Luke 18:24
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!

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!

Contemporary English Version
Jesus saw how sad the man was. So he said, "It's terribly hard for rich people to get into God's kingdom!

Good News Translation
Jesus saw that he was sad and said, "How hard it is for rich people to enter 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!

he was.

Mark 6:26
And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

2 Corinthians 7:9,10
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing…

How.

Deuteronomy 6:10-12
And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, …

Deuteronomy 8:11-17
Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: …

Psalm 10:3
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.







Lexicon
Seeing
Ἰδὼν (Idōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

[the man’s]
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

sorrow,
περίλυπον (perilypon)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4036: Very sorrowful, greatly grieved. From peri and lupe; grieved all around, i.e. Intensely sad.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“How
Πῶς (Pōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4459: Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way?; also as exclamation, how much!

hard [it is]
δυσκόλως (dyskolōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1423: With difficulty, hardly. Adverb from duskolos; impracticably.

for the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

rich
χρήματα (chrēmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5536: Money, riches, possessions. Something useful or needed, i.e. Wealth, price.

to enter
εἰσπορεύονται (eisporeuontai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1531: To journey in(to), I go in(to), enter, intervene. From eis and poreuomai; to enter.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

kingdom
βασιλείαν (basileian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(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. 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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