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 ?' 1Allthings are possible to him who believes."24Immediately the boy'sfathercried out and said, "I do believe ; help my unbelief."
When Jesussaw that 2a 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."26
After crying out and throwing him into terribleconvulsions, it came out; and the boy became so muchlike a corpse that most of them said, "He is dead !"
But Jesustook him by the hand and raised him; and he got up.
When He came3into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately , "Whycould we not drive it out?"
And He said to them, "Thiskindcannotcome out by anything but prayer."