Luke 10:28

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

Luke 10:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 And he said unto him,Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
ESV
28 And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live."
NLT
28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”
MSG
28 "Good answer!" said Jesus. "Do it and you'll live."
CSB
28 "You've answered correctly," He told him. "Do this and you will live."

Luke 10:28 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 10:28

And he said unto him, thou hast answered right
It is so written, and read; and this, as if he should say, is the sum and substance of the law, and what that requires men should do; wherefore,

do this, and thou shalt live;
for the bare reading of it was not sufficient; though these men placed great confidence in reading this passage, or in reciting their phylacteries, of which this was a part, morning and night. Our Lord intimates by this, that, according to the tenor of the law, eternal life was not to be had without a complete and perfect performance of the duties of love to God, and to the neighbour, contained in these words; and this he suggests, in order to convict him of the impossibility of obtaining life by the works of the law, since such a performance cannot be made by man.

Luke 10:28 In-Context

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.”
29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Leviticus 18:5; S Romans 7:10