Mark 9:23

“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus said vnto him, If thou canst beleeue, all things are possible to him that beleeueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus said to him, " 'If You can?' All things are possible to him who believes."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst! All things are possible to him that believeth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to him, If you are able! All things are possible to him who has faith.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus said to him, The 'if thou couldst' is [if thou couldst] believe: all things are possible to him that believes.
- Darby Bible

Jesus said to him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
- Webster's Bible

`If I possibly can!' replied Jesus; "why, everything is possible to him who believes."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
- World English Bible

And anoon the fadir of the child criede with teeris, and seide, Lord, Y bileue; Lord, helpe thou myn vnbileue.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus said to him, `If thou art able to believe! all things are possible to the one that is believing;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 9:23


9:23 If thou canst believe - As if he had said, The thing does not turn on my power, but on thy faith. I can do all things: canst thou believe?


People's Bible Notes for Mark 9:23


Mr 9:23 If thou canst believe. The question is not whether Jesus can, but whether the afflicted father can. Can he have the needful faith in Christ? Faith is the great need.

Discussion for Mark 9

  • A disciple
    Brother Bruce how right you are! You know in Romans 1:18-32; how the Spirit describes the disgusting moral ruin of those who will not have anything to do with knowing the Lord, or any truth? That so describes the unbelievably evil kind of people we see in the News every day here. I can remember when I was first saved, and started learning about the "end times;" its so worse than I ever imagined.
  • Bruce
    How will He answer: Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity: The USA is turning Darker then The World: Only by Accepting The Way of Salvation, by The Blood of The Lamb is there any Hope: No one comes to Christ until: John 6:44/ ask Forgiveness,you will be Washed by The Blood of The Lamb,Baptized with The Holy Ghost: Revelation 1:5, Mark 1:8 / You will be Changed. 2Corinthians 5:17
  • A disciple
    "..Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he follows not us: and we forbade him, because he follows not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not.." Do you ever wonder where all those Church Denominations came from? or how that in the beginning they were without questioning, all of one accord, and one mind, and one heart knit together? How is the Lord going to answer this when He comes?
  • 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