"I said something about a camel and the eye of a needle"
Eye of a needle
Public DomainEye of a needle - Credit: Peng, Wikimedia Commons
A camel
Creative Commons AttributionA camel - Credit: flydime, Flickr

Jesus is reputed to have responded to a rich young man who asked him how to achieve eternal life: 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. (Matthew 19:24)

Slightly different versions of the same statement appear in Luke 18:25 and in Mark 10:25.

It is now believed that camel may be a mis-translation, and that the sentence should read: It is easier for a rope to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.