Matthew 17:20

“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus said vnto them, Because of your vnbeliefe: for verily I say vnto you, If yee haue faith as a graine of mustard seed, yee shall say vnto this mountaine; Remoue hence to yonder place: and it shall remoue, and nothing shall be vnpossible vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He *said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he saith unto them, Because of your little faith: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he says to them, Because of your little faith: for truly I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Be moved from this place to that; and it will be moved; and nothing will be impossible to you.
- Basic English Bible

And he says to them, Because of your unbelief; for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard [seed], ye shall say to this mountain, Be transported hence there, and it shall transport itself; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say to you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say to this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
- Webster's Bible

Because your faith is so small, He replied; "for I solemnly declare to you that if you have faith like a mustard-seed, you shall say to this mountain, `Remove from this place to that,' and it will remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "Because of your unbelief. For most certainly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
- World English Bible

but this kynde is not caste out, but bi preiyng and fastyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus said to them, `Through your want of faith; for verily I say to you, if ye may have faith as a grain of mustard, ye shall say to this mount, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible to you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 17:20


17:20 Because of your unbelief - Because in this particular they had not faith. If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed - That is, the least measure of it. But it is certain, the faith which is here spoken of does not always imply saving faith. Many have had it who thereby cast out devils, and yet will at last have their portion with them. It is only a supernatural persuasion given a man, that God will work thus by him at that hour. Now, though I have all this faith so as to remove mountains, yet if I have not the faith which worketh by love, I am nothing. To remove mountains was a proverbial phrase among the Jews, and is still retained in their writings, to express a thing which is very difficult, and to appearance impossible. #Matt 21:21|; Luke 17:6.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 17:20


Mt 17:20 This mountain. Lofty Hermon, in plain sight. Nothing shall be impossible unto you. Upon the condition of perfect faith. Compare Heb 11:1-40. Faith in Christ, faith exercised in fasting and prayer, are the conditions of power.

Discussion for Matthew 17

  • Debbie
    I have been trusting God all the days of my life and he never fails, our hope should be built on Jesus Christ and nothing else. Keep trusting and believing, he is an awesome God. Have a bless day and remember to keep focus on the true God.
  • Lu2677
    Johny, 11-16-15, If I understand your question; all 66 books are the word of God. Every word of God is pure. Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. We have the New Covenant that Jesus gave us in the New Testament. He did not change all things that are in the Old Testament. All 66 books are to be believed. No essentials, no fundamentals. Amen.
  • Dr. Ed
    The old testament was a schoolmaster. Jesus fulfilled most of it , set the law in order. Because the law was so hard to keep. The ten commandments was reinstated. Because they were there before Sinai. They were written by the hand of God.
  • Irene to Johnny on Matt. 17
    Jesus came to 'fullfill' the law and the prophets, not to destroy (Matt. 5:17). had he come to destroy, Moses and Elijah would not have been seen with him. if you obey Jesus commandments - you are obeying the law and law and the prophets. it's all in Jesus now.
  • Irene
    Matthew 17: 3-8; the apostles saw Moses and Elias (o.t. Elijah) with Jesus. Then god spoke from the bright cloud they were to hear Jesus; then when the apostles looked again - there was only Jesus. this signifies that Moses (the law) and Elijah (the prophets) were a shadow of Jesus new testament for mankind, but now Jesus was here - Jesus fulfilled the law and prophets.
  • Johnny
    You mean, you're not prefer to the Old Testament as the words of God? Is there any changes for the words of God in the bible as you thought? It's should not have any different for the words of God, whether in the Old Testament or New Testament. It is my opinion only. Tq