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

  • Stargazer
    Jesus' ministry was short upon the earth but leaves for us an eternal legacy, adapting the old and including the new. Keep the commandments which Moses hath chiseled upon the rock and which are to be found in the Ark of the covenant. But also sell what thou has that interferes with loving God more than yourself. The cares of this world are mere
    moments, while God's love is eternal. We choose.
  • Insight777
    V21_ Jesus is encouraging people to be industrious, sell your products/services, to enable themselves to have enough money to help the poor after the needs of their family are met. Follow Jesus is to lead a Christian life that includes charity to those in need. Money in excess, being Rich, leads to vanity and false thinking of being "better than" someone that has less money.
  • Wayne
    Christians are to honor their parents as Christ honored his father, who is in heaven.
  • Geraldine cole
    This is the way as a child of Jesus Christ shall live loving and honoring Jesus honoring ours parents because when we honor our parent we honor the word that Jesus told us to do love our children love one another seek peace love the unlovable pray for the unsave make sure we have the Holy Spirit who will lead us to all truth pray always study the word every day help those that need help .
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    May God count us worthy of His Great Kingdom.
  • BSP
    Verses 27 through 29 shows that all the work we are putting in will be rewarded.

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