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  • Matthew 19:16-22

    A rich man’s question

    16 A man approached him and said, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to have eternal life?”

    17 Jesus said, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There’s only one who is good. If you want to enter eternal life, keep the commandments.”

    18 The man said, “Which ones?”

    Then Jesus said, “Don’t commit murder. Don’t commit adultery. Don’t steal. Don’t give false testimony. 19 Honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

    20 The young man replied, “I’ve kept all these. What am I still missing?”

    21 Jesus said, “If you want to be complete, go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor. Then you will have treasure in heaven. And come follow me.”

    22 But when the young man heard this, he went away saddened, because he had many possessions.