Matthew 19:24

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And againe I say vnto you, It is easier for a camel to goe thorow the eye of a needle, then for a rich man to enter into the kingdome of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And again I say to you, It is simpler for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a man with much money to go into the kingdom of God.
- Basic English Bible

and again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to enter a needle's eye than a rich man into the kingdom of God.
- Darby Bible

And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
- Webster's Bible

Yes, I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God."
- Weymouth Bible

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God."
- World English Bible

And eftsoone Y seie to you, it is liyter a camel to passe thorou a needlis iye, thanne a riche man to entre in to the kyngdom of heuens.
- Wycliffe Bible

and again I say to you, it is easier for a camel through the eye of a needle to go, than for a rich man to enter into the reign of God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:24


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 19:24


Mt 19:24 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man (i.e., as already explained, one who trusts in riches) to enter into the kingdom of God. In other words, one whose trust is in wealth cannot enter at all.

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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