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Reframing Catholic Theological Ethics$

Joseph A. Selling

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198767121

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767121.001.0001

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(p.201) Appendix 1 Parallel Texts from the Synoptic Gospels

(p.201) Appendix 1 Parallel Texts from the Synoptic Gospels

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Reframing Catholic Theological Ethics
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Joseph A. Selling

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The Cost of Discipleship

Matthew 19: 16–22

Mark 10: 17–22

Luke 18: 18–23

(16) And behold, one came up to him, saying,

(17) And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him,

(18) And a ruler asked him,

‘Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?’

‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’

‘Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’

(17) And he said to him, ‘Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good.

(18) And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.

(19) And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.

If you would enter life, keep the commandments.’

(19) You know the commandments:

(20) You know the commandments:

(18) He said to him, ‘Which?’ And Jesus said,

‘You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,

Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud,

Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness,

(19) Honour your father and mother,

and You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’

Honour your father and mother.’

Honour your father and mother.’

(20) The young man said to him, ‘All these I have observed;

(20) And he said to him, ‘Teacher, all these I have observed from my youth.’

(21) And he said, ‘All these I have observed from my youth.’

(21) And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him,

(22) And when Jesus heard it, he said to him,

what do I still lack?’

‘You lack one thing;

‘One thing you still lack.

(21) Jesus said to him, ‘If you would be perfect,

go sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come follow me.’

go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow me.’

Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.’,

(22) When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.

(22) At that saying his countenance fell, and he we went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.

(23) But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich.

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Who Shall Be Saved?

Matthew 19: 23–30

Mark 10: 23–31

Luke 18: 24–30

(23) And Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Truly I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

(23) And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it will be for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!’,

‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!

(24) And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, ‘Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God!,

(24) Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’

(25) It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’

(25) For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’

(25) When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying,

(26) And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him,

(26) Those who heard it said,

‘Who then can be saved?’

‘Then who can be saved?’

‘Then who can be saved?’

(26) But Jesus looked at them and said to them,

(27) Jesus looked at them and said,

(27) But he said,

‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’

‘With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.’

‘What is impossible with man is possible with God.’

(27) Then Peter said in reply, ‘We have left everything and followed you.

(28) Peter began to say to him, ‘We have left everything and followed you.’

(28) And Peter said, ‘We have left our homes and followed you.’

What then shall we have?’

(28) Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel:

(29) And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake,

(29) Jesus said, ‘Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,

(29) And he said to them, ‘Truly I say to you, there is no man who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,

will receive a hundred fold,

(30) who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions,

(30) who will not receive manifold more in this time,

and inherit eternal life.

and in the age to come eternal life.

and in the age to come eternal life.’

(30) But many that are first will be last and the last first.’

(31) But many that are first will be last, and the last first.’

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The Two Great Commandments

Matthew 22: 34–40

Mark 12: 28–34

Luke 10: 25–8 (37)

(34) But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they came together. (35) And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.

(28) And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him,

(25) And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying,

(36) ‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?’

‘Which commandment is the first of all?’

‘Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’

(26) He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? How do you read?’

(37) And he said to him,

(29) Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one;

(27) And he answered,

‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. (38) This is the great and first commandment

(30) and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.”

‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind:

(39) And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

(31) The second is this, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”

and your neighbour as yourself.’

(40) On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.’

There is no other commandment greater than these.’

(32) And the scribe said to him ‘You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that he is one, and that there is no other but he; (33) and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbour as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.’

(34) And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, ‘You are not far from the Kingdom of God.’

(28) And he said to him, ‘You have answered right; do this, and you will live.’

And after that no one dared to ask him any question.

(29) But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’

(p.204) (Luke 10: 30) Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. (31) Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. (32) So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. (33) But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. (35) And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, “Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.” (36) Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbour to the man who fell among the robbers?’ (37) He said, ‘The one who showed mercy on him.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’

Compare:

Deut. 6: 4–5: Hear, O Israel, The Lord is our God, The Lord alone. Therefore, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Lev. 19: 18b: Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your fellow countrymen. You shall love your neighbour as yourself. I am the Lord.