The Rich Young Ruler

17 As(A) He was setting out on a journey,(B) a man ran up, knelt down(C) before Him, and asked Him, “Good(D) Teacher,(E) what must I do to inherit(F) eternal life?”(G)

18 “Why do you call Me good?” Jesus asked him. “No one is good but One—God.(H) 19 You know the commandments:

Do not murder;(I)
do not commit adultery;(J)
do not steal;(K)
do not bear false witness;(L)
do not defraud;(M)
honor(N) your father and mother.(O)[a]

20 He said to Him, “Teacher,(P) I have kept all these from my youth.”

21 Then, looking at him, Jesus loved him(Q) and said to him, “You lack one thing: Go, sell all you have and give to the poor,(R) and you will have treasure(S) in heaven.(T) Then come,[b] follow Me.”(U) 22 But he was stunned[c] at this demand, and he went away grieving,(V) because he had many possessions.(W)

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  1. Mark 10:19 Ex 20:12-16; Dt 5:16-20
  2. Mark 10:21 Other mss add taking up the cross, and
  3. Mark 10:22 Or he became gloomy

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