Matthew 19:11
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New International Version
Jesus replied, "Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.

New Living Translation
"Not everyone can accept this statement," Jesus said. "Only those whom God helps.

English Standard Version
But he said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given.

Berean Study Bible
"Not everyone can accept this word," Jesus answered, "but only those to whom it has been given.

Berean Literal Bible
And He said to them, "Not all receive this word, but only those to whom it has been given.

New American Standard Bible
But He said to them, "Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He told them, "Not everyone can accept this saying, but only those it has been given to.

International Standard Version
"Not everyone can accept this saying," he replied, "except those to whom celibacy has been granted,

NET Bible
He said to them, "Not everyone can accept this statement, except those to whom it has been given.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said to them, “Not every man can receive this saying, except he to whom it is given.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He answered them, "Not everyone can do what you suggest. Only those who have that gift can.

New American Standard 1977
But He said to them, “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he said unto them, Everyone cannot receive this word, except those unto whom it is given.

King James 2000 Bible
But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, only they to whom it is given.

American King James Version
But he said to them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who said to them: All men take not this word, but they to whom it is given.

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

English Revised Version
But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, but they to whom it is given.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And he said to them, 'All do not receive this word, but those to whom it hath been given;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
19:3-12 The Pharisees were desirous of drawing something from Jesus which they might represent as contrary to the law of Moses. Cases about marriage have been numerous, and sometimes perplexed; made so, not by the law of God, but by the lusts and follies of men; and often people fix what they will do, before they ask for advice. Jesus replied by asking whether they had not read the account of the creation, and the first example of marriage; thus pointing out that every departure therefrom was wrong. That condition is best for us, and to be chosen and kept to accordingly, which is best for our souls, and tends most to prepare us for, and preserve us to, the kingdom of heaven. When the gospel is really embraced, it makes men kind relatives and faithful friends; it teaches them to bear the burdens, and to bear with the infirmities of those with whom they are connected, to consider their peace and happiness more than their own. As to ungodly persons, it is proper that they should be restrained by laws, from breaking the peace of society. And we learn that the married state should be entered upon with great seriousness and earnest prayer.
Study Bible
Teachings about Divorce
10His disciples said to Him, “If this is the case between a man and his wife, it is better not to marry.” 11“Not everyone can accept this word, Jesus answered, “but only those to whom it has been given. 12For there are eunuchs who were born that way; others were made that way by men; and still others live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”…
Cross References
Matthew 13:11
He replied, "The knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

Matthew 19:10
His disciples said to Him, "If this is the case between a man and his wife, it is better not to marry."

Matthew 19:12
For there are eunuchs who were born that way; others were made that way by men; and still others live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it."

1 Corinthians 7:7
I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.
Treasury of Scripture

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

1 Corinthians 7:2,7,9,17,35 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, …

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