"it being easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven"

This infamous line first appears in Matthew 19:24. When Jesus is preaching to the multitude, a young man asks what he must do in order to enjoy eternal life. Jesus replies that he must not only observe the Ten Commandments but sell all his property and give the profits to the poor. This injunction leaves the man, who is wealthy, sorely disappointed and the Apostles astonished.