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

New Living Translation
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”

English Standard Version
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Berean Standard Bible
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus having looked on them, said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

King James Bible
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

New King James Version
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

New American Standard Bible
And looking at them, Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

NASB 1995
And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

NASB 1977
And looking upon them Jesus said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Amplified Bible
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With people [as far as it depends on them] it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

American Standard Version
And Jesus looking upon them said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua gazed at them and he said to them, “This is impossible with the children of men, but everything is possible with God.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus looked straight at them and said, "There are some things people cannot do, but God can do anything."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus beholding, said to them: With men this is impossible: but with God all things are possible.

Good News Translation
Jesus looked straight at them and answered, "This is impossible for human beings, but for God everything is possible."

International Standard Version
Jesus looked at them intently and said, "For humans this is impossible, but for God all things are possible."

Literal Standard Version
And Jesus having earnestly beheld, said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

New American Bible
Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”

NET Bible
Jesus looked at them and replied, "This is impossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible."

New Revised Standard Version
But Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”

New Heart English Bible
Looking at them, Jesus said, "With humans this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Weymouth New Testament
Jesus looked at them and said, "With men this is impossible, but with God everything is possible."

World English Bible
Looking at them, Jesus said, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having earnestly beheld, said to them, 'With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Rich Young Man
25When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 27“Look,” Peter replied, “we have left everything to follow You. What then will there be for us?”…

Cross References
Genesis 18:14
Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you--in about a year--and Sarah will have a son."

1 Samuel 14:6
Jonathan said to the young man bearing his armor, "Come, let us cross over to the outpost of these uncircumcised men. Perhaps the LORD will work on our behalf. Nothing can hinder the LORD from saving, whether by many or by few."

Job 42:2
"I know that You can do all things and that no plan of Yours can be thwarted.

Jeremiah 32:17
"Oh, Lord GOD! You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!

Jeremiah 32:27
"Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too difficult for Me?

Zechariah 8:6
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "If this is impossible in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be impossible in My eyes?" declares the LORD of Hosts.

Matthew 19:25
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, "Who then can be saved?"


Treasury of Scripture

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

but.

Genesis 18:14
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

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

Job 42:2
I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.











(26) Jesus beheld them.--We can surely conceive something of the expression of that look. He had gazed thus on the young ruler, and read his inner weakness. Now, in like manner, he reads that of the disciples; and the look, we may believe, tells of wonder, sorrow, tenderness, anxiety. Those feelings utter themselves in the words that follow, partly in direct teaching, partly in symbolic promises, partly in a parable.

With men this is impossible.--General as the words are in their form, we cannot help feeling that they must have seemed to the disciples to have rebuked their hasty judgment, not only as to the conditions of salvation generally, but as to the individual case before them. He, the Teacher, would still hope, as against hope, for one in whom He had seen so much to love and to admire. Their wider teaching is, of course, that wealth, though bringing with it many temptations, may be so used, through God's grace, as to be a help, not a hindrance, in that deliverance from evil which is implied in the word "salvation."

Verse 26. - But Jesus beheld them (ἐμβλέψας, looking upon them). He turned on his disciples a look full of earnestness, sympathy, and love, soothing their fears and claiming their full attention for a spiritual truth. With men (παρὰ ἀνθρώποις) this is impossible. Men in their own strength, relying on their own natural powers, cannot save their souls or rise superior to the snare of riches. From the entanglements occasioned by wealth, and the lowering effects of its pursuit and enjoyment, the natural man is wholly unable to extricate himself. With God all things are possible. Here is the only solution of the difficulty. With the grace of God, and embracing the calls of his providence, the rich man may be delivered from his dangers, may keep a heart unspotted, may use his wealth to God's glory and his own eternal good. So the impossibility is a conditional one, to be overcome by due recourse to the help of God and the strong hope of the future life. How a rich man may be disciplined and elevated we see in the case of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:8). Many such instances have occurred in our own days, as in all Christian times.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

looked at [them]
Ἐμβλέψας (Emblepsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1689: From en and blepo; to look on, i.e. to observe fixedly, or to discern clearly.

[and] said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“With
Παρὰ (Para)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

man
ἀνθρώποις (anthrōpois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

this
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

impossible,
ἀδύνατόν (adynaton)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 102: Of persons: incapable; of things: impossible; either the inability, or that which is impossible. Passively, impossible.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

with
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

God
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

all things [are]
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

possible.”
δυνατά (dynata)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1415: (a) of persons: powerful, able, (b) of things: possible. From dunamai; powerful or capable; neuter possible.


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