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16 And behold, one came to him and said, [a]Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, [b]Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said, [c]Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honor thy father and thy mother; and, [d]Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions.

23 And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25 And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved? 26 And Jesus looking upon them said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. 27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee; what then shall we have? 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, [e]or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive [f]a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life. 30 But many shall be last that are first; and first that are last.

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  1. Matthew 19:16 Some ancient authorities read Good Teacher. See Mk. 10:17; Lk. 18:18.
  2. Matthew 19:17 Some ancient authorities read Why callest thou me good? None is good save one, even God. See Mk. 10:18; Lk. 18:19.
  3. Matthew 19:18 Ex. 20:12–16; Dt. 5:16–20.
  4. Matthew 19:19 Lev. 19:18.
  5. Matthew 19:29 Many ancient authorities add or wife: as in Lk. 18:29.
  6. Matthew 19:29 Some ancient authorities read manifold.