Mark 9:20

“And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they brought him vnto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him, and he fel on the ground, and wallowed, foming.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he {began} rolling around and foaming {at the mouth.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him grievously; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they took him to him: and when he saw him, the spirit in him straight away became violent; and he went down on the earth, rolling about and streaming at the lips.
- Basic English Bible

And they brought him to him. And seeing him the spirit immediately tore him; and falling upon the earth he rolled foaming.
- Darby Bible

And they brought him to him: and when he saw him, immediately the spirit tore him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed, foaming.
- Webster's Bible

So they brought him to Jesus. And the spirit, when he saw Jesus, immediately threw the youth into convulsions, so that he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth.
- Weymouth Bible

They brought him to him, and when he saw him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground, wallowing and foaming at the mouth.
- World English Bible

And he axide his fadir, Hou longe `is it, sith this `hath falle to hym? And he seide, Fro childhode;
- Wycliffe Bible

and they brought him unto him, and he having seen him, immediately the spirit tare him, and he, having fallen upon the earth, was wallowing -- foaming.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 9:20


9:20 When he saw him - When the child saw Christ; when his deliverance was at hand. Immediately the spirit tore him - Made his last grand effort to destroy him. Is it not generally so, before Satan is cast out of a soul, of which he has long had possession?


Discussion for Mark 9

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    At the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow. Christ reminds us in this chapter that if we call on Him, He will answer and at the mention of His Name, we can do what ordinarily, we are unable to do.
  • A disciple
    "And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief." Unbelief is a moral error; not a weakness! Where in the whole Bible did you ever read, that God sympathized with, or "understood" their stubbornness and disobedience? Feeling pain, and seeing and experiencing apparent contradictions of evil; does not change the truth of the LORD.
  • Breeze
    Just read this the other day in my devotions. It's good to be encouraged. Do we believe God is willing and able? This is most certainly where I struggle, which is ironic when we call oursleves "believers." But faith can be grown if we act on what we do believe
  • Geraldine Bulos
    Yes, by faith God can move mountains...
  • I AM
    But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. Little children and soldiers in Christ Jesus, Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
  • Irene123
    V.24 - Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief". What an absolutely beautiful prayer; he was honest with Jesus.

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