The Rich Young Ruler

18 (A)A ruler questioned Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 But Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me [a]good? No one is [b]good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments, ‘(B)Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not give false testimony, Honor your father and mother.’” 21 And he said, “All these things I have kept since my youth.” 22 Now when Jesus heard this, He said to him, “One thing you still lack; (C)sell all that you possess and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have (D)treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 23 But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely wealthy. 24 And Jesus looked at him and said, (E)How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For (F)it is easier for a camel to [c]go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God!” 26 Those who heard Him said, “And so who can be saved?” 27 But He said, (G)The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”

28 Peter said, “Behold, (H)we have left [d]our own homes and followed You.” 29 And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, (I)there is no one who has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times as much at this time, and in (J)the age to come, eternal life.”

31 (K)Now He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, (L)we are going up to Jerusalem, and (M)all the things that have been written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. 32 (N)For He will be [e]handed over to the Gentiles, and will be ridiculed, and abused, and spit upon, 33 and after they have flogged Him, they will kill Him; and on the third day He will rise.” 34 [f](O)The disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 18:19 I.e., morally, inherently good
  2. Luke 18:19 I.e., morally, inherently good
  3. Luke 18:25 Lit enter
  4. Luke 18:28 Lit our own things
  5. Luke 18:32 Or betrayed to
  6. Luke 18:34 Lit And they themselves