171As He was setting out on a journey, a manran up to Him and 2kneltbefore Him, and asked Him, "GoodTeacher, what shall I do to 3inheriteternallife ?"
And Jesussaid to him, "Why do you call Me good ? Noone is goodexceptGodalone.19"You know the commandments, '4DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMITADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEARFALSEWITNESS, Do not defraud, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.' "20
And he said to Him, "Teacher, I have kept5allthesethings from my youth up."
21Looking at him, Jesusfelt a love for him and said to him, "Onething you lack : go and sellall you possess and give to the poor, and you will have6treasure in heaven ; and come, follow Me."22
But at thesewordsahe was saddened, and he wentawaygrieving, for he was one who ownedmuchproperty.
And Jesus, lookingaround, said to His disciples, "7Howhard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God !"24
The disciples8were amazed at His words. But Jesusansweredagain and said to them, "Children, howhard it is to enter the kingdom of God !25"9It is easier for a camel to gothrough the eye of a needlethan for a richman to enter the kingdom of God."26
They were evenmoreastonished and said to Him, "bThenwhocan be saved ?"
27Looking at them, Jesussaid, "10With people it is impossible, but not with God ; for allthings are possible with God."2811Peterbegan to say to Him, "Behold, we have lefteverything and followed You."
29Jesussaid, "Truly I say to you, 12there is noonewho has lefthouseorbrothersorsistersormotherorfatherorchildrenorfarms, for My sake and for the gospel'ssake,30cbut that he will receive a hundredtimes as muchnow in dthe presentage, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions ; and in 13the age to come, eternallife.31"But 14many who are first will be last, and the last, first."