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.
Darby Bible Translation
But the young man, having heard the word, went away grieved, for he had large possessions.
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;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He had great possessions - He was very rich.
He made an idol of his wealth. He loved it more than God. He had not kept the commandments from his youth up, nor had he kept them at all; and rather than do good with his treasures, and seek his salvation by obeying God, he chose to turn away from the Saviour and give over his inquiry about eternal life. He probably returned no more. Alas, how many lovely and amiable young persons follow his example!
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xix. 21,"Go, Sell that Thou Hast, and Give to the Poor," Etc.
1. The Gospel by the present lesson has reminded me to speak to you, Beloved, of the heavenly treasure. For our God hath not, as unbelieving covetous men suppose, wished us to lose what we have: if what hath been enjoined us be properly understood, and piously believed, and devoutly received; He hath not enjoined us to lose, but rather shown a place where we may lay up. For no man can help thinking of his treasure, and following his riches in a kind of journeying of the heart. If then they are buried …
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On the Words of the Gospel, "When Jesus had Finished These Sayings," Etc. --S. Matt. xix. 1
Eligius, Bishop of Noyon.
Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.
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