Luke 18:23
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New International Version
When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy.

King James Bible
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

Darby Bible Translation
But when he heard this he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.

World English Bible
But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was very rich.

Young's Literal Translation
and he, having heard these things, became very sorrowful, for he was exceeding rich.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A certain ruler - See the case of this person largely explained on Matthew 19:16-22 (note), and Mark 10:21, Mark 10:22 (note).

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he was very sorrowful.

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth...

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness...

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor...

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life...

Judges 18:23,24 And they cried to the children of Dan. And they turned their faces, and said to Micah, What ails you...

Job 31:24,25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence...

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...

Matthew 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Mark 10:22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

Ephesians 5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater...

Philippians 3:8 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord...

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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June 7 Morning
Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.--LUKE 18:1. Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

July 14. "Men Ought Always to Pray" (Luke xviii. 1).
"Men ought always to pray" (Luke xviii. 1). Let this be a day of prayer. Let us see that our highest ministry and power is to deal with God for men. Let us be obedient to all the Holy Spirit's voices of prayer in us. Let us count every pressure a call to prayer. Let us cherish the spirit of unceasing prayer and abiding communion. Let us learn the meaning of the ministry of prayer. Let us reach persons this day we cannot reach in person; let us expect results that we have never dared to claim before;
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Charity of God
(Quinquagesima Sunday.) LUKE xviii. 31, 32, 33. All things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge him and put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again. This is a solemn text, a solemn Gospel; but it is not its solemnity which I wish to speak of this morning, but this--What has it to do with the Epistle, and with
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Luke 18:22
When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

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

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