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Matthew 19:16-30 (Lexham English Bible)

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A Rich Young Man

16 And behold, someone came up to him [and]a said, "Teacher, what good [thing] must I do so that I will have eternal life?" 17 And he said to him, "Why are you asking me about [what is] good? There is one [who is] good. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments!" 18 He said to him, "Which [ones]?" And Jesus said, "Do not commit murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 19 honor yourb father and yourc mother, and love your neighbor as yourself." 20 The young man said to him, "All these I have observed. What do I still lack?" 21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give [the proceeds]d to the poor--and you will have treasure in heaven--and come, follow me." 22 But [when]e the young man heard the statement, he went away sorrowful, because he was one who had many possessions. 23 And Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I say to you that with difficulty a rich person will enter into the kingdom of heaven! 24 And again I say to you, it is easier [for] a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich person intof the kingdom of God." 25 So [when]g the disciples heard [this],h they were extremely amazed, saying, "Then who can be saved?" 26 But Jesus looked at [them]i [and]j said to them, "With human beings this is impossible, but with God all [things] [are] possible." 27 Then Peter answered [and]k said to him, "Behold, we have left everything and followed you. What then will there be for us?" 28 And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you that in the renewal [of the world],l when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me--you also will sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wifem or children or fields on account of my name will receive a hundred times as much, and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many [who are] first will be last, and the last first.
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