23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven! 24 Again I say, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God.” 25 The disciples were greatly astonished when they heard this and said, “Then who can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible.” 27 Then Peter said to him, “Look, we have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” 28 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth: In the age when all things are renewed, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. 29 And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
Song of Songs Rabbah 5:2Aggadah
Hark! My BELOVED KNOCKETH: by the hand of Moses, when he said, [And Moses said :] Thus saith the Lord: About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt. OPEN TO ME. R. Jassa said: The Holy One, blessed be He, said to Israel: ‘My sons, present to me an opening of repentance no bigger than the eye of a needle, and I will widen it into openings through which wagons and carriages can pass.’ R. Tanhuma and R. Hunia and R. Abbahu in the name of Resh Lakish said: It is written, Let be (harpu), and know that I am God. Said the Holy One, blessed be He, to Israel: ‘Let go your evil deeds and know that I am God.’
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