Matthew 19:16
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?"

New Living Translation
Someone came to Jesus with this question: "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?"

English Standard Version
And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?”

Berean Study Bible
Just then, a man came up to Jesus and inquired, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to obtain eternal life?"

Berean Literal Bible
And behold, one having come to Him said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I might have eternal life?"

New American Standard Bible
And someone came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?"

King James Bible
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Just then someone came up and asked Him, "Teacher, what good must I do to have eternal life?"

International Standard Version
Just then a man came up to Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what good deed should I do to have eternal life?"

NET Bible
Now someone came up to him and said, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to gain eternal life?"

New Heart English Bible
And just then someone came to him and said, "Teacher, what good thing must I do, that I may have eternal life?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And one came near and said to him, “Good teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then a man came to Jesus and said, "Teacher, what good deed should I do to gain eternal life?"

New American Standard 1977
And behold, one came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?

King James 2000 Bible
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

American King James Version
And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

American Standard Version
And behold, one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold one came and said to him: Good master, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting?

Darby Bible Translation
And lo, one coming up said to him, Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have life eternal?

English Revised Version
And behold, one came to him and said, Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Webster's Bible Translation
And behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?

Weymouth New Testament
"Teacher," said one man, coming up to Him, "what that is good shall I do in order to win the Life of the Ages?"

World English Bible
Behold, one came to him and said, "Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?"

Young's Literal Translation
And lo, one having come near, said to him, 'Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have life age-during?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
19:16-22 Christ knew that covetousness was the sin which most easily beset this young man; though he had got honestly what he possessed, yet he could not cheerfully part with it, and by this his want of sincerity was shown. Christ's promises make his precepts easy, and his yoke pleasant and very comfortable; yet this promise was as much a trial of the young man's faith, as the precept was of his charity and contempt of the world. It is required of us in following Christ, that we duly attend his ordinances, strictly follow his pattern, and cheerfully submit to his disposals; and this from love to him, and in dependence on him. To sell all, and give to the poor, will not serve, but we are to follow Christ. The gospel is the only remedy for lost sinners. Many abstain from gross vices who do not attend to their obligations to God. Thousands of instances of disobedience in thought, word, and deed, are marked against them in the book of God. Thus numbers forsake Christ, loving this present world: they feel convictions and desires, but they depart sorrowful, perhaps trembling. It behoves us to try ourselves in these matters, for the Lord will try us.
Study Bible
The Rich Young Man
15And after He had placed His hands on them, He went on from there. 16Just then, a man came up to Jesus and inquired, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to obtain eternal life?” 17“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.”…
Cross References
Matthew 19:15
And after He had placed His hands on them, He went on from there.

Matthew 25:46
And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

Mark 10:17
As Jesus started on His way, a man ran up and knelt before Him. "Good Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 10:25
One day an expert in the Law stood up to test Him. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 18:18
Then a certain ruler asked Him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Treasury of Scripture

And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

one.

Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, …

Luke 18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I …

what.

Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, …

John 6:27-29 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures …

Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

eternal.

Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous …

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, …

John 3:15 That whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst…

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: …

John 6:47,68 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that believes on me has everlasting life…

John 10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither …

John 12:25 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life …

John 17:2,3 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through …

Romans 6:22,23 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you …

1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus …

1 Timothy 6:12,19 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto …

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before …

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according …

1 John 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, …

1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

1 John 5:11-13,20 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and …

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our …

Jump to Previous
Age-During Ages Deed Eternal Good Jesus Life Master Obtain Order Someone Teacher Win
Jump to Next
Age-During Ages Deed Eternal Good Jesus Life Master Obtain Order Someone Teacher Win
Links
Matthew 19:16 NIV
Matthew 19:16 NLT
Matthew 19:16 ESV
Matthew 19:16 NASB
Matthew 19:16 KJV

Matthew 19:16 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 19:16 Chinese Bible
Matthew 19:16 French Bible
Matthew 19:16 German Bible

Alphabetical: a and asked came do eternal get good Him I Jesus life man may must Now obtain said shall someone Teacher that thing to up what

NT Gospels: Matthew 19:16 Behold one came to him and said (Matt. Mat Mt) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Matthew 19:15
Top of Page
Top of Page