Mark 9:17
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Mark 5:23 And sought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death: I pray you, come and lay your hands on her...

Mark 7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she sought 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.

Matthew 17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for often he falls into the fire, and oft into the water.

Luke 9:38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech you, look on my son: for he is my only child.

John 4:47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went to him, and sought him that he would come down, and heal his son...

a dumb.

Mark 9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying to him, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you...

Matthew 12:22 Then was brought to him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, so that the blind and dumb both spoke 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 spoke...

Library
February 2 Evening
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
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Unbelieving Belief
'And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief.'--Mark ix. 24. We owe to Mark's Gospel the fullest account of the pathetic incident of the healing of the demoniac boy. He alone gives us this part of the conversation between our Lord and the afflicted child's father. The poor man had brought his child to the disciples, and found them unable to do anything with him. A torrent of appeal breaks from his lips as soon as the Lord gives
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

July the Ninth Scholars in Christ's School
"He taught His disciples." --MARK ix. 30-37. And my Lord will teach me. He will lead me into "the deep things" of God. There is only one school for this sort of learning, and an old saint called it the Academy of Love, and it meets in Gethsemane and Calvary, and the Lord Himself is the teacher, and there is room in the school for thee and me. But the disciples were not in the mood for learning. They were not ambitious for heavenly knowledge, but for carnal prizes, not for wisdom, but for place.
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Lenten Fast.
"This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer."--ST. MARK ix. 29. You remember the narrative from which I have taken this verse. Jesus, as we read, had just come down from the Mount of Transfiguration, and when He was come to the multitude, a certain man besought him saying, "Have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic and sore vexed, and I brought him to Thy disciples, but they could not cure him." Then Jesus rebuked the devil, and the child was cured from that hour. Thereupon His disciples
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby

Cross References
Matthew 9:32
While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.

Mark 9:16
"What are you arguing with them about?" 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 out the spirit, but they could not."

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