Luke 18:24-27

24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, 1"How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter 2the kingdom of God!
25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter 3the kingdom of God."
26 Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?"
27 But he said, 4"What is impossible with men is possible with God."

Luke 18:24-27 In-Context

22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich.
24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, "How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!
25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God."
26 Those who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?"
27 But he said, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
28 And Peter said, "See, we have left our homes and followed you."
29 And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,

Cross References 4

  • 1. [1 Corinthians 1:26]; See Matthew 13:22
  • 2. See Matthew 12:28
  • 3. [See ver. 24 above]
  • 4. Luke 1:37; Genesis 18:14; Job 42:2; Jeremiah 32:17, 27
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