Matthew 19:20

“The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The young man saith vnto him, All these things haue I kept from my youth vp: what lacke I yet?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The young man *said to Him, "All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet?
- American Standard Version (1901)

The young man says to him, All these things have I done: what more is there?
- Basic English Bible

The young man says to him, All these have I kept; what lack I yet?
- Darby Bible

The young man saith to him, All these things have I kept from my youth: what lack I yet?
- Webster's Bible

All of these, said the young man, "I have carefully kept. What do I still lack?"
- Weymouth Bible

The young man said to him, "All these things I have observed from my youth. What do I still lack?"
- World English Bible

The yonge man seith to hym, Y haue kept alle these thingis fro my youthe, what yit failith to me?
- Wycliffe Bible

The young man saith to him, `All these did I keep from my youth; what yet do I lack?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:20


19:20 The young man saith, All these have I kept from my childhood - So he imagined; and perhaps he had, as to the letter; but not as to the spirit, which our Lord immediately shows.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:20


Mt 19:20 All these things have I kept from my youth up. There was, no doubt, great ignorance in this reply. What lack I yet? He was sensible of the fact that there was a lack. His soul had not found rest in outward duties.

Discussion for Matthew 19:20

  • I believe our lord was tellling us that even if we could live a perfect life in mans eyes. We will not make it to heaven unless we give him our all. Confess our sins, become born again by the washing of his blood upon our souls. I am sorry to say that I believe that there will be multitudes of people on that day that went to church, was moraly good people, and our father will say: Depart from me, I know ye not.

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