Read & Study the Bible Online - Bible Portal
Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Matthew 19:26

Salvation possible because it is God's work. As the disciples understood their Lord, he seemed to them to make it impossible for a rich man to become a Christian; and if a rich man could not be a Christian, who could be? They mistook their Master, who, as an effective Teacher, sometimes stated things very strongly, and withheld the qualifications in order to excite thought. The "immensely difficult" is not the "impossible." The impossible, if you can only reckon upon human forces, is not... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Matthew 19:16-30

This account is found also in Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-39.Matthew 19:16One came - This was a young man, Matthew 19:20. He was a ruler (Luke); probably a ruler in a synagogue, or of the great council of the nation; a place to which he was chosen on account of his unblemished character and promising talents. He came running (Mark); evincing great earnestness and anxiety, He fell upon his knees (Mark); not to worship him, but to pay the customary respectful salutation; exhibiting the highest... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Matthew 19:25-26

Matthew 19:25-26. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed The disciples, who had followed their Master in expectation of becoming rich and great, were exceedingly astonished when they heard him declare that it was next to impossible for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. They thought if the rich and the great could not enter his kingdom, he never could have any kingdom at all; and, therefore, they asked one another with great surprise, Who then can be saved If... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Matthew 19:16-30

110. The rich young man (Matthew 19:16-30; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30)A wealthy young man came to Jesus and asked what special deeds he should do to gain eternal life. Jesus responded that there was no need to ask him, because God had already told him in the Ten Commandments what he should do (Matthew 19:16-19). The man boasted that he had kept most of the commandments, but Jesus saw that at least he had failed in the last, which said ‘Do not covet’. While people around him were suffering... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Matthew 19:26

beheld. Greek. emblepo. App-133 . Not the same as verses: in, 27. all things are possible. For eternal life is now "the gift of God" (compare Romans 6:23 ). See also Genesis 18:14 .Job 42:2 (marg). Zechariah 8:6 (Septuagint) Luke 1:37 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Matthew 19:26

And Jesus looking upon them said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.The difficulty, not the impossibility, of salvation for the rich is what Jesus taught. Added to the teaching on the marriage bond which came a little earlier, these strict words of Christ must have appeared as "hard sayings," even to the Twelve. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Matthew 19:3-34

A. Jesus’ instruction of His disciples around Judea 19:3-20:34The primary emphasis in this section of Matthew’s Gospel is Jesus’ instruction of His disciples to prepare them for the future. Specifically, He emphasized the importance of the first becoming last and the last first: humble servanthood (cf. Matthew 19:30; Matthew 20:16). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Matthew 19:3-46

VI. THE OFFICIAL PRESENTATION AND REJECTION OF THE KING 19:3-25:46This section of the Gospel continues Jesus’ instruction of His disciples in preparation for their future (Matthew 19:3 to Matthew 20:34). Then Jesus presented Himself formally to Israel as her King with His triumphal entry (Matthew 21:1-17). This resulted in strong rejection by Israel’s leaders (Matthew 21:18 to Matthew 22:46). Consequently Jesus pronounced His rejection of Israel (ch. 23). Finally He revealed to His disciples... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Matthew 19:23-30

The teaching concerning riches 19:23-30 (cf. Mark 10:23-31; Luke 18:24-30) read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Matthew 19:25-26

The disciples’ amazement was due to the Jewish belief that wealth signified God’s favor. "Saved" is a synonym for entering the kingdom (Matthew 19:24) or obtaining eternal life (Matthew 19:16, cf. Mark 9:43-47). The antecedent of "this" in Matthew 19:26 is salvation (Matthew 19:25). In other words, man cannot save himself (cf. Matthew 19:21). Nevertheless God can save him, and He can do anything else. Jesus characteristically pointed the disciples away from man’s work to God’s work. Joseph of... read more

Group of Brands