Matthew 17:16
New International Version
I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him."

New Living Translation
So I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn't heal him."

English Standard Version
And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.”

Berean Study Bible
I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not heal him.”

Berean Literal Bible
And I brought him Your to disciples, and they were not able to heal him."

New American Standard Bible
"I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him."

King James Bible
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

Christian Standard Bible
I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn't heal him."

Contemporary English Version
I brought him to your disciples, but none of them could heal him."

Good News Translation
I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I brought him to Your disciples, but they couldn't heal him."

International Standard Version
I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn't heal him."

NET Bible
I brought him to your disciples, but they were not able to heal him."

New Heart English Bible
So I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I brought him to your disciples and they were not able to heal him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn't cure him."

New American Standard 1977
“And I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

King James 2000 Bible
And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him.

American King James Version
And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him.

American Standard Version
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

Darby Bible Translation
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they were not able to heal him.

English Revised Version
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

Weymouth New Testament
I have brought him to your disciples, and they have not been able to cure him."

World English Bible
So I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him."

Young's Literal Translation
and I brought him near to thy disciples, and they were not able to heal him.'
Study Bible
The Boy with a Demon
15“Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering terribly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 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.”…
Cross References
Matthew 17:15
"Lord, have mercy on my son," he said. "He has seizures and is suffering terribly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.

Matthew 17:17
"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."

Treasury of Scripture

And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him.

and they.

Matthew 17:19,20
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? …

2 Kings 4:29-31
Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child…

Luke 9:40
And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.







Lexicon
I brought
προσήνεγκα (prosēnenka)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4374: From pros and phero; to bear towards, i.e. Lead to, tender, treat.

him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

to
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

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

disciples,
μαθηταῖς (mathētais)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

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

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

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

heal
θεραπεῦσαι (therapeusai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2323: From the same as therapon; to wait upon menially, i.e. to adore, or to relieve.

him.”
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(16) They could not cure him.--This, then, would seem to have been the subject-matter of debate. The scribes were taunting the disciples, who had probably trusted to their use of the wonted formula of their Master's name, and were now wrangling in their own defence. Neither scribes nor disciples had thought of gaining the spiritual power which might avail by the means which they both recognised as effective.

Verse 16. - I brought him to thy disciples. He had come with the multitude, hoping to find Jesus, and, being disappointed, he had applied to the nine to relieve his misery. When the apostles were sent forth with commission to heal the sick, they returned with joy to report the success of their tour: they cast forth many devils; they noted with glad surprise that the very demons were subject to them in the Name of Jesus (Matthew 10:1; Luke 10:17). It was different now. They could not cure him. What means they used we know not; at any rate, they were ineffectual. The writers who record the failure must be allowed to be truthful and honest. There had been much to depress these disciples. Their Master was absent, gone they knew not whither; how long he would be away they could not tell; the boldest and most trusted of their company were no longer present to cheer them with sympathy, to repel attacks, to stand forth as champions. The scribes' uncompromising disbelief (Mark 9:16) had for the moment obscured their own perfect trust; the atmosphere of infidelity had affected their own breathing; the memory of Christ's words concerning his Passion and death recurred again with dispiriting effect, infusing doubt and disquiet; they bad for the time lost the ardour and confidence which had animated them in their first mission; retaining belief in Christ's claims, they felt a hesitation concerning their own ability; and the conscious weakness in their exorcism nullified its power, and they could do no mighty work. 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!
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