New Living Translation
The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can."
King James Bible
And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
Darby Bible Translation
and often it has cast him both into fire and into waters that it might destroy him: but if thou couldst do anything, be moved with pity on us, and help us.
World English Bible
Often it has cast him both into the fire and into the water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us."
Young's Literal Translation
and many times also it cast him into fire, and into water, that it might destroy him; but if thou art able to do anything, help us, having compassion on us.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:22 If thou canst do any thing - In so desperate a case: Have compassion on us - Me as well as 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'
"Lord, have mercy on my son. He has seizures and suffers terribly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.
"How long has this been happening?" Jesus asked the boy's father. He replied, "Since he was a little boy.
"What do you mean, 'If I can'?" Jesus asked. "Anything is possible if a person believes."
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