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.
King James Bible
And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
Darby Bible Translation
And one out of the crowd answered him, Teacher, I brought to thee my son, who has a dumb spirit;
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A dumb spirit - That is, a demon who afflicted those in whom it dwelt with an incapacity of speaking. The spirit itself could not be either deaf or dumb. These are accidents that belong only to organized animate bodies. See this case explained, Matthew 17:14 (note), etc.
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One star differeth from another star in glory.--I COR. 15:41. By the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all.--Be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who …
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The Lenten Fast.
While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
"What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.
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 out the spirit, but they could not."
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