Gospel of Matthew
Gospel of Matthew Immortality Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter:Verse)
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" he called a child [...] and said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." (NRSV 18:1-4)
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child [...] And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (KJV 18:1-4)
Point for the kids! But don't get too excited for the ankle-biters—they're just a symbol. It's more about those child-like characteristics like humility and meekness.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again, I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." (NRSV 19:23-24)
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (KJV 19:23-24)
We've already been warned about hoarding treasures on earth (6:19-21). Now, Jesus tells us why. Having a fat wallet will apparently hurt your chances of getting into heaven. But don't forget—according to Jesus, nothing is impossible.