New Living Translation
One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, "Teacher, I brought my son so you could heal him. He is possessed by an evil spirit that won't let him talk.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:17 And one of the multitude answering - The scribes gave no answer to our Lord's question. They did not care to repeat what they had said to his disciples. A dumb spirit - A spirit that takes his speech from him.
Library'Salt in Yourselves'
'Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.'--Mark ix. 50. In the context 'salt' is employed to express the preserving, purifying, divine energy which is otherwise spoken of as 'fire.' The two emblems produce the same result. They both salt--that is, they cleanse and keep. And if in the one we recognise the quick energy of the Divine Spirit as the central idea, no less are we to see the same typified under a slightly different aspect in the other. The fire transforms into its own substance …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
'This is My Beloved Son: Hear Him'
When they left, a demon-possessed man who couldn't speak was brought to Jesus.
"What is all this arguing about?" Jesus asked.
And whenever this spirit seizes him, it throws him violently to the ground. Then he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast out the evil spirit, but they couldn't do it."
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