The Rich Young Ruler

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Original "Q"


Now as He was
going out on the road,
a certain ruler
came running, knelt
before Him, and
asked Him, saying,
"Good Teacher, what
good thing
shall I do
that I may inherit
eternal life?"
So Yahshua said to him,
"Why do you call me
good? No one is good
but One, that is, God.
But if you want to
enter into life,
keep the
commandments."
He said to Him,
"Which ones?"
Yahshua said,
"You shall not
murder,'
'You shall not
commit adultery,'
'You shall not steal,'
'You shall not bear
false witness,'
'Do not defraud,'
'Honor your father and
your mother,'
and, 'You shall love
your neighbor as
yourself."
And the young man
answered and said,
"Teacher,
all these things I have
kept from my youth.
What do I still lack?"
So when Yahshua
heard these things,
looking at him,
loved him,
and said to him,
"If you want to
be perfect,
you still lack one thing.
Go your way,
sell whatever you have
and give
to the poor, and you
will have treasure in
heaven; and come,
take up the cross,
and follow Me."
But when the young
man
heard that saying, he
became very sorrowful,
and went away grieved,
for he had great
possessions.
And when Yahshua
saw that he became
very sorrowful, He
looked around and
said to His disciples,
"Assuredly, I say to you
that it is hard for
those who have riches
to enter the
Kingdom of Heaven.
And the disciples were
astonished at His
words. But Yahshua
answered again and
said to then, "Children,
how hard it is for those
who trust in riches to
enter the Kingdom
of God!
And again I say to you,
it is easier for a camel
to go through the eye
of a needle than for a
rich man to enter the
Kingdom of God."
And when His disciples
heard it, they were
astonished beyond
measure, saying
among themselves,
"Who then can be
saved?"
But Yahshua looked at
them and said to them,
"With men it is
impossible,
but not with God;
for with God, all
things are possible."
Matthew 19:16-26
NKJV

Now behold

one
came
and
said to Him,
"Good Teacher, what
good thing
shall I do
that I may have
eternal life?"
So He said to him,
"Why do you call me
good? No one is good
but One, that is, God.
But if you want to
enter into life,

keep the
commandments."
He said to Him,
"Which ones?"
Jesus said,

"You shall not
murder,'
'You shall not
commit adultery,'
'You shall not steal,'
'You shall not bear
false witness,'

'Honor your father and
your mother,'
and,'You shall love
your neighbor as
yourself."

The young man
said to Him,

"All these things I have
kept from my youth."
What do I still lack?"
Jesus



said to him,
"If you want to
be perfect,


go,
sell what you have
and give
to the poor, and you
will have treasure in
heaven; and come,

follow Me."
But when the young
man
heard that saying, he

went away sorrowful,
for he had great
possessions.
Then Jesus



said to His disciples,
"Assuredly, I say to you
that it is hard for a
rich man
to enter the
Kingdom of Heaven.









And again I say to you,
it is easier for a camel
to go through the eye
of a needle than for a
rich man to enter the
Kingdom of God."
When His disciples
heard it. They were
exceedingly amazed,
saying,

"Who then can be
saved?"
But Jesus looked at
them and said to them,
"With men it is
impossible, but

with God, all
things are possible."
Mark 10: 17-27
NKJV

Now as He was
going out on the road,
one
came running, knelt
before Him, and
asked Him,
"Good Teacher, what

shall I do
that I may inherit
eternal life?"
So Jesus said to him,
"Why do you call me
good? No one is good
but One, that is, God.


You know the
commandments."



'Do not commit
adultery,'
'Do not
murder,'
'Do not steal,'
'Do not bear
false witness,'
'Do not defraud,'
'Honor your father and
your mother,'



And he answered and
said to Him,
"Teacher,
all these I have ob-
served from my youth."

Then Jesus,

looking at him,
loved him,

and said to him,


"One thing you lack:
Go your way,
sell whatever you have
and give
to the poor, and you
will have treasure in
heaven; and come,
take up the cross,
and follow Me."
But he


was sad at this word,
and went away grieved,
for he had great
possessions.
Then Jesus


looked around and
said to His disciples,

"How hard it is for
those who have riches
to enter the
Kingdom of God.
And the disciples were
astonished at His
words. But Jesus
answered again and
said to them, "Children,
how hard it is for those
who trust in riches to
enter the Kingdom
of God!


It is easier for a camel
to go through the eye
of a needle than for a
rich man to enter the
Kingdom of God."

And they were
astonished beyond
measure,
saying
among themselves,
"Who then can be
saved?"
But looking at
them, Jesus said,
"With men it is
impossible,
but not with God;
for with God, all
things are possible."
Luke 18:18-27
NKJV

Now

a certain ruler


asked Him, saying,
"Good Teacher, what

shall I do
to inherit
eternal life?"
So Jesus said to him,
"Why do you call me
good? No one is good
but One, that is, God.


You Know the
commandments."



'Do not commit
adultery,'
'Do not
murder,'
'Do not steal,'
'Do not bear
false witness,'

'Honor your father and
your mother,'



And he
said,

"All these I have
kept from my youth."

So when Jesus
heard these things,


He said to him,


"You still lack one thing.

Sell all that you have
and give
to the poor, and you
will have treasure in
heaven; and come,

follow Me."
But when he

heard this, he
became very sorrowful,
    
for he was very
rich.
And when Jesus
saw that he became
very sorrowful, He


said,

"How hard it is for
those who have riches
to enter the
Kingdom of Heaven.









For
it is easier for a camel
to go through a needles
eye than for a
rich man to enter the
Kingdom of God."
And those who
heard it

said

"Who then can be
saved?"
But
He said,
"The things which are
impossible with men


are possible with God."


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