Mark 10:17-22

The Rich Young Ruler

17 As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
18 "Why do you call Me good?" Jesus asked him. "No one is good but One-God.
19 You know the commandments: Do not murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not bear false witness; do not defraud; honor your father and mother. " [a]
20 He said to Him, "Teacher, I have kept all these from my youth."
21 Then, looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, "You lack one thing: Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, [b] follow Me."
22 But he was stunned[c] at this demand, and he went away grieving, because he had many possessions.

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Ex 20:12-16; Dt 5:16-20
  • [b]. Other mss add taking up the cross, and
  • [c]. Or he became gloomy
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