Matthew 19:11

“But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But hee said vnto them, All men cannot receiue this saying, saue they to whom it is giuen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He said to them, "Not all men {can} accept this statement, but {only} those to whom it has been given.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he said unto them, Not all men can receive this saying, but they to whom it is given.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he said to them, Not all men are able to take in this saying, but only those to whom it is given.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, All cannot receive this word, but those to whom it has been given;
- Darby Bible

But he said to them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.
- Webster's Bible

It is not every man, He replied, "who can receive this teaching, but only those on whom the grace has been bestowed.
- Weymouth Bible

But he said to them, "Not all men can receive this saying, but those to whom it is given.
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, Not alle men taken this word; but to whiche it is youun.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said to them, `All do not receive this word, but those to whom it hath been given;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:11


19:11 But he said to them - This is not universally true; it does not hold, with regard to all men, but with regard to those only to whom is given this excellent gift of God. Now this is given to three sorts of persons to some by natural constitution, without their choice: to others by violence, against their choice; and to others by grace with their choice: who steadily withstand their natural inclinations, that they may wait upon God without distraction.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:11


Mt 19:11 To whom it is given. Only those can receive and live up to this rule who are enlightened by Christianity. The less Christianity, the lower the ideal of marriage. This is the rule everywhere.

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