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

New Living Translation
When Jesus saw this, he said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!

English Standard Version
Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!

Berean Study Bible
Seeing the man’s sadness, Jesus said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!

Berean Literal Bible
And having seen him, Jesus became sorrowful, saying, "How difficultly those having riches shall enter into the kingdom of God.

King James Bible
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

New King James Version
And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!

NASB 1995
And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!

NASB 1977
And Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!

Amplified Bible
Jesus looked at him and said, “How difficult it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!

Christian Standard Bible
Seeing that he became sad, Jesus said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Seeing that he became sad, Jesus said, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!

American Standard Version
And Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Yeshua saw that it grieved him, he said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom of God.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus saw how sad the man was. So he said, "It's terribly hard for rich people to get into God's kingdom!

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God.

English Revised Version
And Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Good News Translation
Jesus saw that he was sad and said, "How hard it is for rich people to enter the Kingdom of God!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus watched him and said, "How hard it is for rich people to enter the kingdom of God!

International Standard Version
So when Jesus saw how sad he was, he said, "How hard it is for rich people to get into the kingdom of God!

Literal Standard Version
And Jesus having seen him become very sorrowful, said, “How hardly will those having riches enter into the Kingdom of God!

NET Bible
When Jesus noticed this, he said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!

New Heart English Bible
And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of God.

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus saw his sorrow, and said, "With how hard a struggle do the possessors of riches ever enter the Kingdom of God!

World English Bible
Jesus, seeing that he became very sad, said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter into the Kingdom of God!

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having seen him become very sorrowful, said, 'How hardly shall those having riches enter into the reign of God!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Rich Young Ruler
23But when the ruler heard this, he became very sad, because he was extremely wealthy. 24 Seeing the man’s sadness, Jesus said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 25Indeed, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”…

Cross References
Matthew 19:23
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I tell you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

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

Luke 18:23
But when the ruler heard this, he became very sad, because he was extremely wealthy.


Treasury of Scripture

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

he was.

Mark 6:26
And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

2 Corinthians 7:9,10
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing…

How.

Deuteronomy 6:10-12
And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, …

Deuteronomy 8:11-17
Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: …

Psalm 10:3
For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.









(24-27) When Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful.--See Notes on Matthew 19:23-26; Mark 10:23-27. The better MSS. give simply, "When Jesus saw him, He said . . ."

How hardly shall they that have riches . . .--Another verbal agreement with St. Mark.

Verse 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! The temptations which beset a rich man are so many and so various. The poor, indeed, with all their trials, stand fairer for the kingdom than do their envied richer brothers and sisters.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Seeing
Ἰδὼν (Idōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

[the man’s]
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

sorrow,
περίλυπον (perilypon)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4036: Very sorrowful, greatly grieved. From peri and lupe; grieved all around, i.e. Intensely sad.

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

said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“How
Πῶς (Pōs)
Adverb
Strong's 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 1423: With difficulty, hardly. Adverb from duskolos; impracticably.

for the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 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 5536: Money, riches, possessions. Something useful or needed, i.e. Wealth, price.

to enter
εἰσπορεύονται (eisporeuontai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1531: To journey in(to), I go in(to), enter, intervene. From eis and poreuomai; to enter.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 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 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

of God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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