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

  • A disciple
    Thank you Tim for your nice reply. I enjoy it very much to spend this time searching and discussing THE MOST IMPORTANT AND PROFITABLE things of the Lord. I come here in the morning after my Bible reading, and when I relax in the evening after work. I look forward to talking again soon.
  • Tim
    Disciple, good point when you wrote, "NOT IN ANY WAY to grant approval, but simply for Public Record.".
    I'm going over to John 5 in a day or so and comment on the healing poll, I'd like to here your comments. I enjoyed our interaction.

  • A disciple
    The question that the Pharisees asked; whether it was lawful in every case to divorce; was a treacherous design to catch the Lord in something said, so they might accuse Him. People want to divorce just because they "can't get along;" and the allowance given by Moses was only with the stipulation that the matter be documented legally; NOT IN ANY WAY to grant approval, but simply for Public Record.
  • Tim
    fornication was the uncleanness in the law Moses gave. and it was given for the hardness of heart. and when Jesus was speaking he was speaking to the Pharisees, and said it was given for the hardness of your heart. Jesus is the true law giver and like Moses when Jesus spoke fornication for remarriage is still for the hard hearted. Jesus didn't change the law. he told us what the uncleanness was.
  • A disciple
    "..Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." It is impossible for men who trust in anything of themselves; who they are, what they are, or in their wealth to be saved. But NOTHING is impossible with God! All hindrances and obstacles and misconceptions can be overcome, and men can be saved when God does it!
  • A disciple
    Tim; Fornication breaks the marriage bond just as if the one had died; and it is the ONLY reason, according to the Lord Jesus, that one may leave its spouse; and a brother or sister is not under bondage in such cases. Adultery, fornication, rape... they are all like murder in God's view! I completely agree with you, that as the Elect of God, who walk in Truth, CHRISTIANS ARE NOT THE HARD HEARTED.

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