And Jesus, lookingaround, said to His disciples, "1Howhard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!"24
The disciples2were amazed at His words. But Jesusansweredagain and said to them, "Children, howhard it is to enter the kingdom of God!25"3It 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, "aThenwhocan be saved?"
27Looking at them, Jesussaid, "4With people it is impossible, but not with God; for allthings are possible with God."285Peterbegan to say to Him, "Behold, we have lefteverything and followed You."
29Jesussaid, "Truly I say to you, 6there is noonewho has lefthouseorbrothersorsistersormotherorfatherorchildrenorfarms, for My sake and for the gospel'ssake,30bbut that he will receive a hundredtimes as muchnow in cthe presentage, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in 7the age to come, eternallife.31"But 8many who are first will be last, and the last, first."
329They were on the roadgoing up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they 10were amazed, and those who followed were fearful. And again He took the twelveaside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him,
saying, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and 11the Son of Man will be ddelivered to the chiefpriests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and will ehand Him over to the Gentiles.