Wednesday, June 21, 2017


This verse is from the encounter of Jesus with the rich young man.

Luke 18

18 Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question:

"Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?"

  19 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him.

"Only God is truly good.

20 But to answer your question, you know the commandments:

'You must not commit adultery.

You must not murder.

You must not steal.

You must not testify falsely.

Honor your father and mother.'"

  21 The man replied, "I've obeyed all these commandments since I was young."

  22 When Jesus heard his answer, he said,

"There is still one thing you haven't done.

Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor,

and you will have treasure in heaven.

Then come, follow me."

  23 But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was very rich.

  24 When Jesus saw this,* he said,

"How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!

25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!"

  26 Those who heard this said,

"Then who in the world can be saved?"

  27 He replied, "What is impossible for people is possible with God."

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No matter how you translate it, the power statement Jesus had in that conversation is amazing...

Luke 18:27

"What is impossible from a human perspective is possible with God." Jesus, in Luke 18:21 (NLT, 1st ed.)

But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.” (Amplified)

Jesus answered, “God can do things that are not possible for people to do.” (ERV)

But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (ESV)

Jesus replied, “What men find impossible is perfectly possible with God.” (J B Phillips)

No chance at all,” Jesus said, “if you think you can pull it off by yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust God to do it.” (Message)

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (NIV)

Remember, what is humanly impossible is possible with God. (The Voice)

But Jesus said, `God can do what men cannot do.' (WE)

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