Mark 9:21

“And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he asked his father, Howe long is it agoe since this came vnto him? And he said, Of a child.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him? And he said, "From childhood."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he asked his father, How long time is it since this hath come unto him? And he said, From a child.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus questioning the father said, How long has he been like this? And he said, From a child.
- Basic English Bible

And he asked his father, How long a time is it that it has been like this with him? And he said, From childhood;
- Darby Bible

And he asked his father, How long is it since this came to him? and he said, From a child.
- Webster's Bible

Then Jesus asked the father, "How long has he been like this?" "From early childhood," he said;
- Weymouth Bible

He asked his father, "How long has it been since this has come to him?" He said, "From childhood.
- World English Bible

and ofte he hath put hym in to fier, and in to watir, to leese hym; but if thou maiste ony thing, helpe vs, and haue merci on vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he questioned his father, `How long time is it since this came to him?' and he said, `From childhood,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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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