Mark 9:28 {27}
Good News Translation
After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive the spirit out?"

Contemporary English Version
After Jesus and the disciples had gone back home and were alone, they asked him, "Why couldn't we force out that demon?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was come into the house, his disciples secretly asked him: Why could not we cast him out?

New American Bible
When he entered the house, his disciples asked him in private, “Why could we not drive it out?”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And when he was come into the house, his disciples secretly asked him: Why could not we cast him out?

asked.

Mark 4:10,34 And when he was alone, the twelve that were with him asked him the parable. . . .

Matthew 13:10,36 And his disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables? . . .

Matthew 15:15 And Peter answering, said to him: Expound to us this parable.

Why.

Matthew 17:19,20 Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For, amen I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain: Remove from hence hither, and it shall remove: and nothing shall be impossible to you. . . .

Context
The Boy with an Evil Spirit
27But Jesus taking him by the hand, lifted him up. And he arose. 28And when he was come into the house, his disciples secretly asked him: Why could not we cast him out? 29And he said to them: This kind can go out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.…
Cross References
Mark 2:1
And again he entered into Capharnaum after some days.

Mark 3:20
And they come to a house, and the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

Mark 7:17
And when he was come into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked him the parable.

Mark 9:27
But Jesus taking him by the hand, lifted him up. And he arose.

Mark 9:29
And he said to them: This kind can go out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

Additional Translations
After Jesus had gone into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”

And He having entered into the house, His disciples were asking Him in private, "Why were we not able to cast it out?"

And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?

And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, How is it that we could not cast it out?

And when he was entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Wherefore could not we cast him out?

And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, saying, We could not cast it out.

And when he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?

After the return of Jesus to the house His disciples asked Him privately, "How is it that we could not expel the spirit?"

When he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we cast it out?"

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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