Matthew 17:15

“Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Lord, haue mercie on my sonne, for he is lunatike, and sore vexed: for oft times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic and is very ill; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and suffereth grievously; for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and off-times into the water.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Lord have mercy on my son: for he is off his head, and is in great pain; and frequently he goes falling into the fire, and frequently into the water.
- Basic English Bible

Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic, and suffers sorely; for often he falls into the fire and often into the water.
- Darby Bible

Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic, and grievously distressed; for often he falleth into the fire, and often into the water.
- Webster's Bible

Sir, he said, "have pity on my son, for he is an epileptic and is very ill. Often he falls into the fire and often into the water.
- Weymouth Bible

Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is epileptic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water.
- World English Bible

And Y brouyte hym to thi disciplis, and thei myyten not heele hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and saying, `Sir, deal kindly with my son, for he is lunatic, and doth suffer miserably, for often he doth fall into the fire, and often into the water,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 17:15


17:15 He is lunatic - This word might with great propriety he used, though the case was mostly preternatural; as the evil spirit would undoubtedly take advantage of the influence which the changes of the moon have on the brain and nerves.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 17:15


Mt 17:15 My son; for he is lunatic. "Epileptic", in the Revised Version. The symptoms are those of epilepsy, in this case caused by demoniac possession. The son was a child (Lu 9:38). He was dumb as well as epileptic (Mr 9:18).

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