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 for Matthew 19:22

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 for Matthew 19:22

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:22


19:20 The young man saith, All these have I kept from my childhood - So he imagined; and perhaps he had, as to the letter; but not as to the spirit, which our Lord immediately shows.

19:21 If thou desirest to be perfect - That is, to be a real Christian: Sell what thou hast - He who reads the heart saw his bosom sin was love of the world; and knew he could not be saved from this, but by literally renouncing it. To him therefore he gave this particular direction, which he never designed for a general rule. For him that was necessary to salvation: to us it is not. To sell all was an absolute duty to him; to many of us it would be ali absolute sin. The young man went away - Not being willing to have salvation at so high a price.

19:24 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, (a proverbial expression,) than for a rich man to go through the strait gate: that is, humanly speaking, it is an absolute impossibility. Rich man! tremble! feel this impossibility; else thou art lost for ever!


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.

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