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

  • Lilian
    And the voice of our Abba Father "Behold this is my Beloved Son whom i will please Hear Ye him. Thank you Father for giving Jesus to us so that we all must have life in abundance. Thank you Jesus for the blood i will praise thee and worship you alone for you are worthy amen hallelujah
  • Irene123
    They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds ..............; Matt. 17:20. Attributed to
  • Lilian
    Faith comes from hearing the words of God and Faith is a gift from God. It is more important to meditate God's word day and night all the desires of thine heart will be added There's always a Healing in God's words it cleanses our body mind heart and soul for God's words are pure. Thanks to Jesus amen
  • Jacoba
    To increase your faith in God, study your Bible. Know who is talking, who they are talking to and in what period of time they were talking in. Change requires a mental change. God has provided the in His written word the things we need to do and think about. Galatians 5: 22 through 26. Strive for the faith once delivered. Jude 3.
  • Harold Perry
    My faith is so small please Lord help my faith. Keep me also from given in to my flesh that the mountains that keep me from You may be moved and cast into the ocean.
  • Bookreadingismything
    Yes Lord! One of my favorite verses, of which I was thinking about just the other day. God is SO GOOD : !