The Demon-possessed Boy

14 (A)When they came to the crowd, a man came up to [a]Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying, 15 [b]Lord, have mercy on my son, because he (B)has seizures and suffers terribly; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.” 17 And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.” 18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was healed [c]at once.

19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20 And He *said to them, “Because of your meager faith; for truly I say to you, (C)if you have faith [d]the size of (D)a mustard seed, you will say to (E)this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and (F)nothing will be impossible for you.[e]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 17:14 Lit Him
  2. Matthew 17:15 Or Sir
  3. Matthew 17:18 Lit from that hour
  4. Matthew 17:20 Lit like
  5. Matthew 17:20 Late mss add (traditionally v 21): But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting