Matthew 17:15
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English Standard Version
said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.

King James Bible
Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.

American Standard Version
Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and suffereth grievously; for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and off-times into the water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic, and suffereth much: for he falleth often into the fire, and often into the water.

English Revised Version
Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and suffereth grievously: for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and oft-times into the water.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic, and grievously distressed; for often he falleth into the fire, and often into the water.

Weymouth New Testament
"Sir," he said, "have pity on my son, for he is an epileptic and is very ill. Often he falls into the fire and often into the water.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Is lunatic (σεληνιάζεται)

Rev., epileptic. The A. V. preserves the etymology of the word (σελήνη, the moon), but lunatic conveys to us the idea of demented; while the Rev. epileptic gives the true character of the disease, yet does not tell us the fact contained in the Greek word, that epilepsy was supposed to be affected by the changes of the moon. See on Matthew 4:24.

Matthew 17:15 Parallel Commentaries

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have.

Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord...

Mark 5:22,23 And, behold, there comes one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet...

Mark 9:22 And often it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us...

Luke 9:38-42 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech you, look on my son: for he is my only child...

John 4:46,47 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman...

for.

Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought to him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments...

Mark 9:17,18,20-22 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought to you my son, which has a dumb spirit...

he is. [Seleniazomai,] from [selene,] the moon, one who was affected with his disorder at the change and full of the moon. This is the case in some kinds of madness and epilepsy. This youth was no doubt epileptic; but it was evidently either produced or taken advantage of by a demon or evil spirit.

for ofttimes.

Matthew 8:31,32 So the devils sought him, saying, If you cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine...

Job 1:10-19 Have not you made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side...

Job 2:7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown.

Mark 5:4,5 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him...

Cross References
Matthew 4:24
So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them.

Matthew 17:16
And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him."

Mark 9:22
And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."

John 18:2
Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, for Jesus often met there with his disciples.

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