Matthew 17:15

Overview - Matthew 17
The transfiguration of Christ.
14 He heals the lunatic,
22 foretells his own passion,
24 and pays tribute.
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Matthew 17:15  (King James Version)
Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.

15:22 Mark 5:22 Mark 5:23 ; 9:22 Luke 9:38-42 ; John 4:46 John 4:47

4:24 Mark 9:17 Mark 9:18 Mark 9:20-22

he is
[Seleniazomai ,] from
[selene ,] the moon, one who was affected with his disorder at the change and full of the moon. This is the case in some kinds of madness and epilepsy. This youth was no doubt epileptic; but it was evidently either produced or taken advantage of by a demon or evil spirit.

for ofttimes
Matthew 8:31 Matthew 8:32 Job 1:10-19 ; 2:7 Mark 5:4 Mark 5:5