17 As Jesus[a] was setting out again,[b] a man ran up to him, knelt down in front of him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Nobody is good except for one—God.19 You know the commandments: ‘Never murder.’[c]‘Never commit adultery.’[d]‘Never steal.’[e]‘Never give false testimony.’[f]‘Never cheat.’ ‘Honor your father and mother.’”[g]
20 The man[h] replied to him, “Teacher, I have obeyed all of these since I was a young man.”
21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. Then he told him, “You’re missing one thing. Go and sell everything you own, give the money[i]to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me.”22 Shocked at this statement, the man[j] went away sad, because he had many possessions.
18 Then an official asked Jesus,[a] “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Nobody is good except for one—God.20 You know the commandments: ‘Never commit adultery.[b]Never murder.[c]Never steal.[d]Never give false testimony.[e]Honor your father and mother.’”[f]
21 The official[g] replied, “I have kept all of these since I was a young man.”
22 When Jesus heard this, he told him, “You still need to do one thing. Sell everything you have and give the money[h]to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me.”23 But when the official[i] heard this he became sad, because he was very rich.
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