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Luke: 18
18A man of the ruling class put this question to him: 'Good Master, what must I do to win eternal life?' 19Jesus said to him, 'Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20You know the commandments: "Do not commit adultery; do not murder; do not steal; do not give false evidence; honour your father and mother." ' 21The man answered, 'I have kept all these since I was a boy.' 22On hearing this Jesus said, 'There is still one thing lacking: sell everything you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; and come, follow me.' 23At these words his heart sank; for he was a very rich man. 24When Jesus saw it he said, 'How hard it is for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.' 26Those who heard asked, 'Then who can be saved?' 27He answered, 'What is impossible for men is possible for God.'
28Peter said, 'Here are we who have left our belongings to become your followers.' 29Jesus said, 'I tell you this: there is no one who has given up home, or wife, brothers, parents, or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30who will not be repaid many times over in this age, and in the age to come have eternal life.'

Matthew: 19
16And now a man came up and asked him, 'Master, what good must I do to gain eternal life?' 17'Good?' said Jesus. 'Why do you ask me about that? One alone is good. But if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.' 18'Which commandments?' he asked. Jesus answered, 'Do not murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not give false evidence; 19honour your father and mother; and love your neighbour as yourself.' The young man answered, 20'I have kept all these. Where do I still fall short?' 21Jesus said to him, 'If you wish to go the whole way, go, sell your possessions, and give to the poor, and then you will have riches in heaven; and come, follow me.' 22When the young man heard this, he went away with a heavy heart; for he was a man of great wealth.
23Jesus said to his disciples, 'I tell you this: a rich man will find it hard to enter the kingdom of Heaven. 24I repeat, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.' 25The disciples were amazed to hear this. 'Then who can be saved?' they asked. 26Jesus looked them in the face, and said, 'For men this is impossible; but everything is possible for God.'
27At this Peter said, 'Here are we who left everything to become your followers. What will there be for us?' 28Jesus replied, 'I tell you this: in the world that is to be, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne in heavenly splendour, you my followers will have thrones of your own, where you will sit as judges of the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And anyone who has left brothers or sisters, father, mother, or children, land or houses for the sake of my name will be repaid many times over, and gain eternal life. 30But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

Mark: 10
17As he was starting out on a journey, a stranger ran up, and, kneeling before him, asked, 'Good Master, is what must I do to win eternal life?' 18Jesus said to him, 'Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19You know the commandments: "Do not murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not give false evidence; do not defraud; honour your father and mother." ' 20'But, Master,' he replied, 'I have kept all these since I was a boy.' 21Jesus looked straight at him; his heart warmed to him, and he said, 'One thing you lack: go, sell everything you have, and give to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; and come, follow me.' 22At these words his face fell and he went away with a heavy heart; for he was a man of great wealth.
23Jesus looked round at his disciples and said to them, 'How hard it will be for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!' 24They were amazed that he should say this, but Jesus insisted, 'Children, how hard it is [Some witnesses insert: for those who trust in riches.] to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.' 26They were more astonished than ever, and said to one another, 'Then who can be saved?' 27Jesus looked at them and said, 'For men it is impossible, but not for God; to God everything is possible.'
28At this Peter spoke. 'We here', he said, 'have left everything to become your followers.' 29Jesus said, 'I tell you this: there is no one who has given up home, brothers or sisters, mother, father or children, or land, for my sake and for the Gospel, 30who will not receive in this age a hundred times as much-houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and land—and persecutions besides; and in the age to come eternal life. 31But many who are first will be last and the last first.'

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
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