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

New Living Translation
The disciples were astounded. “Then who in the world can be saved?” they asked.

English Standard Version
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”

Berean Study Bible
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”

Berean Literal Bible
And the disciples having heard were exceedingly astonished, saying, "Who then is able to be saved?"

New American Standard Bible
When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, "Then who can be saved?"

New King James Version
When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”

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

Christian Standard Bible
When the disciples heard this, they were utterly astonished and asked, "Then who can be saved?"

Contemporary English Version
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly surprised and asked, "How can anyone ever be saved?"

Good News Translation
When the disciples heard this, they were completely amazed. "Who, then, can be saved?" they asked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the disciples heard this, they were utterly astonished and asked, "Then who can be saved?"

International Standard Version
When the disciples heard this, they were completely astonished. "Who, then, can be saved?" they asked.

NET Bible
The disciples were greatly astonished when they heard this and said, "Then who can be saved?"

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the disciples when they heard, they were greatly amazed and they were saying, “Who then can have life?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He amazed his disciples more than ever when they heard this. "Then who can be saved?" they asked.

New American Standard 1977
And when the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?”

King James 2000 Bible
When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had heard this, the disciples wondered very much, saying: Who then can be saved?

Darby Bible Translation
And when the disciples heard [it] they were exceedingly astonished, saying, Who then can be saved?

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

Webster's Bible Translation
When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

Weymouth New Testament
These words utterly amazed the disciples, and they asked, "Who then can be saved?"

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

Young's Literal Translation
And his disciples having heard, were amazed exceedingly, saying, 'Who, then, is able to be saved?'
Study Bible
The Rich Young Man
24Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 25When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”…
Cross References
Matthew 19:24
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

Matthew 19:26
But Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Treasury of Scripture

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

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Matthew 24:22
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Mark 13:20
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

Luke 13:23,24
Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, …









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

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

disciples
μαθηταὶ (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

heard this
Ἀκούσαντες (Akousantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

{they were} greatly
σφόδρα (sphodra)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4970: Exceedingly, greatly, very much. Neuter plural of sphodros as adverb; vehemently, i.e. In a high degree, much.

astonished
ἐξεπλήσσοντο (exeplēssonto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1605: To strike with panic or shock; I amaze, astonish. From ek and plesso; to strike with astonishment.

[and] asked,
λέγοντες (legontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“Who
Τίς (Tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

then
ἄρα (ara)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 686: Then, therefore, since. Probably from airo; a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive.

can
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

be saved?”
σωθῆναι (sōthēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 4982: To save, heal, preserve, rescue. From a primary sos; to save, i.e. Deliver or protect.
(25) Who then can be saved?--There is an almost child-like na?vete in the question thus asked by the disciples. They, whether among their own people or among strangers, had found the desire of wealth to be the universal passion. Even they themselves, when they had forsaken their earthly goods, had done so (as Peter's question showed but too plainly, Matthew 19:27) as with a far-sighted calculation. They were counting on outward riches in that kingdom as well as outward glory. And now they heard what seemed to them a sweeping condemnation, excluding all who possessed, and, by implication, all who sought after, riches from the kingdom. The feeling which thus showed itself in the disciples has, curiously enough, affected the text of the narrative in St. Mark. What seems an explanatory and softened statement, "How hardly shall they that trust in riches enter into the kingdom of God!" (Mark 10:24), is not found in the best MSS. The omission may have been an accidental error of the copyists, but it is scarcely probable; and its absence from St. Matthew and St. Luke, not less than that it is not our Lord's usual method to soften or explain His teaching, leads to the conclusion that a marginal note, added by some one who felt as the disciples felt, has here found its way into the text.

Verse 25. - Exceedingly amazed. The stern teaching of vers. 23 and 24 thoroughly dismayed and perhaps offended them. Temporal prosperity had in their Law been held forth as the reward of righteousness and obedience, a foretaste of future happiness. They must unlearn this principle. Here, as they understood it, was a doctrine novel, unheard of, unnatural! Fancy the astonishment that would be displayed nowadays if such a sentiment were solemnly propounded in the Stock Exchange, the bank, the market! The apostles could not minimize its import, or say that it might suit other days and other states of society, but was inapplicable to their age and nation. We can do this in the case of many seemingly stringent requirements of the gospel; but they accepted the announcement in its full and simple meaning, and asked in sorrowful wonder, Who then can be saved? If the way to heaven is barred to the rich man, how shall the poor pass therein? The difficulty seemed to apply to everybody. All who are not rich are hoping and struggling to become rich, and therefore fall under the same category. If the apostles thought not of themselves in this question, they were grieved at the reflection that, under the circumstances, the majority of mankind were recklessly endangering their eternal salvation. With their views of a temporal kingdom, the apostles probably were thinking of their own prospects.
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