Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich1 to enter the kingdom of God!"24
The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it isa to enter the kingdom of God!225It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."326
The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, "Who then can be saved?"
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."428
Peter said to him, "We have left everything to follow you!"529"I tell you the truth," Jesus replied, "no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel30will fail to receive a hundred times as much6 in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields--and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come,7 eternal life.831But many who are first will be last, and the last first."9