Mark 9:21
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New International Version
Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered.

King James Bible
And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.

Darby Bible Translation
And he asked his father, How long a time is it that it has been like this with him? And he said, From childhood;

World English Bible
He asked his father, "How long has it been since this has come to him?" He said, "From childhood.

Young's Literal Translation
And he questioned his father, 'How long time is it since this came to him?' and he said, 'From childhood,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When he saw him the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, etc. - When this demon saw Jesus, he had great rage, knowing that his time was short; and hence the extraordinary convulsions mentioned above.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

How.

Mark 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

Job 5:7 Yet man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Luke 8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living on physicians, neither could be healed of any,

Luke 13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, see, these eighteen years...

John 5:5,6 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years...

John 9:1,20,21 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth...

Acts 3:2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful...

Acts 4:22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was showed.

Acts 9:33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.

Acts 14:8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, weak in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:

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
Mark 9:20
So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.

Mark 9:22
"It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."

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