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

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

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?'

Matthew 19:16 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

One came - Instead of εις one, several MSS., the Slavonic version, and Hilary, read νεανισκος τις, a certain young man.

Good, etc. - Much instruction may be had from seriously attending to the conduct, spirit, and question of this person.

1. He came running, (Mark 10:17), for he was deeply convinced of the importance of his business, and seriously determined to seek so as to find.

2. He kneeled, or caught him by the knees, thus evidencing his humility, and addressing himself only to mercy. See Matthew 17:14.

3. He came in the spirit of a disciple, or scholar, desiring to be taught a matter of the utmost importance to him - Good teacher.

4. He came in the spirit of obedience; he had worked hard to no purpose, and he is still willing to work, provided he can have a prospect of succeeding - What good thing shall Ido?

5. His question was the most interesting and important that any soul can ask of God - How shall I be saved?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

one.

Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master...

Luke 18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

what.

Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

John 6:27-29 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...

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 into life eternal.

Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

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: and they are they which testify of me.

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 shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 12:25 He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.

John 17:2,3 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him...

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:22,23 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life...

1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering...

1 Timothy 6:12,19 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called...

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

1 John 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show to you that eternal life, which was with the Father...

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 this life is in his Son...

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

Library
The Requirements of the King
'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.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xix. 28, "Come unto Me, all Ye that Labour and are Heavy Laden," Etc.
1. We heard in the Gospel that the Lord, rejoicing greatly in Spirit, said unto God the Father, "I confess to Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in Thy sight. All things are delivered unto Me of My Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him." [2306] I have
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

On the Journey to Jerusalem - Departure from Ephraim by Way of Samaria and Galilee - Healing of Ten Lepers - Prophetic Discourse of the Coming
The brief time of rest and quiet converse with His disciples in the retirement of Ephraim was past, and the Saviour of men prepared for His last journey to Jerusalem. All the three Synoptic Gospels mark this, although with varying details. [4875] From the mention of Galilee by St. Matthew, and by St. Luke of Samaria and Galilee - or more correctly, between (along the frontiers of) Samaria and Galilee,' we may conjecture that, on leaving Ephraim, Christ made a very brief detour along the northern
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Last Incidents in Peræa - the Young Ruler who Went Away Sorrowful - to Leave all for Christ - Prophecy of his Passion - The
As we near the goal, the wondrous story seems to grow in tenderness and pathos. It is as if all the loving condescension of the Master were to be crowded into these days; all the pressing need also, and the human weaknesses of His disciples. And with equal compassion does He look upon the difficulties of them who truly seek to come to Him, and on those which, springing from without, or even from self and sin, beset them who have already come. Let us try reverently to follow His steps, and learn of
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Matthew 19:15
When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

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

Mark 10:17
As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. "Good teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 10:25
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 18:18
A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

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