“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?”
King James Version (KJV)
19:16 And behold one came - Many of the poor had followed him from the beginning. One rich man came at last. #Mark 10:17|; Luke 18:18.
Mt 19:16 Behold, one came and said. Compare Mr 10:17-27 Lu 18:18-30. We learn that (1) he was a young man (Mt 19:20); (2) he was a ruler, probably of a synagogue, although these were usually elderly (Lu 18:18); (3) he was rich, which probably accounts for his holding office, at an unusual age (Mt 19:22); (4) he came running to Jesus and kneeled to him (Mr 10:17). Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? Whether he had before heard Christ or not, he had learned that eternal life belonged to heirs, the heirs of God, his children, and had to be inherited.