17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came
one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may
inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good?
there is none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit
adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy
father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these
have I observed from my youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto
him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor,
and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved:
for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his
disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But
Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust
in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25 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. (KJV)