Matthew 17:19
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New International Version
Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"

New Living Translation
Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, "Why couldn't we cast out that demon?"

English Standard Version
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”

Berean Study Bible
Afterward the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"

Berean Literal Bible
Then the disciples, having come to Jesus in private, said, "Why were we not able to cast it out?"

New American Standard Bible
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not drive it out?"

King James Bible
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the disciples approached Jesus privately and said, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"

International Standard Version
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"

NET Bible
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why couldn't we cast it out?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then the disciples came to Yeshua himself alone and they said to him, “Why were we not able to heal him?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, "Why couldn't we force the demon out of the boy?"

New American Standard 1977
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the disciples came to Jesus apart and said, Why could not we cast him out?

King James 2000 Bible
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

American King James Version
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

American Standard Version
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast it out?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then came the disciples to Jesus secretly, and said: Why could not we cast him out?

Darby Bible Translation
Then the disciples, coming to Jesus apart, said [to him], Why were not we able to cast him out?

English Revised Version
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast it out?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

Weymouth New Testament
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked Him, "Why could not we expel the demon?"

World English Bible
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, "Why weren't we able to cast it out?"

Young's Literal Translation
Then the disciples having come to Jesus by himself, said, 'Wherefore were we not able to cast him out?'
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
18Then Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment. 19Afterward the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 20“Because you have so little faith.” He answered. “For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”…
Cross References
Matthew 17:18
Then Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.

Matthew 17:20
"Because you have so little faith." He answered. "For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
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Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

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