Mark 9:17
New International Version
A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.

New Living Translation
One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, “Teacher, I brought my son so you could heal him. He is possessed by an evil spirit that won’t let him talk.

English Standard Version
And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute.

Berean Study Bible
Someone in the crowd replied, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a spirit that makes him mute.

Berean Literal Bible
And one out of the crowd answered Him, "Teacher, I brought to You my son, having a mute spirit;

King James Bible
And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;

New King James Version
Then one of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit.

New American Standard Bible
And one person from the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, because he has a spirit that makes him unable to speak;

NASB 1995
And one of the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute;

NASB 1977
And one of the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute;

Amplified Bible
One of the crowd replied to Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him unable to speak;

Christian Standard Bible
Someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you. He has a spirit that makes him unable to speak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Out of the crowd, one man answered Him, “Teacher, I brought my son to You. He has a spirit that makes him unable to speak.

American Standard Version
And one of the multitude answered him, Teacher, I brought unto thee my son, who hath a dumb spirit;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And one from the crowds answered and said, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, who has a dumb spirit.”

Contemporary English Version
Someone from the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought my son to you. A demon keeps him from talking.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And one of the multitude, answering, said: Master, I have brought my son to thee, having a dumb spirit.

English Revised Version
And one of the multitude answered him, Master, I brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;

Good News Translation
A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, because he has an evil spirit in him and cannot talk.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son. He is possessed by a spirit that won't let him talk.

International Standard Version
A man in the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you. He has a spirit that won't let him talk.

Literal Standard Version
And one out of the multitude answering said, “Teacher, I brought my son to You, having a mute spirit;

NET Bible
A member of the crowd said to him, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that makes him mute.

New Heart English Bible
And one out of the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought to you my son, who has a mute spirit;

Weymouth New Testament
"Rabbi," answered one of the crowd, "I have brought you my son. He has a dumb spirit in him;

World English Bible
One of the multitude answered, "Teacher, I brought to you my son, who has a mute spirit;

Young's Literal Translation
and one out of the multitude answering said, 'Teacher, I brought my son unto thee, having a dumb spirit;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Boy with an Evil Spirit
16“What are you disputing with them?” He asked. 17 Someone in the crowd replied, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a spirit that makes him mute. 18Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. I asked Your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable.”…

Cross References
Matthew 9:32
As they were leaving, a demon-possessed man who was mute was brought to Jesus.

Mark 9:16
"What are you disputing with them?" He asked.

Mark 9:18
Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. I asked Your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable."


Treasury of Scripture

And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought to you my son, which has a dumb spirit;

I.

Mark 5:23
And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

Mark 7:26
The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

Mark 10:13
And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

a dumb.

Mark 9:25
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

Matthew 12:22
Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

Luke 11:14
And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.









(17) A dumb spirit.--This, again, is peculiar to St. Mark, as is also the "gnashing of the teeth" and the "pining" or "withering" in the next verse.

Verse 17. - One of the multitude answered him, Master I brought - the Greek is ἤνεγκα - unto thee my son. He brought his son, expecting to find Jesus; but failing in this, he applied to our Lord's disciples to cast out the evil spirit, but they could not. St. Matthew (Matthew 17:14) says that the man came kneeling to Christ, "and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic." The word in the Greek there is σεληνιάζεται. Etymologically, no doubt, "lunatic" conveys the meaning of the word most nearly. But the graphic description here of St. Mark corresponds exactly to epilepsy, and to epilepsy acted upon by an unclean spirit, who in this instance deprived the sufferer of his speech. Lunatics were so called from the prevailing impression, not without foundation, that the light and the changes of the moon have an influence upon the body, and so act through the body upon the mind. This influence seems to be recognized in Psalm 121:6, "The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Someone
εἷς (heis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

in
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

crowd
ὄχλου (ochlou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

replied,
ἀπεκρίθη (apekrithē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“Teacher,
Διδάσκαλε (Didaskale)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.

I brought
ἤνεγκα (ēnenka)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 5342: To carry, bear, bring; I conduct, lead; perhaps: I make publicly known. A primary verb.

You
σέ (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

son,
υἱόν (huion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

who has
ἔχοντα (echonta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

a spirit
πνεῦμα (pneuma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

[that makes him] mute.
ἄλαλον (alalon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 216: Unable to speak or articulate; speechless. Mute.


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