Bible: Luke 18:18-27

The Wealthy Ruler

18:18 Now 1  a certain ruler 2  asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? 3  18:19 Jesus 4  said to him, “Why do you call me good? 5  No one is good except God alone. 18:20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’ 6  18:21 The man 7  replied, “I have wholeheartedly obeyed 8  all these laws 9  since my youth.” 10  18:22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have 11  and give the money 12  to the poor, 13  and you will have treasure 14  in heaven. Then 15  come, follow me.” 18:23 But when the man 16  heard this he became very sad, 17  for he was extremely wealthy. 18:24 When Jesus noticed this, 18  he said, “How hard 19  it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 20  18:25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle 21  than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 18:26 Those who heard this said, “Then 22  who can be saved? 23  18:27 He replied, “What is impossible 24  for mere humans 25  is possible for God.”

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