Matthew 17:14
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New International Version
When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.

New Living Translation
At the foot of the mountain, a large crowd was waiting for them. A man came and knelt before Jesus and said,

English Standard Version
And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him,

Berean Study Bible
When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus and knelt before Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And they having come to the crowd, a man came to Him kneeling down to Him

New American Standard Bible
When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying,

King James Bible
And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they reached the crowd, a man approached and knelt down before Him. "

International Standard Version
As they approached the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, knelt down in front of him,

NET Bible
When they came to the crowd, a man came to him, knelt before him,

New Heart English Bible
And when they came to the crowd, a man came to him, knelt before him,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they came to the multitude, a man came unto him and knelt on his knees.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When they came to a crowd, a man came up to Jesus, knelt in front of him,

New American Standard 1977
And when they came to the multitude, a man came up to Him, falling on his knees before Him, and saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And when they came to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,

American King James Version
And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,

American Standard Version
And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling to him, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was come to the multitude, there came to him a man falling down on his knees before him, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And when they came to the crowd, a man came to him, falling on his knees before him, and saying,

English Revised Version
And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling to him, and saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man kneeling down to him, and saying,

Weymouth New Testament
When they had returned to the people, there came to Him a man who fell on his knees before Him and besought Him.

World English Bible
When they came to the multitude, a man came to him, kneeling down to him, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And when they came unto the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling down to him,
Study Bible
The Boy with a Demon
13Then the disciples understood that He was speaking to them about John the Baptist. 14When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus and knelt before Him. 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.…
Cross References
Matthew 17:13
Then the disciples understood that He was speaking to them about John the Baptist.

Mark 9:14
When they returned to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes arguing with them.

Luke 9:37
The next day, when they came down from the mountain, Jesus was met by a large crowd.

Acts 21:5
But when our time there had ended, we set out on our journey. All the disciples, with their wives and children, accompanied us out of the city and knelt down on the beach to pray with us.
Treasury of Scripture

And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,

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Mark 9:14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about …

Luke 9:37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down …

kneeling.

Mark 1:40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down …

Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, …

Acts 10:25,26 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his …

(14) And when they were come to the multitude.--St. Luke states that it was on the next day, the night having apparently been spent on the Mount of Transfiguration. The magic power of the art of Raffaelle has brought into vivid juxtaposition the contrast between the scene of glory above and that of trouble and unrest below, but we must not allow the impression made by the picture to distort our thoughts of the history. The two scenes did not synchronise. The vision was at night, and the descent from the mountain would have carried those who made the journey some way at least into the day that followed.

There came to him a certain man.--St. Mark (Mark 9:14-16) narrates more fully that as our Lord and the three were coming to the disciples, they saw a crowd, and scribes disputing with them; that when the multitude saw this they were astonished, and running to Him, saluted Him; that He then asked, "Why dispute ye with them?" and that this drew forth the answer and the prayer which in St. Matthew's record stands without any prelude.

Verses 14-21. - Healing of the demoniac boy. (Mark 9:16-29; Luke 9:37-42.) The account of the miracle is much curtailed in our Gospel; the fullest narrative is given by St. Mark, to whom we must refer for the complete details. Verse 14. - When they were come to the multitude. St. Luke says this arrival was on "the next day" after the Transfiguration. If this event took place at night, the following morning will be meant. The contrast between the scene on the mountain and that presented by the demoniac below has been seized by Raphael, in his picture of the Transfiguration, at Rome - the last great work that he painted. The upper part of this picture represents Jesus radiant in glory with the heavenly visitants, while the lower panel shows the agonized father, surrounded by the unbelieving crowd, bringing his tortured son to the apostles, who stand helpless and discredited. The painter has, indeed, sacrificed fact to dramatic effect (as the two events were not synchronous); but the lesson enforced thereby is most impressive, and lays holds of the imagination, showing different phases of the life of Christ, and the realms of light and darkness. There came to him a certain man. Things had not gone well while Jesus and the three chief apostles were away on the mount. As during the absence of Moses at Sinai the people had fallen into idolatry (Exodus 32.), so now, when their Master and their leaders were withdrawn, the nine apostles bad faltered in faith and failed in exercising the miraculous powers bestowed upon them. Kneeling down to him. Directly the father saw Christ coming, he disengaged himself from the crowd and ran to meet him. And when they were come to the multitude,.... Which was on the next day, as in Luke 9:37 when Christ and his three disciples, Peter, James, and John, came down from the mount to the other nine, with whom the multitude of the people were; during their stay on the mountain,

there came to him a certain man; who was, as Mark says, "one of the multitude"; and as Luke, "a man of the company": who had applied to the nine disciples on the behalf of his son, but without success, and was waiting till Christ came from the mount; who when he saw him, made up to him, and

kneeling down to him in the manner of a supplicant, doing him homage and worship; hereby showing his great esteem of him, and veneration for him,

and saying the following words: Mt 17:14-23. Healing of a Demoniac Boy—Second Explicit Announcement by Our Lord of His Approaching Death and Resurrection. ( = Mr 9:14-32; Lu 9:37-45).

The time of this section is sufficiently denoted by the events which all the narratives show to have immediately preceded it—the first explicit announcement of His death, and the transfiguration—both being between His third and His fourth and last Passover.

Healing of the Demoniac and Lunatic Boy (Mt 17:14-21).

For the exposition of this portion, see on [1322]Mr 9:14-32.

Second Announcement of His Death (Mt 17:22, 23).17:14-21 The case of afflicted children should be presented to God by faithful and fervent prayer. Christ cured the child. Though the people were perverse, and Christ was provoked, yet care was taken of the child. When all other helps and succours fail, we are welcome to Christ, may trust in him, and in his power and goodness. See here an emblem of Christ's undertaking as our Redeemer. It encourages parents to bring children to Christ, whose souls are under Satan's power; he is able to heal them, and as willing as he is able. Not only bring them to Christ by prayer, but bring them to the word of Christ; to means by which Satan's strong-holds in the soul are beaten down. It is good for us to distrust ourselves and our own strength; but it is displeasing to Christ when we distrust any power derived from him, or granted by him. There was also something in the malady which rendered the cure difficult. The extraordinary power of Satan must not discourage our faith, but quicken us to more earnestness in praying to God for the increase of it. Do we wonder to see Satan's bodily possession of this young man from a child, when we see his spiritual possession of every son of Adam from the fall!
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