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

  • 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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