Matthew 19:16-26New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Rich Young Ruler
16 And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”17 And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”18 Then he *said to Him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness;19 Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”20 The young man *said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?”21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be [a]complete, go andsell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
23 And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.24 Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”25 When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?”26 And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
6 “Seek the Lord that you may live, Or He will break forth like a fire, [a]O house of Joseph, And it will consume with none to quench it for Bethel, 7 For those who turn justice into wormwood And [b]cast righteousness down to the earth.”
10 They hate him who reproves in the [a]gate, And they abhor him who speaks with integrity. 11 Therefore because you [b]impose heavy rent on the poor And exact a tribute of grain from them, Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone, Yet you will not live in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine. 12 For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes And [c]turn aside the poor in the [d]gate. 13 Therefore at [e]such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.
14 Seek good and not evil, that you may live; And thus may the Lord God of hosts be with you, Just as you have said! 15 Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the [f]gate! Perhaps the Lord God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
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