Luke 1:37
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English Standard Version
For nothing will be impossible with God.”

King James Bible
For with God nothing shall be impossible.

American Standard Version
For no word from God shall be void of power.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because no word shall be impossible with God.

English Revised Version
For no word from God shall be void of power.

Webster's Bible Translation
For with God nothing will be impossible.

Weymouth New Testament
For no promise from God will be impossible of fulfilment."

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Vincent's Word Studies

With God nothing shall be impossible (σὐκ ἀδυνατήσει παρὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ πᾶν ῥῆμα)

Ῥῆμα, word, as distinguished from λόγος, word, in classical Greek, signifies a constituent part of a speech or writing, as distinguished from the contents as a whole. Thus it may be either a word or a saying. Sometimes a phrase, as opposed to ὄνομα, a single word. The distinction in the New Testament is not sharp throughout. It is maintained that ῥῆμα in the New Testament, like the Hebrew gabar, stands sometimes for the subject-matter of the word; the thing, as in this passage. But there are only two other passages in the New Testament where this meaning is at all admissible, though the word occurs seventy times. These are Luke 2:15; Acts 5:32. "Kept all these things" (Luke 2:19), should clearly be sayings, as the A. V. itself has rendered it in the almost identical passage, Luke 2:51. In Acts 5:32, Rev. gives sayings in margin. In Luke 2:15, though A. V. and Rev. render thing, the sense is evidently saying, as appears both from the connection with the angelic message and from the following words, which has come to pass: the saying which has become a fact. The Rev. rendering of this passage is, therefore, right, though a little stilted: No word of God shall be void of power; for the A. V. errs in joining οὐκ and πᾶν, not every, and translating nothing. The two do not belong together. The statement is, Every (πᾶν) word of God shall not (οὐκ) be powerless. The A. V. also follows the reading, παρὰ τῷ Θεῷ, with God; but all the later texts read παρὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ, from God, which fixes the meaning beyond question.

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Luke 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Genesis 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return to you, according to the time of life...

Numbers 11:23 And the LORD said to Moses, Is the LORD's hand waxed short? you shall see now whether my word shall come to pass to you or not.

Job 13:2 What you know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior to you.

Jeremiah 32:17,27 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm...

Zechariah 8:6 Thus said the LORD of hosts; If it be marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days...

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking on them said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to his glorious body...

Cross References
Genesis 18:14
Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son."

2 Kings 3:18
This is a light thing in the sight of the LORD. He will also give the Moabites into your hand,

Jeremiah 32:17
Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

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

Luke 1:36
And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.

Luke 1:38
And Mary said, "Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

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