17 And when he had departed on the way, a certain one, running up and kneeling before him, asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do, so that I may secure eternal life?"
18 But Jesus said to him, "Why call me good? No one is good except the one God.
19 You know the precepts: "Do not commit adultery. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not speak false testimony. Do not deceive. Honor your father and mother."
20 But in response, he said to him, "Teacher, all these I have observed from my youth."
21 Then Jesus, gazing at him, loved him, and he said to him: "One thing is lacking to you. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and then you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me."
22 But he went away grieving, having been greatly saddened by the word. For he had many possessions.
23 And Jesus, looking around, said to his disciples, "How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!"
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus, answering again, said to them: "Little sons, how difficult it is for those who trust in money to enter into the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for the rich to enter into the kingdom of God."
26 And they wondered even more, saying among themselves, "Who, then, can be saved?"
27 And Jesus, gazing at them, said: "With men it is impossible; but not with God. For with God all things are possible."
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