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

  • 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.