Luke 18:25

For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is easier for a camel to goe thorow a needles eye, then for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For 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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is simpler for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a man who has much money to come into the kingdom of God.
- Basic English Bible

for it is easier for a camel to enter through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
- Darby Bible

For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
- Webster's Bible

Why, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God."
- Weymouth Bible

For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God."
- World English Bible

for it is liyter a camel to passe thorou a nedlis iye, than a riche man to entre in to the kyngdom of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for it is easier for a camel through the eye of a needle to enter, than for a rich man into the reign of God to enter.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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?

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