And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
And a certain ruler asked him,.... A young man,
Matthew 19:20 a ruler among the Jews, a civil magistrate, and a very rich man; he ran after Jesus, and overtook him in the way, as he was going towards Jericho, Mark 10:17
saying, Good Master; "Rabbi"; or doctor,
what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
See Gill on "Matthew 19:16".