And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again."
And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is dead."
But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why could we not cast it out?"
And he said to them, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer."
They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any one know it;
for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he will rise."
But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to ask him.
And they came to Caper'na-um; and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you discussing on the way?"
But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest.
And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, "If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."
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