Mark 9:29

“And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Mark 9:29

And hee said vnto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer, and fasting.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He said to them, "This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, This kind can come out by nothing, save by prayer.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Nothing will make this sort come out but prayer.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, This kind can go out by nothing but by prayer and fasting.
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
- Webster's Bible

An evil spirit of this kind, He answered, "can only be driven out by prayer."
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting."
- World English Bible

And thei yeden fro thennus, and wente forth in to Galile; and thei wolden not, that ony man wiste.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said to them, `This kind is able to come forth with nothing except with prayer and fasting.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Mark 9:29

Wesley's Notes for Mark 9:29

9:30 They passed through Galilee - Though not through the cities, but by them, in the most private ways. He was not willing that any should know it: for he taught his disciples - He wanted to be alone with them some time, in order to instruct them fully concerning his sufferings. The Son of man is delivered - It is as sure as if it were done already. #Mt 17:22|; Lu 9:44.

People's Bible Notes for Mark 9:29

Mr 9:29 Can come forth by nothing, but by prayer. "Fasting" is omitted in the Revised Version, but placed in the margin. The faith which will be effectual must be a faith exercised in prayer. The work of the Church is still to cast out devils, the unclean spirits of worldliness, selfishness, greed, infidelity, lust, intemperance, Sabbath-breaking. These still defy the ordinary efforts and faith of God's people. We have faith enough for ordinary duties, for some giving, for prayer-meetings, for building churches; but there is a work which ordinary faith cannot do. How shall we get that higher faith? By prayer and fasting. By such an earnestness that we forget the needs of the body.

Discussion for Mark 9:29

  • Amos on Mark 9:29
    fasting is humility in practice!
  • Hayden Smith on Mark 9:29
    I agree with Les Browns comment.

    Also, I suggest we look back to the event. 9 disciples left behind while Jesus took Peter, James and John up the mountain. On there return they find an argument is in full swing. Theologies rendering the authority of the disciples ineffective?

    Jesus rebuke is not to be ignored!

    Wicked and perverse generation... The word perverse implies that those involved in the attempt to heal and also the pursuing theological debate were more interested in themselves, their reputations and glory than they were in the plight of the boy and his father.
    I can hear them judging the boy and the father... Who sinned.
    Jesus did not come to condemn but to set the captives free... When the church gets suckered into a cause hunt, we fail to exercise the authority Christ has given.
    Judge not lest ye be judged!
    Now... Jesus didn't fast... He often prayed, but not for this boy... He didn't upbraid the father for his lack of faith... And Jesus is our example!
    The usefulness of fasting is not an increase in our authority, it is useful in reducing us. Getting our religious and theological biases out of the way and turning us towards the work of God... Set the captives free!
  • Harry Whyte on Mark 9:29
    Only the corrupt texts omit fasting or the entire verse: Omitted by some in c/r (Mt 17:21) but it is in all mss in (Mk 9:29) except the corrupt "Vatican" mss which comes from Rome ! The omission causes doubt to the integrity of the Scriptures and endangers those who would "take away" from God's Word (Rev 22:18-19)
  • Les brown on Mark 9:29
    I think some translations left the word "fasting"out because it didn't belong in the verse.
    Mathew 17:21 was also left out entirely by some translations or wasn't noted in italicize as being added for the same reason.
    Jesus told the disciples it was because of their little faith that they couldn't cast out the spirit not because they didn't fast.In fact Jesus is not going to scold the disciple for something he didn't require them to do.Mat 9:14 Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
    Mat 9:15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast.
  • Joan miller on Mark 9:29
    i am so sad to see that some versions ommitt the word, *fasting*,....this was extreemly important, along with prayer... or Jesus would not have said it. we are not to take away anything from the Bible.


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