Luke 10:26

26 Jesus answered him, "What do the Scriptures say? How do you interpret them?"

Luke 10:26 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 10:26

What is written in the law?
&c.] Christ, with great propriety, sends him to the law, to see and observe what was written there, what are the terms and conditions of life, as fixed there; partly, because this man, by his office and character, was an interpreter of the law; and partly, because his question was, what shall I do?

how readest thou?
in the law, every day; referring to the "Keriat Shema", the reading of the Shema, i.e. those words in ( Deuteronomy 6:4 ) , &c, "Hear, O Israel" morning and evening F9 as appears by his answer


FOOTNOTES:

F9 Vid. Misn. Beracot, c. 1. sect. 1, 2.

Luke 10:26 In-Context

24 I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, but they could not, and to hear what you hear, but they did not."
25 A teacher of the Law came up and tried to trap Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to receive eternal life?"
26 Jesus answered him, "What do the Scriptures say? How do you interpret them?"
27 The man answered, " "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind'; and "Love your neighbor as you love yourself.' "
28 "You are right," Jesus replied; "do this and you will live."