Matthew 17:21

Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Howbeit, this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

["But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.]"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`But this kind goeth not out save by prayer and fasting.'
- American Standard Version (1901)

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- Basic English Bible

But this kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting.
- Darby Bible

However, this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting.
- Webster's Bible

But an evil spirit of this kind is only driven out by prayer and fasting."
- Weymouth Bible

But this kind doesn't go out except by prayer and fasting."
- World English Bible

And whilis thei weren abidynge togidere in Galilee, Jhesus seide to hem, Mannus sone schal be bitraied in to the hondis of men;
- Wycliffe Bible

and this kind doth not go forth except in prayer and fasting.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 17:21


17:21 This kind of devils - goeth not out but by prayer and fasting - What a testimony is here of the efficacy of fasting, when added to fervent prayer! Some kinds of devils the apostles had cast out before this, without fasting.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 17:21


Mt 17:21 This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. Compare Mr 9:29. Only by devout waiting before the Lord for strength. Such strength is always needful to the victories of faith. Often, too, we have demons, envy, pride, covetousness, a revengeful spirit, that must be cast out by prayer.

Discussion for Matthew 17:21

  • Prayer and fasting must be the believers life style.You prepare yourself in power and strength and this is only made possible by prayer and fasting.We are only able to drive away or cast out devils by the ability of power we possess in the inner man.If you are not able to cast them out,it means you are not used to fasting and prayer.Remember that Jesus will always go on the mountain ....to pray So you dont wait for a sick person to appear before you ...determine the demon and go away into fasting ,maybe before you would have come the person will die The book says ..when thou fails in the day of adversity thy strength is small. It means the strength of the apostles were small to deal with that demon So fast and pray to prepare yourself against that day Remember also that you cannot pray and fast without Faith. BLESSED
  • Philip Charismatician socherah for verse 21
    Thats True!!! When i fast with God on my side i see His Greatness!!!
  • EMMANUEL KOFI OBENG for verse 21
    Why did New International Version and New Living Translation bibles not record verse 21
  • This kind goeth out but by prayer and fasting. The subject here is Unbelief faith v20
  • This kind OF UNBELIEF does not go out but by prayer and fasting! And THAN this kind of devil goes also out
  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 21
    Unbelief itself is a devil that hinders any spiritual progress.it is removed throu ' prayer and fasting.

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