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.
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.
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.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If thou canst do any thing - I have brought him to the disciples, and they could not help him. If thou canst do anything, have compassion.
LibraryThe Omnipotence of Faith
Jesus said unto him, If them canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.'--Mark ix. 23. The necessity and power of faith is the prominent lesson of this narrative of the healing of a demoniac boy, especially as it is told by the Evangelist Mark, The lesson is enforced by the actions of all the persons in the group, except the central figure, Christ. The disciples could not cast out the demon, and incur Christ's plaintive rebuke, which is quite as much sorrow as blame: 'O faithless …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Salted with Fire
A Caution against Bigotry
Faith's Dawn and Its Clouds
"Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic and is very ill; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.
And He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.
And Jesus said to him, "'If You can?' All things are possible to him who believes."
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