Mark 9:28

“And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him priuately, Why could not we cast him out?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When He came into {the} house, His disciples {began} questioning Him privately, "Why could we not drive it out?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, `How is it' that we could not cast it out?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he had gone into the house, his disciples said to him privately, Why were we unable to send it out?
- Basic English Bible

And when he was entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Wherefore could not *we* cast him out?
- Darby Bible

And when he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
- Webster's Bible

After the return of Jesus to the house His disciples asked Him privately, "How is it that we could not expel the spirit?"
- Weymouth Bible

When he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we cast it out?"
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, This kynde in no thing may go out, but in preier and fastyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he having come into the house, his disciples were questioning him by himself -- `Why were we not able to cast it forth?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for Mark 9:28


Mr 9:28 Why could not we cast him out? His answer first was, according to Matthew, "Because of your belief" (Mt 17:20). The whole difficulty centered in their want of faith. No demon could defy them if only they had faith enough. And then Jesus illustrates the power of faith by showing that even a small amount of active, living faith, like a grain of mustard-seed, could remove "this mountain", perhaps pointing to Mount Hermon, at whose base they were, and which towered in its grandeur above them.

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