Mark 10:20

20 He said, "Teacher, I have - from my youth - kept them all!"

Mark 10:20 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 10:20

And he answered and, said unto him
With a great deal of pertness,

master, all these have I observed from my youth;
(See Gill on Matthew 19:20). In a certain copy, Beza says, it is added, as there, "what lack I yet?" and so in one of Stephens's copies.

Mark 10:20 In-Context

18 Jesus said, "Why are you calling me good? No one is good, only God.
19 You know the commandments: Don't murder, don't commit adultery, don't steal, don't lie, don't cheat, honor your father and mother."
20 He said, "Teacher, I have - from my youth - kept them all!"
21 Jesus looked him hard in the eye - and loved him! He said, "There's one thing left: Go sell whatever you own and give it to the poor. All your wealth will then be heavenly wealth. And come follow me."
22 The man's face clouded over. This was the last thing he expected to hear, and he walked off with a heavy heart. He was holding on tight to a lot of things, and not about to let go.
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