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easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle . . .
« on: August 26, 2011, 02:32:11 PM »
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  • Douay-Rheims Bible:

    It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

    what is rich? disposable income? so if one only need 10k a year to live then making 50k and keeping it all would mean you the "rich man" that the bible talks about?

    or is "rich man" something definite, like top 2% money earners in society?

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    easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle . . .
    « Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 02:57:49 PM »
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  • Here is the Haydock commentary on that verse and the one which followed:

    Ver. 24. It is easier for a camel,[5] &c. This might be a common saying, to signify any thing impossible, or very hard. Some by a camel, would have to be meant a cable, or ship-rope, but that is differently writ in Greek, and here is commonly understood a true camel. (Witham) --- But nothing is impossible to God.

    Ver. 25. They wondered very much. The apostles wondered how any person could be saved, not because all were rich, but because the poor were also included, who had their hearts and affections fixed on riches. (St. Augustine and Nicholas of Lyra.)




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    easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle . . .
    « Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 05:35:20 PM »
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  • say i want an apartment and enough money for food and medical problems ad maybe a little spending money for gadgets.

    so:

    $1500/month rent
    $400/month groceries
    $200/spending money

    and some health insurance plan

    would that be too mucnh?

     

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