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Mark 10:17-22 NIV

The Rich and the Kingdom of God

17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

References for Mark 10:17

18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.
19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’a

References for Mark 10:19

    • † 10:19 - Exodus 20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20
      20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”
      21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

      References for Mark 10:21

      22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.

      Study tools for Mark 10:17-22

      • a 10:6 - Gen. 1:27
      • b 10:7 - Some early manuscripts do not have "and be united to his wife."
      • c 10:8 - Gen. 2:24
      • d 10:19 - Exodus 20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20
      • e 10:24 - Some manuscripts "is for those who trust in riches"