New Living Translation
King James Bible
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Darby Bible Translation
But this kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting.
World English Bible
But this kind doesn't go out except by prayer and fasting."
Young's Literal Translation
and this kind doth not go forth except in prayer and fasting.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:21 This kind of devils - goeth not out but by prayer and fasting - What a testimony is here of the efficacy of fasting, when added to fervent prayer! Some kinds of devils the apostles had cast out before this, without fasting.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 19, "Why could not we Cast it Out"? Etc. , and on Prayer.
1. Our Lord Jesus Christ reproved unbelief even in His own disciples, as we heard just now when the Gospel was being read. For when they had said, "Why could not we cast him out?" He answered, "Because of your unbelief."  If the Apostles were unbelievers, who is a believer? What must the lambs do, if the rams totter? Yet the mercy of the Lord did not disdain them in their unbelief; but reproved, nourished, perfected, crowned them. For they themselves, as mindful of their own weakness, said …
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On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 21, "How Oft Shall My Brother Sin against Me," Etc.
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Jesus replied, "This kind can be cast out only by prayer."
After they gathered again in Galilee, Jesus told them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies.
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