of the law. What is called lawyer, in the common translation, conveys a wrong idea to most readers: my old MS. renders the word in the same way I have done. These teachers of the law were the same as the scribes, or what Dr. Wotton calls letter-men, whom he supposes to be the same as the Karaites, a sect of the Jews who rejected all the traditions of the elders, and admitted nothing but the written word. See Wotton's Mishna, vol. i. p. 78. These are allowed to have kept more closely to the spiritual meaning of the law and prophets than the Pharisees did; and hence the question proposed by the lawyer, (Mark, Mark 12:28, calls him one of the scribes), or Karaite, was of a more spiritual or refined nature than any of the preceding.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySacrifice to Caesar or to God
Eversley, 1869. Chester Cathedral, 1872. Matthew xxii. 21. "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." Many a sermon has been preached, and many a pamphlet written, on this text, and (as too often has happened to Holy Scripture), it has been made to mean the most opposite doctrines, and twisted in every direction, to suit men's opinions and superstitions. Some have found in it a command to obey tyrants, invaders, any and every government, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
On the Same Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42
The Heavenly Banquet.
Profession and Practice.
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
But the Pharisees and the experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
One of the experts in the law answered him, "Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also."
Jesus replied, "And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.
"Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering."
Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?"
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