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

New Living Translation
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!"

English Standard Version
And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus having looked around, says to His disciples, "How difficultly those having riches will enter into the kingdom of God!"

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, "How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!"

King James Bible
And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!"

Contemporary English Version
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "It's hard for rich people to get into God's kingdom!"

Good News Translation
Jesus looked around at his disciples and said to them, "How hard it will be for rich people to enter the Kingdom of God!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!"

International Standard Version
Then Jesus looked around and told his disciples, "How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!"

NET Bible
Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!"

New Heart English Bible
Jesus looked around, and said to his disciples, "How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of God."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua gazed at his disciples and he said to them, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom of God!”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it will be for rich people to enter the kingdom of God!"

New American Standard 1977
And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus, looking around, said unto his disciples, How hardly shall those that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus looked round about, and said unto his disciples, How hard for those that have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

American King James Version
And Jesus looked round about, and said to his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

American Standard Version
And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How hardly shall they that have riches, enter into the kingdom of God!

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus looking around says to his disciples, How difficultly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

English Revised Version
And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus looked around, and saith to his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Weymouth New Testament
Then looking round on His disciples Jesus said, "With how hard a struggle will the possessors of riches enter the Kingdom of God!"

World English Bible
Jesus looked around, and said to his disciples, "How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of God!"

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having looked round, saith to his disciples, 'How hardly shall they who have riches enter into the reign of God!'
Study Bible
The Rich Young Man
22But the man was saddened by these words and went away in sorrow, because he had great wealth. 23Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” 24And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!…
Cross References
Job 31:24
If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security,

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 10:22
But the man was saddened by these words and went away in sorrow, because he had great wealth.

Luke 18:24
Seeing the man's sorrow, Jesus said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God.

Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus looked round about, and said to his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

looked.

Mark 3:5
And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

Mark 5:32
And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

How.

Matthew 19:23-26
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven…

Luke 18:24
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

1 Corinthians 1:26
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

enter.

Mark 10:15
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

Matthew 18:3
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

John 3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.







Lexicon
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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

looked around
περιβλεψάμενος (periblepsamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4017: To look around on, survey. From peri and blepo; to look all around.

[and] said to
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 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.

disciples,
μαθηταῖς (mathētais)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

“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
εἰσελεύσονται (eiseleusontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; 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.
(23) And Jesus looked round.--The glance and gesture are mentioned by St. Mark only.

Verse 23. - And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples (καὶ περιβλεψάμενος ὁ Ιησοῦς λέγει). St. Mark frequently uses this word περιβλέπω. Our Lord turned from the young man, who was now going away, and looked round about, no doubt with a sad and disappointed look, and said to his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! Why is this? Partly because the love of riches tempts men to heap them up, whether lawfully or unlawfully. Partly because the love of riches binds the soul to earth, so that it is less likely to think of Partly because riches are an incentive to pride and luxury and other sins. The heathen poet Ovid could speak of riches "irritamenta malorum." Poverty and contempt of riches often open that heaven which wealth and covetousness close. 10:23-31 Christ took this occasion to speak to his disciples about the difficulty of the salvation of those who have abundance of this world. Those who thus eagerly seek the wealth of the world, will never rightly prize Christ and his grace. Also, as to the greatness of the salvation of those who have but little of this world, and leave it for Christ. The greatest trial of a good man's constancy is, when love to Jesus calls him to give up love to friends and relatives. Even when gainers by Christ, let them still expect to suffer for him, till they reach heaven. Let us learn contentment in a low state, and to watch against the love of riches in a high one. Let us pray to be enabled to part with all, if required, in Christ's service, and to use all we are allowed to keep in his service.
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