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.

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