MATTHEW 19:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?”

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Matthew 19:20 Translation & Meaning

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The The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) The
young man νεανίσκος· A youth (under forty) young man
saith λέγει Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saith
unto him, αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons unto him
All Πάντα All, any, every, the whole All
these things ταῦτα These things these things
have I kept ἐφυλαξάμην To watch, i.e., be on guard (literally of figuratively); by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid kept
from ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) from
my μου· Of me my
youth νεότητός Newness, i.e., youthfulness youth
up: ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) up
what τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) what
lack I ὑστερῶ To be later, i.e., (by implication) to be inferior; generally, to fall short (be deficient) lack
yet? ἔτι "yet," still (of time or degree) yet

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  • 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.

  • 20  The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

  • 21  Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

  • 22  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.




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