39 Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.

Other Translations of Luke 20:39

New International Version

39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!"

English Standard Version

39 Then some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you have spoken well."

The Message

39 Some of the religion scholars said, "Teacher, that's a great answer!"

New King James Version

39 Then some of the scribes answered and said, "Teacher, You have spoken well."

New Living Translation

39 "Well said, Teacher!" remarked some of the teachers of religious law who were standing there.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 20:39

Commentary on Luke 20:39-47

(Read Luke 20:39-47)

The scribes commended the reply Christ made to the Sadducees about the resurrection, but they were silenced by a question concerning the Messiah. Christ, as God, was David's Lord; but Christ, as man, was David's son. The scribes would receive the severest judgement for defrauding the poor widows, and for their abuse of religion, particularly of prayer, which they used as a pretence for carrying on worldly and wicked plans. Dissembled piety is double sin. Then let us beg of God to keep us from pride, ambition, covetousness, and every evil thing; and to teach us to seek that honour which comes from him alone.