New International Version
After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
King James Bible
And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
Darby Bible Translation
And when he was entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Wherefore could not *we* cast him out?
World English Bible
When he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we cast it out?"
Young's Literal Translation
And he having come into the house, his disciples were questioning him by himself -- 'Why were we not able to cast it forth?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I charge thee - Considerable emphasis should be laid on the pronoun: - Thou didst resist the command of my disciples, now I command thee to come out. If this had been only a natural disease, for instance the epilepsy, as some have argued, could our Lord have addressed it, with any propriety, as he has done here: Thou deaf and dumb spirit, come out of him, and enter no more into him? Is the doctrine of demoniacal influence false? If so, Jesus took the most direct method to perpetuate the belief of that falsity, by accommodating himself so completely to the deceived vulgar. But this was impossible; therefore the doctrine of demoniacal influence is a true doctrine, otherwise Christ would never have given it the least countenance or support.
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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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July the Ninth Scholars in Christ's School
The Lenten Fast.
A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.
Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.
After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.
But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer."
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