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 for Matthew 17:15

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 for Matthew 17:15

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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