Bible: Matthew 19:16-30

The Rich Young Man

19:16 Now 1  someone came up to him and said, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to gain eternal life? 19:17 He said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 19:18 Which ones?” he asked. Jesus replied, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 19:19 honor your father and mother, 2  and love your neighbor as yourself.” 3  19:20 The young man said to him, “I have wholeheartedly obeyed 4  all these laws. 5  What do I still lack? 19:21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give the money 6  to the poor, and you will have treasure 7  in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 19:22 But when the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he was very rich. 8 

19:23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, 9  it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven! 19:24 Again I say, 10  it is easier for a camel 11  to go through the eye of a needle 12  than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God.” 19:25 The 13  disciples were greatly astonished when they heard this and said, “Then who can be saved? 14  19:26 Jesus 15  looked at them and replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, 16  but for God all things are possible.” 19:27 Then Peter said 17  to him, “Look, 18  we have left everything to follow you! 19  What then will there be for us? 19:28 Jesus 20  said to them, “I tell you the truth: 21  In the age when all things are renewed, 22  when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging 23  the twelve tribes of Israel. 19:29 And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much 24  and will inherit eternal life. 19:30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

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