The Rich Ruler

18 (A)And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to (B)inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: (C)‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’” 21 And he said, (D)“All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. (E)Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have (F)treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 (G)But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, (H)“How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter (I)the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter (J)the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, (K)“What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, (L)we have left our homes and followed you.” 29 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, (M)there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers[a] or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive (N)many times more (O)in this time, and in (P)the age to come eternal life.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 18:29 Or wife or brothers and sisters

13 Whoever (A)despises (B)the word[a] brings destruction on himself,
    but he who reveres the commandment[b] will be (C)rewarded.
14 The teaching of the wise is (D)a fountain of life,
    that one may (E)turn away from the snares of death.
15 (F)Good sense wins (G)favor,
    but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.[c]
16 (H)Every prudent man acts with knowledge,
    (I)but a fool flaunts his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
    but (J)a faithful envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who (K)ignores instruction,
    (L)but whoever (M)heeds reproof is honored.
19 (N)A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
    but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
    but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
21 (O)Disaster[d] pursues sinners,
    (P)but the righteous are rewarded with good.
22 (Q)A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children,
    but (R)the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.
23 The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food,
    but it is swept away through (S)injustice.
24 (T)Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
    but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.[e]
25 (U)The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite,
    but the belly of the wicked suffers want.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 13:13 Or a word
  2. Proverbs 13:13 Or a commandment
  3. Proverbs 13:15 Probable reading (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate); Hebrew is rugged, or is an enduring rut
  4. Proverbs 13:21 Or Evil
  5. Proverbs 13:24 Or who loves him disciplines him early

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