Matthew 19:17
Good News Translation
"Why do you ask me concerning what is good?" answered Jesus. "There is only One who is good. Keep the commandments if you want to enter life."

Contemporary English Version
Jesus said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? Only God is good. If you want to have eternal life, you must obey his commandments."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who said to him: Why askest thou me concerning good? One is good, God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

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Who said to him: Why askest thou me concerning good? One is good, God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

there.

1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the Lord is: for there is no other beside thee, and there is none strong like our God.

Psalm 52:1 Unto the end, understanding for David, [2] When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house of Achimelech. [3] Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity?

Psalm 145:7-9 They shall publish the memory of the abundance of thy sweetness: and shall rejoice in thy justice. . . .

James 1:17 Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration.

1 John 4:8-10,16 He that loveth not knoweth not God: for God is charity. . . .

but.

Leviticus 18:5 Keep my laws and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them, I am the Lord.

Ezekiel 20:11,12 And I gave them my statutes, and I shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them. . . .

Luke 10:26-28 But he said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou? . . .

Romans 10:5 For Moses wrote that the justice which is of the law: The man that shall do it shall live by it.

Galatians 3:11-13 But that in the law no man is justified with God, it is manifest: because the just man liveth by faith. . . .

Context
The Rich Young Man
16And behold one came and said to him: Good master, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting? 17Who said to him: Why askest thou me concerning good? One is good, God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18He said to him: Which? And Jesus said: Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness.…
Cross References
Leviticus 18:5
Keep my laws and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them, I am the Lord.

Nehemiah 9:29
And thou didst admonish them to return to thy law. But they dealt proudly, and hearkened not to thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, which if a man do, he shall live in them: and they withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.

Psalm 119:68
Thou art good; and in thy goodness teach me thy justifications.

Psalm 145:9
The Lord is sweet to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Ezekiel 20:21
But their children provoked me, they walked not in my commandments, nor observed my judgments to do them: which if a man do, he shall live in them: and they violated my sabbaths: and I threatened to pour out my indignation upon them, and to accomplish my wrath in them in the desert.

Luke 10:28
And he said to him: Thou hast answered right. This do: and thou shalt live.

Additional Translations
“Why do you ask Me about what is good?” Jesus replied, “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

And He said to him, "Why do you ask Me about what is good? Only One is good. But if you desire to enter into life, keep the commandments."

And he said to him, Why call you me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.

And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.

And he said to him, What askest thou me concerning goodness? one is good. But if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.

And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.

And he said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

"Why do you ask me," He replied, "about what is good? There is only One who is truly good. But if you desire to enter into Life, keep the Commandments."

He said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but one, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."

And he said to him, 'Why me dost thou call good? no one is good except One -- God; but if thou dost will to enter into the life, keep the commands.'
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