New Living Translation
"Not everyone can accept this statement," Jesus said. "Only those whom God helps.
King James Bible
But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save 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;
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:11 But he said to them - This is not universally true; it does not hold, with regard to all men, but with regard to those only to whom is given this excellent gift of God. Now this is given to three sorts of persons to some by natural constitution, without their choice: to others by violence, against their choice; and to others by grace with their choice: who steadily withstand their natural inclinations, that they may wait upon God without distraction.
LibraryThe First Last, and the Last First
"But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first."--Matthew 19:30. "So the last shall be first, and the first last."--Matthew 20:16. WE MUST BE SAVED if we would serve the Lord. We cannot serve God in an unsaved condition. "They that are in the flesh cannot please God." It is vain for them to attempt service while they are still at enmity against God. The Lord wants not enemies to wait upon him, nor slaves to grace his throne. We must be saved first; and salvation is all of grace. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
A Treatise on Good Works
Journey to Jerusalem. Concerning Divorce.
He replied, "You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not.
Jesus' disciples then said to him, "If this is the case, it is better not to marry!"
Some are born as eunuchs, some have been made eunuchs by others, and some choose not to marry for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. Let anyone accept this who can."
1 Corinthians 7:7
But I wish everyone were single, just as I am. Yet each person has a special gift from God, of one kind or another.
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