Mark 9:26

“And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him, and he was as one dead, insomuch that many said, He is dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and {the boy} became so much like a corpse that most {of them} said, "He is dead!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And having cried out, and torn him much, he came out: and `the boy' became as one dead; insomuch that the more part said, He is dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after crying out and shaking him violently, it came out: and the child became like one dead; so that most of them said, He is dead.
- Basic English Bible

And having cried out and torn [him] much, he came out; and he became as if dead, so that the most said, He is dead.
- Darby Bible

And the spirit cried, and rent him severely, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; so that many said, He is dead.
- Webster's Bible

So with a loud cry he threw the boy into fit after fit, and came out. The boy looked as if he were dead, so that most of them said he was dead;
- Weymouth Bible

Having cried out, and convulsed greatly, it came out of him. The boy became like one dead; so much that most of them said, "He is dead."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus helde his hoond, and lifte hym vp; and he roos.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having cried, and rent him much, it came forth, and he became as dead, so that many said that he was dead,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 9:26


9:26 Having rent him sore - So does even the body sometimes suffer, when God comes to deliver the soul from Satan.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 9:26


Mr 9:26 [The spirit] cried, and rent him sore. The evil spirit obeys most reluctantly and seeks to destroy one whom it can no longer use. The paroxysm of departure was fearful, and left the boy exhausted and as dead.

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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