“And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.”
King James Version (KJV)
6:5 He could do no miracle there - Not consistently with his wisdom and goodness. It being inconsistent with his wisdom to work them there, where it could not promote his great end; and with his goodness, seeing he well knew his countrymen would reject whatever evidence could be given them. And therefore to have given them more evidence, would only have increased their damnation.
Mr 6:5 He could there do no mighty work. Matthew states the reason: "Because of their unbelief" (Mt 13:58). It was not from want of power, but of the conditions that he required. Those in need of help must either have faith enough to seek his help, or their friends must have faith. As faith is the condition of the salvation of the soul, so Christ required it as a condition of the salvation of the body from disease or death.
And he could there doe no mightie worke, saue that he laid his hands vpon a few sicke folke, and healed them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
- American Standard Version (1901)
And he was unable to do any work of power there, but only to put his hands on one or two persons who were ill, and make them well.
- Basic English Bible
And he could not do any work of power there, save that laying his hands on a few infirm persons he healed [them].
- Darby Bible
And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick persons, and healed them.
- Webster's Bible
And He could not do any miracle there, except that He laid His hands on a few who were out of health and cured them; and
- Weymouth Bible
He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people, and healed them.
- World English Bible
And he myyte not do there ony vertu, saue that he helide a fewe sijk men, leiynge on hem hise hoondis.
- Wycliffe Bible
and he was not able there any mighty work to do, except on a few infirm people having put hands he did heal [them];
- Youngs Literal Bible