Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Luke 18:26

They who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?"
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Rich, the;   Salvation;   The Topic Concordance - Eternal Life;   Following;   Forsaking;   Kingdom of God;   Trust;   Wealth;  
Dictionaries:
Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Wealth;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Hearing the Word of God;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Zacchaeus;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Luke, Gospel of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Perfection;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Common Life;   Discourse;   Salvation;   Wealth (2);   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Chief parables and miracles in the bible;  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

And they that heard it said, Then who can be saved?

Those who asked this rightly understood the impossibility of the camel going through the needle's eye. Jesus at once softened the remark.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/luke-18.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And they that heard it, said, who then can be saved? These were the disciples of Christ, who so said; see Matthew 19:25.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-18.html. 1999.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Then who (και τιςkai tis). Literally, and who. The καιkai calls attention to what has just been said. Wealth was assumed to be mark of divine favour, not a hindrance to salvation.

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The Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Copyright Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board)
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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-18.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

The Fourfold Gospel

And they that heard it said, Then who can be saved1?

  1. And they that heard it said, Then who can be saved? See .

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. These files were made available by Mr. Ernie Stefanik. First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages.
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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-18.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

Scofield's Reference Notes

saved

(See Scofield "Romans 1:16").

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Luke 18:26". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/luke-18.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?

Ver. 26. See Matthew 19:26.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-18.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Poole on "Luke 18:18"

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke 18:26". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/luke-18.html. 1685.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

‘And those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?”

Those who were listening were stood there in amazement. They had grown up to believe that men prospered materially because they were good. Many probably looked on this rich ruler as a model. And if this man with all his privileges and status was actually going to find it difficult to be saved, what chance had others who did not have his advantages? After all his wealth enabled him to be good without having to worry about the financial effect of it, and he would be courted by the religious leaders, and could give generous alms, and gain a good reputation, and in general be good without too much effort. He had every opportunity. But what they failed to see was that man’s heart is so sinful that that is precisely why the rich man would not be good. Because of his wealth, consideration concerning his heart’s condition would never be thrust on him by his problems and needs. He would never be called on to depend on God. That is why God tells us that it is when His judgments are in the earth that men learn righteousness. We need something to shake us out of our apathy.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/luke-18.html. 2013.

The Expositor's Greek Testament

Luke 18:26. , those hearing, a quite general reference to the company present. In Mt. and Mk. the words are addressed to the disciples.— . .: as in Mk., vide notes there.

 

 

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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/luke-18.html. 1897-1910.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

can = is able to.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/luke-18.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?

And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? 'At that rate, how is anyone to be saved?'

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/luke-18.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(26) And they that heard it.—St. Luke’s way of putting the fact suggests the thought either that others may have been present besides the disciples who are named in the other Gospels, or that only some of the disciples heard what had been said.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/luke-18.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
Who
13:23
Reciprocal: Mark 10:24 - astonished;  Mark 10:26 - Who

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 18:26". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-18.html.