Luke 18:22

“Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now when Iesus heard these things, hee said vnto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: Sell all that thou hast, and distribute vnto the poore, and thou shalt haue treasure in heauen, and come, follow me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When Jesus heard {this,} He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Jesus heard it, he said unto him, One thing thou lackest yet: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus, hearing it, said to him, One thing you still have need of; get money for your goods, and give it away to the poor, and you will have wealth in heaven; and come after me.
- Basic English Bible

And when Jesus had heard this, he said to him, One thing is lacking to thee yet: Sell all that thou hast and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens, and come, follow me.
- Darby Bible

Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
- Webster's Bible

On receiving this answer Jesus said to him, "There is still one thing wanting in you. Sell everything you possess and give the money to the poor, and you shall have wealth in Heaven; and then come, follow me."
- Weymouth Bible

When Jesus heard these things, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have, and distribute it to the poor. You will have treasure in heaven. Come, follow me."
- World English Bible

And whanne this thing was herd, Jhesus seide to hym, Yit o thing failith `to thee; sille thou alle thingis that thou hast, and yyue to pore men, and thou schalt haue tresour in heuene; and come, and sue thou me.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having heard these things, Jesus said to him, `Yet one thing to thee is lacking; all things -- as many as thou hast -- sell, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, be following me;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 18:22


18:22 Yet lackest thou one thing - Namely, to love God more than mammon. Our Saviour knew his heart, and presently put him upon a trial which laid it open to the ruler himself. And to cure his love of the world, which could not in him be cured otherwise, Christ commanded him to sell all that he had. But he does not command us to do this; but to use all to the glory of God.


Discussion for Luke 18

  • Lilian
    Jesus said THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE WITH MEN ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD. We may think that we can do everything but without God as the Vine we as the branches cannot bear fruit. We are nothing without God Lets praise and worship him alone amen
  • A disciple
    In context to how the Lord used these words, with respect to what were the disciples' thoughts and reactions, of His assessment of the rich young man's problem this was clearly not about asking for things, but about where our hearts are, and in what we really trust for acceptance and blessing from God. In other words, in this particular case, in the context of what was happening just then we are instructed that our salvation is altogether in the hands of God, and according to His goodness and capability. An honest look at who and what we really are, ever since our first parents were expelled as unfit and alienated by sin we were all waiting for the Word of our Salvation to come in the flesh, to undo the works of the devil, and to take away our sins. Next to this, we have nothing to rely on only the power and good nature of our God and Saviour.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The story of the Pharisee and the publican is instructive. God sees the heart. He desires us to be humble. He desires us to trust Him. He desires us not to be ostentatious in our expressions of prayers. He wants us to worship Him in spirit and in truth. May God help us to achieve these goals. The master-key is salvation of our souls.
  • Bruce
    Steph: If you have no answer that's okay,but don't let the foolishness of false accusations from others guide your heart or thoughts. Salvation is for whosoever:Revelation1:5. True Believers will help, guide,lift,hopefully to bring others into The Kingdom:Revelation20:15
  • A disciple
    Stephende; I can see that by your often posting, you do have desire to know the Lord more; and you write what you can. What you say about loving and trusting in wealth, is right on! And to answer another, who jumped on your words, Yes! the Angels too had their time to stand for God in truth and overcome the Liar and the Adversary. I hope every Christian can learn from Jesus how to love each other.
  • Bruce
    Steph: what angels overcome what?

Bible Options