Matthew 19:22

“But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowfull: for he had great possessions.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But hearing these words the young man went away sorrowing: for he had much property.
- Basic English Bible

But the young man, having heard the word, went away grieved, for he had large possessions.
- Darby Bible

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
- Webster's Bible

On hearing those words the young man went away much cast down; for he had much property.
- Weymouth Bible

But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sad, for he was one who had great possessions.
- World English Bible

And whanne the yong man hadde herd these wordis, he wente awei sorewful, for he hadde many possessiouns.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the young man, having heard the word, went away sorrowful, for he had many possessions;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:22


Mt 19:22 He went away sorrowful. He would like to be a disciple of Christ, and an heir of life, but was not ready to pay such a price. The Lord had struck his difficulty, his besetting sin, his ruling passion. This man was required to use his wealth for God and for man; so are we to use ours. There is just one difference; he was commanded to sell and give away; we are required to turn all over to Christ and to hold it as it his stewards.

Discussion for Matthew 19

  • Wayne
    2 Corinthians 3:3, the Holy Spirit writes not on tablets of stone but on the fleshy tablets of our hearts. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death.
  • Stargazer
    Jesus' ministry was short upon the earth but leaves for us an eternal legacy, adapting the old and including the new. Keep the commandments which Moses hath chiseled upon the rock and which are to be found in the Ark of the covenant. But also sell what thou has that interferes with loving God more than yourself. The cares of this world are mere
    moments, while God's love is eternal. We choose.
  • Insight777
    V21_ Jesus is encouraging people to be industrious, sell your products/services, to enable themselves to have enough money to help the poor after the needs of their family are met. Follow Jesus is to lead a Christian life that includes charity to those in need. Money in excess, being Rich, leads to vanity and false thinking of being "better than" someone that has less money.
  • Wayne
    Christians are to honor their parents as Christ honored his father, who is in heaven.
  • Geraldine cole
    This is the way as a child of Jesus Christ shall live loving and honoring Jesus honoring ours parents because when we honor our parent we honor the word that Jesus told us to do love our children love one another seek peace love the unlovable pray for the unsave make sure we have the Holy Spirit who will lead us to all truth pray always study the word every day help those that need help .
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    May God count us worthy of His Great Kingdom.

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