Luke 18:24
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New International Version
Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!

New Living Translation
When Jesus saw this, he said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!

English Standard Version
Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!

Berean Study Bible
Seeing the man's sorrow, Jesus said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God.

Berean Literal Bible
And having seen him, Jesus became sorrowful, saying, "How difficultly those having riches shall enter into the kingdom of God.

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!

King James Bible
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Seeing that he became sad, Jesus said, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!

International Standard Version
So when Jesus saw how sad he was, he said, "How hard it is for rich people to get into the kingdom of God!

NET Bible
When Jesus noticed this, he said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!

New Heart English Bible
And Jesus, seeing that he became very sad, said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Yeshua saw that it grieved him, he said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus watched him and said, "How hard it is for rich people to enter the kingdom of God!

New American Standard 1977
And Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How difficult it is for those that have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

King James 2000 Bible
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hard it is for those that have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

American King James Version
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

American Standard Version
And Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God.

Darby Bible Translation
But when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, he said, How difficultly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God;

English Revised Version
And Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly will they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus saw his sorrow, and said, "With how hard a struggle do the possessors of riches ever enter the Kingdom of God!

World English Bible
Jesus, seeing that he became very sad, said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of God!

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having seen him become very sorrowful, said, 'How hardly shall those having riches enter into the reign of God!
Study Bible
The Rich Young Ruler
23But when the ruler heard this, he became very sad, because he was extremely wealthy. 24Seeing the man’s sorrow, Jesus said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God. 25Indeed, it is easier for a camel to pass through an eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”…
Cross References
Matthew 19:23
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I tell you, it is difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10:23
Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!"

Luke 18:23
But when the ruler heard this, he became very sad, because he was extremely wealthy.
Treasury of Scripture

And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

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Proverbs 11:28 He that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall …

Proverbs 18:11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in …

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I …

Jeremiah 2:31 O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness …

Jeremiah 5:5 I will get me to the great men, and will speak to them; for they …

Matthew 19:23-25 Then said Jesus to his disciples, Truly I say to you, That a rich …

Mark 10:23-27 And Jesus looked round about, and said to his disciples, How hardly …

1 Corinthians 1:26,27 For you see your calling, brothers, how that not many wise men after …

1 Timothy 6:9,10 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

James 2:5-7 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

James 5:1-6 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

(24-27) When Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful.--See Notes on Matthew 19:23-26; Mark 10:23-27. The better MSS. give simply, "When Jesus saw him, He said . . ."

How hardly shall they that have riches . . .--Another verbal agreement with St. Mark.

Verse 24. - And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! The temptations which beset a rich man are so many and so various. The poor, indeed, with all their trials, stand fairer for the kingdom than do their envied richer brothers and sisters. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful,.... As he might, by his looks and gestures; and perceived that he was determined not to part with his possessions, and follow him:

he said to his disciples, how hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! embrace the Gospel, and submit to the ordinances of it; deny themselves, part with their worldly substance for the cause of Christ, and interest of religion. Riches, which should be a reason for, are often a bar unto a profession of Christ, and his Gospel. This is delivered as an affirmation, or by way of assertion; see Gill on Matthew 19:23. 24. when Jesus saw—Mark says (Mr 3:34), He "looked round about"—as if first following the departing youth with His eye—"and saith unto His disciples."

How hardly, etc.—with what difficulty. In Mark (Mr 10:24) an explanation is added, "How hard is it for them that trust in riches," etc.—that is, with what difficulty is this idolatrous trust conquered, without which they cannot enter; and this is introduced by the word "children"—sweet diminutive of affection and pity (Joh 21:5).18:18-30 Many have a great deal in them very commendable, yet perish for lack of some one thing; so this ruler could not bear Christ's terms, which would part between him and his estate. Many who are loth to leave Christ, yet do leave him. After a long struggle between their convictions and their corruptions, their corruptions carry the day. They are very sorry that they cannot serve both; but if one must be quitted, it shall be their God, not their wordly gain. Their boasted obedience will be found mere outside show; the love of the world in some form or other lies at the root. Men are apt to speak too much of what they have left and lost, of what they have done and suffered for Christ, as Peter did. But we should rather be ashamed that there has been any regret or difficulty in doing it.
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