26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.”

Read Mark 9:26 Using Other Translations

And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
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."
Then the spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.”