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

  • Wayne
    2 Corinthians 3:3, the Holy Spirit writes not on tablets of stone but on the fleshy tablets of our hearts. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death.
  • Stargazer
    Jesus' ministry was short upon the earth but leaves for us an eternal legacy, adapting the old and including the new. Keep the commandments which Moses hath chiseled upon the rock and which are to be found in the Ark of the covenant. But also sell what thou has that interferes with loving God more than yourself. The cares of this world are mere
    moments, while God's love is eternal. We choose.
  • Insight777
    V21_ Jesus is encouraging people to be industrious, sell your products/services, to enable themselves to have enough money to help the poor after the needs of their family are met. Follow Jesus is to lead a Christian life that includes charity to those in need. Money in excess, being Rich, leads to vanity and false thinking of being "better than" someone that has less money.
  • Wayne
    Christians are to honor their parents as Christ honored his father, who is in heaven.
  • Geraldine cole
    This is the way as a child of Jesus Christ shall live loving and honoring Jesus honoring ours parents because when we honor our parent we honor the word that Jesus told us to do love our children love one another seek peace love the unlovable pray for the unsave make sure we have the Holy Spirit who will lead us to all truth pray always study the word every day help those that need help .
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    May God count us worthy of His Great Kingdom.

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