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 245 RICHES & GOD's KINGDOM
  Matt 19   Mark 10  Luke 18
    23 And Jesus looked around    
      and said to his disciples,    
    "How hard it will be    
      for those who have riches*  

[see Luke 18:24 below]

      to enter the kingdom of God!"    
23 And 24 And the disciples    
      were amazed at his words.    
  Jesus    But Jesus

24

Jesus
          looking at him
  said to his disciples,   <says> to them again,   said,
  "Truly, I say to you,   "Children,    
  it will be hard   how hard it is "How hard it is
  for a <wealthy> man    

[see Mark 10:23 above]

  for those who have riches *
  <entering>   to enter   to <go into>
  the kingdom of heaven!   the kingdom of God!   the kingdom of God!

24

Again I tell you,    

25

For
  it is easier for a camel

25

It is easier for a camel   it is easier for a camel
  to <pass> through   to go through   to <pass> through

**

<an> eye of a needle

**

the eye of <the> needle

**

a <needle's> eye
  than for a rich man   than for a rich man   than for a rich man
  to enter   to enter   to enter
  the kingdom of God!"   the kingdom of God!"   the kingdom of God!"

25

When the disciples    

26

Those who
  heard this       heard it
  they were 26 And they were    
  greatly astonished,   exceedingly astonished,    
  saying,   and said to him,   said,
  "Who then can be saved?"   "Then who can be saved?"   "Then who can be saved?"

26

But    

27

But
  Jesus looked at them

27

Jesus looked at them    
  and said to them,   and <says>,   he said,
  "With men *   "With men *    
  this is impossible,   it is impossible,   "What is impossible
          with men *
  but with God;   but not with God;    
  all things are possible."   for all things are possible   is possible  
      with God."   with God."

27

Then Peter said <to him>

28

Peter began to say to him,

28

And Peter said, 
  in reply,         
  "Lo,   "Lo,   "Lo,
  we have left everything   we have left everything   we have left our homes
  and followed you.    and followed you."    and followed you." 
  What then        
  shall we have?"         

 

 **Note: Each Gospel uses a different word for "eye" (meaning "little hole") & Luke uses a different word for "needle." than the other synoptics. Mark is the only Gospel that uses the definite article with either term. Check the Greek synopsis.

Color Code
 Blue  Three texts use same vocabulary.
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel element in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order.
 <says>  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
245  Sequence in synoptic outlines
 
  prior in Matt     prior in Mark & Luke     context in Matt     context in Mark & Luke    next pericope 

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