26. Teaching concerning the Rich
and the Entrance into the Kingdom of God
17 1And as He went out into the road, someone ran to Him and akneeling before Him basked Him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit ceternal life?
18 And Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? aNo one is good except One -- bGod.
19 You know the commandments: a"Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.''
20 And he said to Him, Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.
21 And Jesus, alooking upon him, was 1bmoved with love for him and said to him, One thing you lack: go; the things you have, csell and give to the poor, and you will have dtreasure in heaven; and come, efollow 2Me.
22 And at the word his countenance fell, and he went away sorrowing, for he ahad many possessions.
23 And Jesus, alooking around, said to His disciples, How difficult it will be for those who have briches to enter into the ckingdom of God!
24 And the disciples were aamazed at His words. But Jesus again answered and said to them, bChildren, how difficult it is 1for those who trust in riches to center into the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 But they were aastonished beyond measure and said 1among themselves, Then who can be saved?
27 aLooking upon them, Jesus said, With men it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are bpossible with God.
28 Peter began to say to Him, Behold, we have left all and afollowed You.
29 Jesus said, Truly I say to you, There is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for My sake and for the agospel's sake,
30 But that he shall receive a hundred atimes as much now at this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields, with bpersecutions, and in the ccoming age, deternal 1life.
31 But many afirst will be last, and the last first.