Mark 9:14-29 CSB

The Power of Faith over a Demon

14 When they came to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes disputing with them.

References for Mark 9:14

      15 All of a sudden, when the whole crowd saw Him, they were amazeda and ran to greet Him.

      References for Mark 9:15

        • d 9:15 - Or surprised
          16 Then He asked them, "What are you arguing with them about?"
          17 Out of the crowd, one man answered Him, "Teacher, I brought my son to You. He has a spirit that makes him unable to speak.
          18 Wherever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I asked Your disciples to drive it out, but they couldn't."
          19 He replied to them, "You unbelieving generation! b How long will I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him to Me."

          References for Mark 9:19

            • e 9:19 - Dt 32:5; Mk 6:6; Php 2:15
              20 So they brought him to Him. When the spirit saw Him, it immediately convulsed the boy. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
              21 "How long has this been happening to him?" Jesus asked his father. "From childhood," he said.
              22 "And many times it has thrown him into fire or water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."
              23 Then Jesus said to him, " 'If You can?' c d Everything is possible to the one who believes."

              References for Mark 9:23

                • f 9:23 - Other mss add believe
                • g 9:23 - Jesus appears to quote the father's words in v. 22 and then comment on them.
                  24 Immediately the father of the boy cried out, "I do believe! Help my unbelief."
                  25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly coming together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You mute and deaf spirit, e I command you: come out of him and never enter him again!"

                  References for Mark 9:25

                    • h 9:25 - A spirit that caused the boy to be deaf and unable to speak
                      26 Then it came out, shrieking and convulsing himf violently. The boy became like a corpse, so that many said, "He's dead."

                      References for Mark 9:26

                        • i 9:26 - Other mss omit him
                          27 But Jesus, taking him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up.
                          28 After He went into a house, His disciples asked Him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
                          29 And He told them, "This kind can come out by nothing but prayer [and fasting]." g

                          References for Mark 9:29

                            • j 9:29 - Other mss omit bracketed text