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

  • 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.
  • Bookreadingismything
    Yes Lord! One of my favorite verses, of which I was thinking about just the other day. God is SO GOOD : !

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