Matthew 19:22
New International Version
When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

New Living Translation
But when the young man heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

English Standard Version
When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

Berean Study Bible
When the young man heard this, he went away in sorrow, because he had great wealth.

Berean Literal Bible
And having heard this statement, the young man went away grieving; for he was one having many possessions.

New American Standard Bible
But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.

King James Bible
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Christian Standard Bible
When the young man heard that, he went away grieving, because he had many possessions.

Contemporary English Version
When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he was very rich.

Good News Translation
When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he was very rich.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the young man heard that command, he went away grieving, because he had many possessions.

International Standard Version
But when the young man heard this statement he went away sad, because he had many possessions.

NET Bible
But when the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he was very rich.

New Heart English Bible
But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sad, for he was one who had great possessions.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But that young man heard this saying and he went away, as it was grievous to him, for he had many possessions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the young man heard this, he went away sad because he owned a lot of property.

New American Standard 1977
But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieved; for he was one who owned much property.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when the young man heard that word, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

King James 2000 Bible
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

American King James Version
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

American Standard Version
But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the young man had heard this word, he went away sad: for he had great possessions.

Darby Bible Translation
But the young man, having heard the word, went away grieved, for he had large possessions.

English Revised Version
But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great possessions.

Webster's Bible Translation
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Weymouth New Testament
On hearing those words the young man went away much cast down; for he had much property.

World English Bible
But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sad, for he was one who had great possessions.

Young's Literal Translation
And the young man, having heard the word, went away sorrowful, for he had many possessions;
Study Bible
The Rich Young Man
21Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.” 22When the young man heard this, he went away in sorrow, because he had great wealth. 23Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.…
Cross References
Matthew 19:21
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

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.

John 16:20
Truly, truly, I tell you, you will weep and wail while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

Treasury of Scripture

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

he went.

Matthew 13:22
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

Matthew 14:9
And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

Judges 18:23,24
And they cried unto the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said unto Micah, What aileth thee, that thou comest with such a company? …

for.

Matthew 6:24
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 16:26
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Psalm 17:14
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.







Lexicon
[When]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine 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.

young man
νεανίσκος (neaniskos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3495: A young man, youth, an attendant. From the same as neanias; a youth.

heard
Ἀκούσας (Akousas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

this,
τοῦτον (touton)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

he went away
ἀπῆλθεν (apēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

in sorrow,
λυπούμενος (lypoumenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3076: To pain, grieve, vex. From lupe; to distress; reflexively or passively, to be sad.

because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

he
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

had
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

great
πολλά (polla)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

wealth.
κτήματα (ktēmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2933: From ktaomai; an acquirement, i.e. Estate.
(22) He went away sorrowful.--St. Mark adds "sad," i.e., frowning, or as with a look that lowered. The word is the same as that used of the sky in Mark 16:3. The discipline so far did its work. It made the man conscious of his weakness. He shrank from the one test which would really have led him to the heights of holiness at which he aimed. Yet the sorrow, though it was a sign of the weakness of one whose heart was not yet whole with God, was not without an element of hope. A mere worldling would have smiled with cynical contempt, as the Pharisees did when they heard words of a like tendency (Luke 16:14). Here there was at least a conflict. On the common view, that we can know nothing more of the questioner, it might seem as if the failure was final. On that which has been suggested here, we may believe that the Lord, who "loved" the seeker after eternal life in spite of this inward weakness, did not leave him to himself. The sickness, the death, the resurrection of Lazarus, may have been the discipline which proved that the things that are impossible with men are possible with God. We are at least not hindered by any chronological difficulty from placing those events after the dialogue with the young ruler.

Verse 22. - When the young man heard that saying. Such an injunction was wholly unexpected; it completely staggered him; it appealed to the one point in his character which was weak and imperfect. He would have endured any amount of legal requirements or of vexatious and painful observances; he would gladly have become a disciple of Christ; but the previous sacrifice was too great; he could not make it; not that he was specially covetous or avaricious, but his heart was set on his riches; he had a wealthy man's tastes and position and self-confidence, and he could not bring himself to cast away these even at Christ's word. Such supreme self-denial, such absolute devotion, he would not embrace. So he went away sorrowful. He saw the right road, but he turned away from it. Without any further word, casting aside all hope of the saintly life, yet grieved and dejected at the thought of what he was losing, he returned to his home. It was hard to disobey the wise and loving Teacher who had endeavoured to lead him to the noblest aims and the highest ambition; but it was harder to follow his severe counsels. The evangelist gives the reason of this unhappy decision. For he had great possessions; η΅ν γὰρ ἔχων κτήματα πολλά: erat enim habens multas possessiones; he was one that had many possessions, or had and continued to have, implying possession and retention (comp. Luke 5:18, "he continued in retirement"). This fact was the snare that trapped him, the stumbling block over which he fell. The possession of riches proved fatal to saintliness. It is this truth that our Lord emphasizes in the following discourse. They who tare unconscious of having been tried as this young man was tried may condemn him as worldly, covetous, and insincere. A true Christian, who knows his own heart, may well feel that he can throw no stone at this defaulter; that he, any more than the Jew, could not give up all that he held dear for Christ's sake; that, bad the alternative been set before him in this blunt, palpable fashion, he too would have gone away sorrowful. 19:16-22 Christ knew that covetousness was the sin which most easily beset this young man; though he had got honestly what he possessed, yet he could not cheerfully part with it, and by this his want of sincerity was shown. Christ's promises make his precepts easy, and his yoke pleasant and very comfortable; yet this promise was as much a trial of the young man's faith, as the precept was of his charity and contempt of the world. It is required of us in following Christ, that we duly attend his ordinances, strictly follow his pattern, and cheerfully submit to his disposals; and this from love to him, and in dependence on him. To sell all, and give to the poor, will not serve, but we are to follow Christ. The gospel is the only remedy for lost sinners. Many abstain from gross vices who do not attend to their obligations to God. Thousands of instances of disobedience in thought, word, and deed, are marked against them in the book of God. Thus numbers forsake Christ, loving this present world: they feel convictions and desires, but they depart sorrowful, perhaps trembling. It behoves us to try ourselves in these matters, for the Lord will try us.
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