Luke 10:26

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

Luke 10:26 in Other Translations

26 He said unto him,What is written in the law? how readest thou?
26 He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How do you read it?"
26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”
26 He answered, "What's written in God's Law? How do you interpret it?"
26 "What is written in the law?" He asked him. "How do you read it?"

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 wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
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?”
26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
27 He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
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