Matthew 19:26

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Iesus beheld them, and said vnto them, With men this is vnpossible, but with God al things are possible.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And looking at {them} Jesus said to them, "With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus looking upon `them' said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus, looking at them, said, With men this is not possible; but with God all things are possible.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus, looking on [them], said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
- Darby Bible

But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
- Webster's Bible

Jesus looked at them and said, "With men this is impossible, but with God everything is possible."
- Weymouth Bible

Looking at them, Jesus said, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
- World English Bible

Jhesus bihelde, and seide to hem, Anentis men this thing is impossible; but anentis God alle thingis ben possible.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus having earnestly beheld, said to them, `With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 19:26


19:26 Jesus looking upon them - To compose their hurried spirits. O what a speaking look was there! Said to them - With the utmost sweetness: With men this is impossible - It is observable, he does not retract what he had said: no, nor soften it in the least degree, but rather strengthens it, by representing the salvation of a rich man as the utmost effort of Omnipotence.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 19:26


Mt 19:26 With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. This means that human efforts alone cannot save a man. The young man was zealous in keeping the commandments, but there was a great lack. The grace of God only can save. It can break down the trust in wealth, take away the love of wealth, and fill the heart with the love of Christ. It is "the love of money", not money, that is the root of all evil. See 1Ti 6:10. A pauper may love money as much as a millionaire.

Discussion for Matthew 19

  • One who came
    Jesus of Nazareth, when thou returnest to redeem thy own, beware of false profits and hypocrits who cite you as master but only have evil in their hearts, and those in power who manipulate weak minds to achieve their sinister ends; and bless those who do not think liars are innocent of evil intent but rightly discern truth as thou hast spoken yourself against the corrupt power in 33AD, and come!
  • A disciple
    To: Matthew Chapter 19 - Comment by "Bookreadingismything" on 2/14/2017; Proverbs 14:10 "The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger does not intermeddle with his joy." Our pains and hurts by others matter to the Lord; He knows our sorrows, for they are His sorrows. Forgiving and releasing someone so close, of such a hurt, is a sacrifice of righteousness, and as incense going up to God.
  • A disciple
    Anne; The yielding and surrendering of the will: the part of "walking in the Spirit" that must deny self; the part of "walking in love" that seeks not its own things; thank you for the clarification. When the Lord Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane about to be betrayed, He yielded and surrendered to the evil that was about to come upon Him, as from the Father's hand. His faith worked by love.
  • Anne
    A Disciple: I agree with you about conversion/repentance but surrendering fully to God to me is to live as stated in Gal.2:20.
  • A disciple
    Anne; Where in the Bible do you ever read that the Lord Jesus asks for OUR acceptance? And where ever in the Bible do you read that God says to "surrender" to Him? The word is, REPENTANCE; and it is what we do when we are CONVERTED! You may forgive my bluntness, but that kind of language DOES NOT COME FROM THE WORD OF GOD! If you're really and truly saved, then that means you must be converted!
  • Anne
    Whatever is hindering us from surrendering fully to God, we must get rid of it and with the help of God we can. With God all things are possible.

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