181A rulerquestioned Him, saying, "GoodTeacher, what shall I do to inheriteternallife?"
And Jesussaid to him, "Why do you call Me good? Noone is goodexceptGodalone.20"You know the commandments, '2DO NOT COMMITADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEARFALSEWITNESS, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.' "21
And he said, "Allthesethings I have kept from my youth."
When Jesusheard this, He said to him, "Onething you stilllack; 3sellall that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have4treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."23
But when he had heardthesethings, he becameverysad, for he was extremelyrich.
And Jesuslooked at him and said, "5Howhard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!25"For 6it is easier for a camel to agothrough the eye of a needlethan for a richman to enter the kingdom of God."26
They who heard it said, "Thenwhocan be saved?"
But He said, "7The things that are impossible with people are possible with God."28Petersaid, "Behold, 8we have leftbour own homes and followed You."
And He said to them, "Truly I say to you, 9there is noonewho has lefthouseorwifeorbrothersorparentsorchildren, for the sake of the kingdom of God,30who will not receivemanytimes as much at thistime and in 10the age to come, eternallife."