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Matthew 19:16-22 American Standard Version (ASV)

16 And behold, one came to him and said, [a]Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, [b]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. 18 He saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said, [c]Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honor thy father and thy mother; and, [d]Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions.


  1. Matthew 19:16 Some ancient authorities read Good Teacher. See Mk. 10:17; Lk. 18:18.
  2. Matthew 19:17 Some ancient authorities read Why callest thou me good? None is good save one, even God. See Mk. 10:18; Lk. 18:19.
  3. Matthew 19:18 Ex. 20:12–16; Dt. 5:16–20.
  4. Matthew 19:19 Lev. 19:18.

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