Matthew 17:17
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New International Version
"You unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."

New Living Translation
Jesus said, "You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."

English Standard Version
And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.”

Berean Study Bible
"O unbelieving and perverse generation!" Jesus replied. "How long must I remain with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to Me."

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus answering said, "O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to Me."

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus answered and said, "You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me."

King James Bible
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus replied, "You unbelieving and rebellious generation! How long will I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him here to Me."

International Standard Version
Jesus replied, "You unbelieving and perverted generation! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him here to me!"

NET Bible
Jesus answered, "You unbelieving and perverse generation! How much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I endure you? Bring him here to me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua answered and he said, “Oh, faithless and twisted generation! How long shall I be with you, and how long shall I endure you? Bring him here to me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus replied, "You unbelieving and corrupt generation! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring him here to me!"

New American Standard 1977
And Jesus answered and said, “O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus answered and said, O unfaithful and crooked generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him here to me.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? bring him here to me.

American King James Version
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him here to me.

American Standard Version
And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Jesus answered and said: O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said, O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to me.

English Revised Version
And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither to me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

Weymouth New Testament
"O unbelieving and perverse generation!" replied Jesus; "how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? Bring him to me."

World English Bible
Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said, 'O generation, unstedfast and perverse, till when shall I be with you? till when shall I bear you? bring him to me hither;'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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!
Study Bible
The Boy with a Demon
16I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not heal him.” 17“O unbelieving and perverse generation! Jesus replied. “How long must I remain with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to Me.” 18Then Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:5
"They have acted corruptly toward Him, They are not His children, because of their defect; But are a perverse and crooked generation.

Isaiah 19:14
The LORD has mixed within her a spirit of distortion; They have led Egypt astray in all that it does, As a drunken man staggers in his vomit.

Matthew 17:16
I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not heal him."

Matthew 17:18
Then Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.

Acts 2:40
With many other words he testified, and he urged them, "Be saved from this corrupt generation."

2 Corinthians 11:1
I hope you will bear with a little of my foolishness, but you are already doing that.
Treasury of Scripture

Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him here to me.

O faithless.

Matthew 6:30 Why, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and …

Matthew 8:26 And he said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? …

Matthew 13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Matthew 16:8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said to them, O you of little faith, …

Mark 9:19 He answers him, and said, O faithless generation, how long shall …

Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided …

Luke 9:41 And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how …

Luke 24:25 Then he said to them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that …

John 20:27 Then said he to Thomas, Reach here your finger, and behold my hands; …

Hebrews 3:16-19 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: however, not all that …

how long shall I be.

Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said …

Exodus 16:28 And the LORD said to Moses, How long refuse you to keep my commandments …

Numbers 14:11,27 And the LORD said to Moses, How long will this people provoke me? …

Psalm 95:10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It …

Proverbs 1:22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners …

Proverbs 6:9 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. …

Acts 13:18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.

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