Luke 10:26

26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

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


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

Luke 10:26 In-Context

24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said unto him,What is written in the law? how readest thou?
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said unto him,Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.