New International Version
"All these I have kept," the young man said. "What do I still lack?"
King James Bible
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Darby Bible Translation
The young man says to him, All these have I kept; 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?"
Young's Literal Translation
The young man saith to him, 'All these did I keep from my youth; what yet do I lack?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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'And, behold, one came and said unto Him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17. And He said unto 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. 18. He saith unto Him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19. Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. …
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honor your father and mother,' and 'love your neighbor as yourself.'"
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
"Teacher," he declared, "all these I have kept since I was a boy."
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