|| Mark 10:26, 27; Luke 18:26, 27
MT19:25 But having heard this the disciples were considerably shocked and so asked: “Then who in reality can be saved?” MT19:26 Jesus studied them carefully, and then answered, “From a human standpoint this is impossible; but, any thing is possible for God!”
 Considerably shocked: Or, KJV: exceedingly amazed; RHM: greatest astonishment; KNX: great bewilderment; GDSP: completely astounded. One would think from a human standpoint that if a rich man could not succeed (someone with the wherewithal) then who could?
 Saved: We must remember here this is the view of the disciples. We must not create a doctrinal idea based on the limited understanding of immature Christians. Jesus has used “Life” and “Realm of Heaven.” The young rabbi has used the phrase “everlasting life.” None of this may be on the mark.
 Jesus studied them carefully: Or, KJV: Jesus beheld them; KNX: Jesus fastened his eyes on them; NEB: looked them in e face; RHM: looking intently. We long to behold this penetrating gaze as the Nazarene proceeds to state an important truth.
 From a human standpoint this is impossible: Or, KJV: with man this is impossible; KNX: such a thing is impossible to man’s powers; PME: humanly speaking it is impossible.
 Any thing is possible for God: The inference is this: it is not impossible for a rich man to be saved but it would require a miracle from God.