Matthew 19:23

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said Iesus vnto his disciples, Uerely I say vnto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdome of heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to his disciples, Truly I say to you, It is hard for a man with much money to go into the kingdom of heaven.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus said to his disciples, Verily I say unto you, A rich man shall with difficulty enter into the kingdom of the heavens;
- Darby Bible

Then said Jesus to his disciples, Verily I say to you, that a rich man shall with difficulty enter into the kingdom of heaven.
- Webster's Bible

So Jesus said to His disciples, "I solemnly tell you that it is with difficulty that a rich man will enter the Kingdom of the Heavens.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to his disciples, "Most certainly I say to you, a rich man will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven with difficulty.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hise disciplis, Y seie to you treuthe, for a riche man of hard schal entre in to the kyngdom of heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus said to his disciples, `Verily I say to you, that hardly shall a rich man enter into the reign of the heavens;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:23


Mt 19:23 A rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. The Lord does not say that a rich man shall not enter, but that he shall enter with great difficulty. Mark says that when Christ uttered these words the disciples were astonished, and then Jesus explained by the words, "How hard it is for them 'that trust in riches' to enter into the kingdom of God", which shows the sense in which he spoke the words of this verse (Mr 10:24). A man may "trust in riches" who has $100, as well as one who has $100,000.

Discussion for Matthew 19

  • BSP
    Verse 4: Jehovah God set the standard for morality and marriage. This is to be a permanent bond between man and woman.
  • 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 .

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