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Parallel Bible results for Matthew 19:13-26

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Matthew 19:13-26

ESV 13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, MSG 13 One day children were brought to Jesus in the hope that he would lay hands on them and pray over them. The disciples shooed them off. ESV 14 but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." MSG 14 But Jesus intervened: "Let the children alone, don't prevent them from coming to me. God's kingdom is made up of people like these." ESV 15 And he laid his hands on them and went away. MSG 15 After laying hands on them, he left. ESV 16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?" MSG 16 Another day, a man stopped Jesus and asked, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?" ESV 17 And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments." MSG 17 Jesus said, "Why do you question me about what's good? God is the One who is good. If you want to enter the life of God, just do what he tells you." ESV 18 He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, MSG 18 The man asked, "What in particular?" Jesus said, "Don't murder, don't commit adultery, don't steal, don't lie, ESV 19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." MSG 19 honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as you do yourself." ESV 20 The young man said to him, "All these I have kept. What do I still lack?" MSG 20 The young man said, "I've done all that. What's left?" ESV 21 Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." MSG 21 "If you want to give it all you've got," Jesus replied, "go sell your possessions; give everything to the poor. All your wealth will then be in heaven. Then come follow me." ESV 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. MSG 22 That was the last thing the young man expected to hear. And so, crestfallen, he walked away. He was holding on tight to a lot of things, and he couldn't bear to let go. ESV 23 And Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. MSG 23 As he watched him go, Jesus told his disciples, "Do you have any idea how difficult it is for the rich to enter God's kingdom? ESV 24 Again I tell you, 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." MSG 24 Let me tell you, it's easier to gallop a camel through a needle's eye than for the rich to enter God's kingdom." ESV 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" MSG 25 The disciples were staggered. "Then who has any chance at all?" ESV 26 But Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." MSG 26 Jesus looked hard at them and said, "No chance at all if you think you can pull it off yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust God to do it."

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