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

  • 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.
  • BSP
    Verses 27 through 29 shows that all the work we are putting in will be rewarded.
  • Irene123
    To disciple on 2/20 - It's still troubling you - the eye of the needle. It was just a comment on my part; has nothing to do with salvation (Acts 2:37-38). Please, let the Lord put your mind at ease about - and go on with Him from faith to faith; God Bless you, disciple.
  • Irene123
    Maya Angelou quote - "Somehow we have come to the erroneous belief that we are all but flesh, blood and bones, and that's all. So we direct our values to material things." Matt. 19:22; Lk.18:23.
  • Lilian
    Honour thy Mother and thy Father and love your neighbour as i have love you what a beautiful word. Obedience to God's words are more important than sacrifice. If you love Jesus you will keep his commandments till rapture. Thanks to your blood Jesus and help me to be born again in spirit. I will praise you and worship you alone for you are my rock and my salvation Amen

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