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THE GOOD MESSAGE OF
JESUS THE CHRIST
Harmony
67

Mark 10:17-31
Matthew 19:16-30
Luke 18:18-30
Matthew 20:1-16

And as he went out on his way,
one running and kneeling before him
questioned him, "Good teacher, what should I do
so that I may obtain eternal life?"

And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good?
No one is good except God alone.
You know the commandments: 'Do not murder,
do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not testify falsely,
do not defraud, honor your father and mother.'"

And he said to him, "Teacher,
I have guarded against all these things from my youth."

And Jesus looking at him loved him
and said to him, "You are missing one thing:
go, sell whatever you have and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow me."

And shocked at the word he went away distressed,
for he had many possessions.

And looking around, Jesus says to his disciples,
"How hard it will be for those having property
to enter the sovereignty of God."
And the disciples were amazed at his words.

And Jesus again answering says to them,
"Children, how hard it is to enter the sovereignty of God;
it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
than for a rich person to enter the sovereignty of God."

And they were even more astonished
saying to themselves, "And who can be saved?"

Looking at them Jesus says,
"With humans it is impossible, but not with God;
for all things are possible with God."

Peter began to say to him,
"Look, we left everything and followed you."

Jesus said, "Amen, I tell you,
there is no one who has left home or brothers or sisters
or mother or father or children or fields
on account of me and on account of the good message,
but one will receive a hundredfold now in this time homes
and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields
with persecutions, and in the coming age eternal life.
But many first will be last, and the last first."
Mark 10:17-31

And look, one approaching him said, "Teacher,
what good should I do so that I may have eternal life?"

And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about the good?
There is one good;
but if you intend to enter into life, keep the commandments."

He says to him, "Which ones?"

And Jesus says to him, "Do not murder,
do not commit adultery, do not steal,
do not testify falsely, honor father and mother,
and you shall love your neighbor as yourself."

The youth says to him, "I have guarded against all these;
what am I still missing?"

Jesus said to him, "If you intend to be perfect,
go sell your possessions and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow me."

But having heard this word the youth went away distressed;
for he had many possessions.

And Jesus said to his disciples, "Amen, I tell you that
a rich person will hardly enter the sovereignty of heaven.
And again I tell you,
it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye
than for a rich person to enter the sovereignty of God."

And the disciples hearing were quite astonished
saying, "Who then can be saved?"

And looking at them Jesus said,
"With humans this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible."

Then Peter answering said to him,
"Look, we left everything and followed you;
what then will there be for us?"

And Jesus said to them, "Amen, I tell you
that you who have followed me, in the rebirth,
when the human son sits on his throne of glory,
you also will sit on twelve thrones
judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And everyone who left homes or brothers or sisters
or father or mother or children
or fields on account of my name,
will receive manifold and will obtain eternal life.
But many first will be last and last first."
Matthew 19:16-30

And a certain ruler questioned him saying,
"Good teacher, by doing what may I obtain eternal life?"

And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good?
No one is good except God alone.
You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery,
do not murder, do not steal, do not testify falsely,
honor your father and mother.'"

And he said, "All these things
I have guarded against from youth."

And Jesus having heard said to him,
"One thing is still left for you;
sell everything you have and give it to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow me."

But having heard this he became very sad,
for he was quite rich.

And seeing him Jesus said, "How hard it is
for those having property to go into the sovereignty of God;
for it is easier for a camel
to enter through the eye of a needle
than for a rich person to enter the sovereignty of God."

And those hearing said, "And who can be saved?"

But he said,
"What is impossible with humans is possible with God."

And Peter said, "Look,
leaving our own things we followed you."

And he said to them, "Amen, I tell you there is no one
who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children
on account of the sovereignty of God,
who will not receive manifold in this time
and in the coming age eternal life."
Luke 18:18-30

"For the sovereignty of heaven is like a master of an estate,
who went out early in the morning
to hire workers for his vineyard.
And agreeing with the workers on a day's wages
he sent them into his vineyard.

"And going out about the third hour
he saw others standing in the Marketplace idle,
and to those he said, 'You go also into the vineyard,
and whatever is fair I will give you.'
And they went.

"And again going out about the sixth and the ninth hour
he did the same thing.
And going out about the eleventh hour
he found others standing, and he says to them,
'Why are you standing here the whole day idle?'

"They say to him, 'Because no one hired us.'

"He says to them, 'You go also into the vineyard.'

"And when evening had come,
the lord of the vineyard says to his foreman,
'Call the workers and pay the wage,
beginning from the last up to the first.'

"And those coming about the eleventh hour
each received a day's wages.
And those coming first thought that they would receive more;
and they also each received a day's wages.

"And receiving they complained to the master of the estate
saying, 'These last ones did one hour,
and you made them equal to us
who bore the burden of the day and the heat.'

"But answering one of them he said,
'Friend, I am not unfair to you;
did you not agree with me on a day's wages?
Take yours and go;
but I intend to give this last one as I have given also to you;
is it not permitted to me to do
what I wish with my own things?
Or is your eye bad because I am good?'

"Thus the last will be first and the first last."
Matthew 20:1-16


67. On Riches Synthesis 67 * Interpretation 67
68. Request of James and John Harmony 68 * Synthesis 68 * Interpretation 68