Mark 10:17-31

<div class=”esv”><h2>Mark 10:17-31 <object type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” data=”″ width=”40″ height=”12″ class=”audio”><param name=”movie” value=”″ /><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent” /></object></h2>
<div class=”esv-text”><h3 id=”p41010017.01-1″>The Rich Young Man</h3>
<p id=”p41010017.05-1″><span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010017-1″>17 </span>And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010018-1″>18 </span>And Jesus said to him, <span class=”woc”>“Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.</span> <span class=”verse-num woc” id=”v41010019-1″>19 </span><span class=”woc”>You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”</span> <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010020-1″>20 </span>And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010021-1″>21 </span>And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, <span class=”woc”>“You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”</span> <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010022-1″>22 </span>Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.</p>
<p id=”p41010023.01-1″><span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010023-1″>23 </span>And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, <span class=”woc”>“How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”</span> <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010024-1″>24 </span>And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, <span class=”woc”>“Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God!</span> <span class=”verse-num woc” id=”v41010025-1″>25 </span><span class=”woc”>It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”</span> <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010026-1″>26 </span>And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010027-1″>27 </span>Jesus looked at them and said, <span class=”woc”>“With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”</span> <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010028-1″>28 </span>Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” <span class=”verse-num” id=”v41010029-1″>29 </span>Jesus said, <span class=”woc”>“Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,</span> <span class=”verse-num woc” id=”v41010030-1″>30 </span><span class=”woc”>who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.</span> <span class=”verse-num woc” id=”v41010031-1″>31 </span><span class=”woc”>But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”</span> (<a href=”” class=”copyright”>ESV</a>)</p>