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Matthew 19:20

    Matthew 19:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The young man said to him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet?

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet?

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 19:20

    All these have I kept - I have made these precepts the rule of my life. There is a difference worthy of notice between this and our Lord's word. He says, Matthew 19:17, τηρησον, keep, earnestly, diligently, as with watch and ward; probably referring not only to the letter but to the spirit. The young man modestly says, all these (εφυλαξα) have I observed; I have paid attention to, and endeavored to regulate my conduct by them. I have kept them in custody.

    From my youth - Several MSS., versions, and fathers, leave out these words. Grotius and Mill approve of the omission, and Griesbach leaves them in the text with a note of suspicion. Perhaps the young man meant no more than that he had in general observed them, and considered them of continual obligation.

    What lack I yet? - He felt a troubled conscience, and a mind unassured of the approbation of God; and he clearly perceived that something was wanting to make him truly happy.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 19:20

    All these things have I kept from my youth up - I have made them the rule of my life.

    I have endeavored to obey them. Is there anything that I lack - are there any new commandments to be kept? Do you, the Messiah, teach any command besides those which I have learned from the law and from the Jewish teachers, which it is necessary for me to obey in order to be saved?

    Wesley's Notes on 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.