“The young man
Said to Jesus.
‘I have kept all these commandments.
What do I still lack?’”
λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ νεανίσκος Ταῦτα πάντα ἐφύλαξα· τί ἔτι ὑστερῶ;
This comment by the young man can be found in Mark, chapter 10:20, and Luke, chapter 18:21, but slightly different. This person is identified here as a young man, who responded to Jesus (λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ νεανίσκος). He said that he had kept or observed all these commandments (Ταῦτα πάντα ἐφύλαξα). Mark and Luke added “from his youth”, but here he was a young man. What was he still lacking (τί ἔτι ὑστερῶ)? This seems like a very forthright righteous person who was trying to do the best that he could.