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Mark 10:17–31

Rich Young Ruler

Matt. 19:16–22; Luke 18:18–23

17 kNow as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I ldo that I may inherit eternal life?”

18 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, mGod. 19 You know the commandments: nDo not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ Honor your father and your mother.’ ”

20 And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have okept from my youth.”

21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, psell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have qtreasure in heaven; and come, rtake up the cross, and follow Me.”

22 But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

Difficulty of Riches

Matt. 19:23–26; Luke 18:24–27

23 sThen Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is 2for those twho trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a urich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

26 And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?”

27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not vwith God; for with God all things are possible.”

Eternal Reward

Matt. 19:27–30; Luke 18:28–30

28 wThen Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.”

29 So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother 3or wife or children or 4lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, 30 xwho shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with ypersecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life. 31 zBut many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

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