said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
Chapter context / meaning
Matthew 19 [16.] Behold, one came to him and said, “Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?”
Matthew 19 [17.] He said to him, “Why do you call me good?[c] No one is good but one, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
Matthew 19 [18.] He said to him, “Which ones?”
Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder.’ ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ ‘You shall not steal.’ ‘You shall not offer false testimony.’ ‘Honor your father and mother.’[d] And, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”[e]
Matthew 19 [20.] The young man said to him, “All these things I have observed from my youth. What do I still lack?”
Matthew 19 [21.] Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sad, for he was one who had great possessions. Jesus said to his disciples, “Most certainly I say to you, a rich man will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven with difficulty. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into God’s Kingdom.”
Matthew 19 [25.] When the disciples heard it, they were exceedingly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”
Matthew 19 [26.] Looking at them, Jesus said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19 [27.] Then Peter answered, “Behold, we have left everything, and followed you. What then will we have?”
Matthew 19 [28.] Jesus said to them, “Most certainly I tell you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive one hundred times, and will inherit eternal life. But many will be last who are first; and first who are last.
c. Matthew 19:17 So MT and TR. NU reads “Why do you ask me about what is good?”
d. Matthew 19:19 Exodus 20:12-16; Deuteronomy 5:16-20.
e. Matthew 19:19 Leviticus 19:18.
aid - guilt - options - parents - philanthropy - selling
PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible