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katapi HOME The Rich Young Man: Mt.19.16-30  (Mk.10.17-31  Lk.18.18-30    ) | NEB Index | notes
Matthew: 19
16 And now a man came up and asked him, 'Master, what good must I do to gain eternal life?' 17 'Good?' said Jesus. 'Why do you ask me about that? One alone is good. But if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.' 18 'Which commandments?' he asked, is Jesus answered, 'Do not murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not give false evidence; 19 honour your father and mother; and love your neighbour as yourself.' The young man answered, 20 'I have kept all these. Where do I still fall short?' 21 Jesus said to him, 'If you wish to go the whole way, go, sell your possessions, and give to the poor, and then you will have riches in heaven; and come, follow me.' 22 When the young man heard this, he went away with a heavy heart; for he was a man of great wealth.
23 Jesus said to his disciples, 'I tell you this: a rich man will find it hard to enter the kingdom of Heaven. 24 I repeat, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.' 25 The disciples were amazed to hear this. 'Then who can be saved?' they asked. 26 Jesus looked them in the face, and said, 'For men this is impossible; but everything is possible for God.'
27 At this Peter said, 'Here are we who left everything to become your followers. What will there be for us?' 28 Jesus replied, 'I tell you this: in the world that is to be, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne in heavenly splendour, you my followers will have thrones of your own, where you will sit as judges of the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And anyone who has left brothers or sisters, father, mother, or children, land or houses for the sake of my name will be repaid many times over, and gain eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
Mark: 10
17 As he was starting out on a journey, a stranger ran up, and, kneeling before him, asked, 'Good Master, is what must I do to win eternal life?' 18 Jesus said to him, 'Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: "Do not murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not give false evidence; do not defraud; honour your father and mother." ' 20 'But, Master,' he replied, 'I have kept all these since I was a boy.' 21 Jesus looked straight at him; his heart warmed to him, and he said, 'One thing you lack: go, sell everything you have, and give to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; and come, follow me.' 22 At these words his face fell and he went away with a heavy heart; for he was a man of great wealth.
23 Jesus looked round at his disciples and said to them, 'How hard it will be for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!' 24 They were amazed that he should say this, but Jesus insisted, 'Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.' 26 They were more astonished than ever, and said to one another, 'Then who can be saved ?' 27 Jesus looked them in the face and said, 'For men it is impossible, but not for God; to God everything is possible.'
28 At this Peter spoke. 'We here', he said, 'have left everything to become your followers.' 29 Jesus said, 'I tell you this: there is no one who has given up home, brothers or sisters, mother, father or children, or land, for my sake and for the Gospel, 30 who will not receive in this age a hundred times as much-houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and land - and persecutions besides; and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last and the last first.'
Luke: 18
18 A man of the ruling class put this question to him: 'Good Master, what must I do to win eternal life?' 19 Jesus said to him, 'Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: "Do not commit adultery; do not murder; do not steal; do not give false evidence; honour your father and mother." ' 21 The man answered, 'I have kept all these since I was a boy.' 22 On hearing this Jesus said, 'There is still one thing lacking: sell everything you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; and come, follow me.' 23 At these words his heart sank; for he was a very rich man. 24 When Jesus saw it he said, 'How hard it is for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.' 26 Those who heard asked, 'Then who can be saved?' 27 He answered, 'What is impossible for men is possible for God.'
28 Peter said, 'Here are we who gave up our belongings to become your followers.' 29 Jesus said, 'I tell you this: there is no one who has given up home, or wife, brothers, parents, or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not be repaid many times over in this age, and in the age to come have eternal life.'

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