Mark 9:22
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New International Version
"It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."

New Living Translation
The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can."

English Standard Version
And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

Berean Study Bible
"It often throws him into the fire or into the water, trying to kill him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."

Berean Literal Bible
And often it casts him both into fire and into waters, that it might destroy him. But if You are able to do anything, having compassion on us, help us."

New American Standard Bible
"It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!"

King James Bible
And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And many times it has thrown him into fire or water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."

International Standard Version
The spirit has often thrown him into fire and into water to destroy him. But if you are able to do anything, have pity on us and help us!"

NET Bible
It has often thrown him into fire or water to destroy him. But if you are able to do anything, have compassion on us and help us."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And many times it has thrown him into fire and into water to destroy him. But if you can do anything, help me, and have mercy on me!”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The demon has often thrown him into fire or into water to destroy him. If it's possible for you, put yourself in our place, and help us!"

New American Standard 1977
“And it has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ofttimes it has cast him into the fire and into the waters to kill him, but if thou canst do any thing, help us, having mercy on us.

King James 2000 Bible
And often it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.

American King James Version
And often it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.

American Standard Version
And oft-times it hath cast him both into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And oftentimes hath he cast him into the fire and into waters to destroy him. But if thou canst do any thing, help us, having compassion on us.

Darby Bible Translation
and often it has cast him both into fire and into waters that it might destroy him: but if thou couldst [do] anything, be moved with pity on us, and help us.

English Revised Version
And oft-times it hath cast him both into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.

Webster's Bible Translation
And often it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.

Weymouth New Testament
"and often it has thrown him into the fire or into pools of water to destroy him. But, if you possibly can, have pity on us and help us."

World English Bible
Often it has cast him both into the fire and into the water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us."

Young's Literal Translation
and many times also it cast him into fire, and into water, that it might destroy him; but if thou art able to do anything, help us, having compassion on us.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:14-29 The father of the suffering youth reflected on the want of power in the disciples; but Christ will have him reckon the disappointment to the want of faith. Very much is promised to our believing. If thou canst believe, it is possible that thy hard heart may be softened, thy spiritual diseases may be cured; and, weak as thou art, thou mayest be able to hold out to the end. Those that complain of unbelief, must look up to Christ for grace to help them against it, and his grace will be sufficient for them. Whom Christ cures, he cures effectually. But Satan is unwilling to be driven from those that have been long his slaves, and, when he cannot deceive or destroy the sinner, he will cause him all the terror that he can. The disciples must not think to do their work always with the same ease; some services call for more than ordinary pains.
Study Bible
The Boy with an Evil Spirit
21Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has this been with him?” “From childhood,” he said. 22“- It often throws him into the fire or into the water, trying to kill him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23“If You can?” echoed Jesus. “All things are possible to him who believes!”…
Cross References
Matthew 17:15
"Lord, have mercy on my son," he said. "He has seizures and is suffering terribly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.

Mark 9:21
Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has this been with him?" "From childhood," he said.

Mark 9:23
"If You can?" echoed Jesus. "All things are possible to him who believes!"
Treasury of Scripture

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Matthew 20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately …

Luke 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, Weep not.

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