15Immediately, when the entirecrowdsaw Him, they were 1amazed and began running up to greet Him.
And He asked them, "What are you discussing with them?"17
And one of the crowdanswered Him, "Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute;
and awhenever it seizes him, it bslams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and cstiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it."
And He answered them and said, "Ounbelievinggeneration, howlong shall I be with you? Howlong shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!"20
They broughtdthe boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spiritthrew him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rollingaround and foaming at the mouth.
And He asked his father, "Howlong has thisbeenhappening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.
"It has oftenthrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, takepity on us and help us!"
And Jesussaid to him, " 'If You can?' 2Allthings are possible to him who believes."24Immediately the boy'sfathercried out and said, "I do believe; help my unbelief."
When Jesussaw that 3a crowd was erapidlygathering, He rebuked the uncleanspirit, saying to it, "You deaf and mutespirit, I fcommand you, come out of him and do not enter him gagain."