Luke 9:40
New International Version
I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not."

New Living Translation
I begged your disciples to cast out the spirit, but they couldn’t do it.”

English Standard Version
And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.”

Berean Study Bible
I begged Your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable.”

Berean Literal Bible
And I begged Your disciples that they might cast it out, and they were not able."

King James Bible
And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.

New King James Version
So I implored Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.”

New American Standard Bible
And I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.”

NASB 1995
"I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not."

NASB 1977
“And I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.”

Amplified Bible
I begged Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.”

Christian Standard Bible
I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they couldn’t.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I begged Your disciples to drive it out, but they couldn't."

American Standard Version
And I besought thy disciples to cast it out; and they could not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I begged of your disciples to cast it out and they could not.”

Contemporary English Version
I begged your disciples to force out the demon, but they couldn't do it."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I desired thy disciples to cast him out, and they could not.

English Revised Version
And I besought thy disciples to cast it out; and they could not.

Good News Translation
I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they couldn't."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I begged your disciples to force the spirit out of him, but they couldn't do it."

International Standard Version
I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they couldn't."

Literal Standard Version
and I implored Your disciples that they might cast it out, and they were not able.”

NET Bible
I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not do so."

New Heart English Bible
I begged your disciples to cast it out, and they could not."

Weymouth New Testament
I entreated your disciples to expel the spirit, but they could not."

World English Bible
I begged your disciples to cast it out, and they couldn't."

Young's Literal Translation
and I besought thy disciples that they might cast it out, and they were not able.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Boy with an Evil Spirit
39A spirit keeps seizing him, and he screams abruptly. It throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It keeps mauling him and rarely departs from him. 40 I begged Your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable.” 41“O unbelieving and perverse generation!” Jesus replied. “How long must I remain with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”…

Cross References
Luke 9:39
A spirit keeps seizing him, and he screams abruptly. It throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It keeps mauling him and rarely departs from him.

Luke 9:41
"O unbelieving and perverse generation!" Jesus replied. "How long must I remain with you and put up with you? Bring your son here."


Treasury of Scripture

And I sought your disciples to cast him out; and they could not.

and they.

Luke 9:1
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

Luke 10:17-19
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name…

2 Kings 4:31
And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked.









Verse 40. - And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not. This appears to have been a case of the deadliest kind of epileptic lunacy. Our Lord distinctly assumes here that the disease in this case was occasioned by an unclean spirit who had taken possession of the suffering child. The whole question of demoniacal possession, its extent, its cause, whether or no it still survives in some of the many mysterious phases of madness, is very difficult. It has been discussed elsewhere (see notes on Luke 4:33 and following verses).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
I begged
ἐδεήθην (edeēthēn)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1189: To want for myself; I want, need; I beg, request, beseech, pray. Middle voice of deo; to beg, i.e. Petition.

Your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

disciples
μαθητῶν (mathētōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

drive it out,
ἐκβάλωσιν (ekbalōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1544: To throw (cast, put) out; I banish; I bring forth, produce. From ek and ballo; to eject.

but
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they were unable.”
ἠδυνήθησαν (ēdynēthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.


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