“Jesus said to him.
‘If you wish
To be perfect,
Sell your possessions!
Give the money
To the poor!
You will have treasure
ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς Εἰ θέλεις τέλειος εἶναι, ὕπαγε πώλησόν σου τὰ ὑπάρχοντα καὶ δὸς πτωχοῖς, καὶ ἕξεις θησαυρὸν ἐν οὐρανοῖς, καὶ δεῦρο ἀκολούθει μοι.
This call to perfection can be found in Mark, chapter 10:21, and Luke, chapter 18:22, but slightly different. Jesus issued his ultimatum (ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς) on how to be perfect or complete (Εἰ θέλεις τέλειος εἶναι). The young man would have to sell his possessions (ὕπαγε πώλησόν σου τὰ ὑπάρχοντα). Then he would have to give the money proceeds to the poor or destitute people (καὶ δὸς πτωχοῖς). He no longer would have earthly wealth, but he would then have a treasure in heaven (καὶ ἕξεις θησαυρὸν ἐν οὐρανοῖς). Finally, he could become a follower or accompany Jesus (καὶ δεῦρο ἀκολούθει μοι). Like many of the sayings in Matthew, Jesus has very high standard and difficult demands. There was no equivocation.
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