Mark 9:24
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New International Version
Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"

King James Bible
And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

Darby Bible Translation
And immediately the father of the young child crying out said [with tears], I believe, help mine unbelief.

World English Bible
Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears, "I believe. Help my unbelief!"

Young's Literal Translation
and immediately the father of the child, having cried out, with tears said, 'I believe, sir; be helping mine unbelief.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Lord, I believe - The word Lord is omitted by ABCDL, both the Syriac, both the Arabic later Persic, Ethiopic, Gothic, and three copies of the Itala. Griesbach leaves it out. The omission, I think, is proper, because it is evident the man did not know our Lord, and therefore could not be expected to accost him with a title expressive of that authority which he doubted whether he possessed, unless we grant that he used the word κυριε after the Roman custom, for Sir.

Help thou mine unbelief - That is, assist me against it. Give me a power to believe.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


2 Samuel 16:12 It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.


2 Kings 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer...

Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with you, and a sojourner...

Psalm 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Jeremiah 14:17 Therefore you shall say this word to them; Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease...

Luke 7:38,44 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head...

Acts 10:19,31 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said to him, Behold, three men seek you...

2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that you should be grieved...

2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy;

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

Hebrews 12:17 For you know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance...


Luke 17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Philippians 1:29 For to you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

2 Thessalonians 1:3,11 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

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 9:23
"'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes."

Mark 9:25
When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."

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