Luke 18:27
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New International Version
Jesus replied, "What is impossible with man is possible with God."

New Living Translation
He replied, "What is impossible for people is possible with God."

English Standard Version
But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

New American Standard Bible
But He said, "The things that are impossible with people are possible with God."

King James Bible
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."

International Standard Version
Jesus replied, "The things that are impossible for people are possible for God."

NET Bible
He replied, "What is impossible for mere humans is possible for God."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua said, “Those things which are impossible with men can happen with God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said, "The things that are impossible for people to do are possible for God to do."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

American King James Version
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

American Standard Version
But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He said to them: The things that are impossible with men, are possible with God.

Darby Bible Translation
But he said, The things that are impossible with men are possible with God.

English Revised Version
But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he said, The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God.

Weymouth New Testament
"Things impossible with man," He replied, "are possible with God."

World English Bible
But he said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

Young's Literal Translation
and he said, 'The things impossible with men are possible with God.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:18-30 Many have a great deal in them very commendable, yet perish for lack of some one thing; so this ruler could not bear Christ's terms, which would part between him and his estate. Many who are loth to leave Christ, yet do leave him. After a long struggle between their convictions and their corruptions, their corruptions carry the day. They are very sorry that they cannot serve both; but if one must be quitted, it shall be their God, not their wordly gain. Their boasted obedience will be found mere outside show; the love of the world in some form or other lies at the root. Men are apt to speak too much of what they have left and lost, of what they have done and suffered for Christ, as Peter did. But we should rather be ashamed that there has been any regret or difficulty in doing it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 27. - And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Yes, impossible, the Divine Teacher repeated, from a man's point of view; impossible from the platform of legal obedience on which the young ruler (ver. 21) had taken his stand, or the Pharisee in his prayer (vers. 11, 12); but it was not impossible with God. He might give this salvation as a perfectly free gift, utterly undeserved, perfectly unmerited, as he did to the prodigal son when he returned, or to the publican when he beat his breast in almost voiceless mourning, or still more conspicuously, not many days later, to the penitent thief dying on the cross.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said,.... That is, Jesus, as the Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions express it:

the things which are impossible with men, are possible with God; See Gill on Matthew 19:26.



Luke 18:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Rich Young Ruler
26They who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?" 27But He said, "The things that are impossible with people are possible with God." 28Peter said, "Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You."…
Cross References
Jeremiah 32:17
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Luke 18:26
Those who heard this asked, "Who then can be saved?"
Treasury of Scripture

And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Genesis 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will …

Job 42:2 I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld …

Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your …

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and …

Zechariah 8:6 Thus said the LORD of hosts; If it be marvelous in the eyes of the …

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; …

Ephesians 1:19,20 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, …

Ephesians 2:4-10 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us…

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