Mark 9:24

“And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And straightway the father of the child cried out and said with teares, Lord, I beleeue, helpe thou mine vnbeliefe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Immediately the boy's father cried out and said, "I do believe; help my unbelief."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Straightway the father of the child cried out, and said, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Straight away the father of the child gave a cry, saying, I have faith; make my feeble faith stronger.
- Basic English Bible

And immediately the father of the young child crying out said [with tears], I believe, help mine unbelief.
- Darby Bible

And immediately the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief.
- Webster's Bible

Immediately the father cried out, "I do believe: strengthen my weak faith."
- Weymouth Bible

Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears, "I believe. Help my unbelief!"
- World English Bible

And whanne Jhesus hadde seyn the puple rennynge togidere, he manasside the vnclene spirit, and seide to hym, Thou deef and doumbe spirit, Y comaunde thee, go out fro hym, and entre no more in to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and immediately the father of the child, having cried out, with tears said, `I believe, sir; be helping mine unbelief.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 9:24


9:24 Help thou mine unbelief - Although my faith be so small, that it might rather be termed unbelief, yet help me.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 9:24


Mr 9:24 Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief. The spark of faith has been kindled; if his faith is not strong, he prays the Lord to give him stronger faith. So should always pray the doubting Christian. If your faith is weak, cry for help.

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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