Matthew 19:11-30New American Standard Bible (NASB)
11 But He said to them, “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given.12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by people; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”
Jesus Blesses Little Children
13 Then some children were brought to Him so that He would lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.14 But Jesus said, “[a]Leave the children alone, and do not [b]forbid them to come to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”15 After laying His hands on them, He departed from there.
The Rich Young Ruler
16 And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do so that I may obtain eternal life?”17 And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”18 Then he *said to Him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not give false testimony;19 Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”20 The young man *said to Him, “All these I have kept; what am I still lacking?”21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be [c]complete, go andsell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
23 And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven.24 And again I say to 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.”25 When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?”26 And looking at them, Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
The Disciples’ Reward
27 Then Peter responded and said to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what then will there be for us?”28 And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the [d]regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on [e]His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother [f]or children or farms on account of My name, will receive [g]many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.30 But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.
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