Bible: Mark 10:17-31

The Rich Man

10:17 Now 1  as Jesus 2  was starting out on his way, someone ran up to him, fell on his knees, and said, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? 3  10:18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? 4  No one is good except God alone. 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.’ 5  10:20 The man 6  said to him, “Teacher, I have wholeheartedly obeyed 7  all these laws 8  since my youth.” 9  10:21 As Jesus looked at him, he felt love for him and said, “You lack one thing. Go, sell whatever you have and give the money 10  to the poor, and you will have treasure 11  in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 10:22 But at this statement, the man 12  looked sad and went away sorrowful, for he was very rich. 13 

10:23 Then 14  Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 10:24 The disciples were astonished at these words. But again Jesus said to them, 15 Children, how hard it is 16  to enter the kingdom of God! 10:25 It is easier for a camel 17  to go through the eye of a needle 18  than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 10:26 They were even more astonished and said 19  to one another, “Then 20  who can be saved? 21  10:27 Jesus looked at them and replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, 22  but not for God; all things are possible for God.”

10:28 Peter began to speak to him, “Look, 23  we have left everything to follow you! 24  10:29 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, 25  there is no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the gospel 10:30 who will not receive in this age 26  a hundred times as much – homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, fields, all with persecutions 27  – and in the age to come, eternal life. 28  10:31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

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