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Matthew 19:25

    Matthew 19:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the disciples, hearing this, were greatly surprised, saying, Who then may have salvation?

    Webster's Revision

    And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved?

    World English Bible

    When the disciples heard it, they were exceedingly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved?

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 19:25

    Who can be saved? - The question of the disciples seemed to intimate that most people were rich, and that therefore scarcely any could be saved. They certainly must have attached a different meaning to what constitutes a rich man, to what we in general do. Who is a rich man in our Lord's sense of the word? This is a very important question, and has not, that I know of, been explicitly answered. A rich man, in my opinion, is not one who has so many hundreds or thousands more than some of his neighbors; but is one who gets more than is necessary to supply all his own wants, and those of his household, and keeps the residue still to himself, though the poor are starving through lack of the necessaries of life. In a word, he is a man who gets all he can, saves all he can, and keeps all he has gotten. Speak, reason! Speak, conscience! (for God has already spoken) Can such a person enter into the kingdom of God? All, No!!!

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 19:25

    19:25 His disciples were amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? - If rich men, with all their advantages, cannot? Who? A poor man; a peasant; a beggar: ten thousand of them, sooner than one that is rich.