Matthew 17:17

“Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then Iesus answered, and said, O faithlesse and peruerse generation, how long shall I bee with you? howe long shal I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus answered and said, "You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither to me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus, answering, said, O false and foolish generation, how long will I be with you? how long will I put up with you? let him come here to me.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus answering said, O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to me.
- Darby Bible

Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
- Webster's Bible

O unbelieving and perverse generation! replied Jesus; "how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? Bring him to me."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus blamede hym, and the deuel wente out fro hym; and the child was heelid fro that our.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus answering said, `O generation, unstedfast and perverse, till when shall I be with you? till when shall I bear you? bring him to me hither;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 17:17


17:17 O unbelieving and perverse generation - Our Lord speaks principally this to his disciples. How long shall I be with you? - Before you steadfastly believe?


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 17:17


Mt 17:17 O faithless and perverse generation. Intended especially for the disciples who had failed in the cure from weakness of faith. How long shall I suffer you? Bear with your shortcomings. Bring him hither to me. The emphasis is upon "me". This act of mercy could have been done by his disciples had they been devout, prayerful and believing.

Discussion for Matthew 17

  • Lilian
    And the voice of our Abba Father "Behold this is my Beloved Son whom i will please Hear Ye him. Thank you Father for giving Jesus to us so that we all must have life in abundance. Thank you Jesus for the blood i will praise thee and worship you alone for you are worthy amen hallelujah
  • Fisherman
    Somewhere on earth is that coin which Peter paid Jesus' taxes with. That coin was the faith of Jesus. His strivings in the garden that day was celestial. He strove with the devil, whose power is immense! The devil never surrenders but retreats when he is rebuked.On earth our faith in God will deliver us from evil. For God is reality and in Him are we blessed. In the devil is only evil. Amen
  • Irene123
    They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds ..............; Matt. 17:20. Attributed to
  • Lilian
    Faith comes from hearing the words of God and Faith is a gift from God. It is more important to meditate God's word day and night all the desires of thine heart will be added There's always a Healing in God's words it cleanses our body mind heart and soul for God's words are pure. Thanks to Jesus amen
  • Jacoba
    To increase your faith in God, study your Bible. Know who is talking, who they are talking to and in what period of time they were talking in. Change requires a mental change. God has provided the in His written word the things we need to do and think about. Galatians 5: 22 through 26. Strive for the faith once delivered. Jude 3.
  • Harold Perry
    My faith is so small please Lord help my faith. Keep me also from given in to my flesh that the mountains that keep me from You may be moved and cast into the ocean.

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