Mark 9:29
New International Version
He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, “This kind can be cast out only by prayer.”

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

Berean Study Bible
Jesus answered, “This kind cannot come out, except by prayer.”

Berean Literal Bible
And He said to them, "This kind is able to go out by nothing except by prayer."

King James Bible
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

New King James Version
So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”

New American Standard Bible
And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by anything except prayer.”

NASB 1995
And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.”

NASB 1977
And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.”

Amplified Bible
He replied to them, “This kind [of unclean spirit] cannot come out by anything but prayer [to the Father].”

Christian Standard Bible
And he told them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And He told them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, This kind can come out by nothing, save by prayer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to them, “This sort cannot come out by anything except by fasting and by prayer.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "Only prayer can force out this kind of demon."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: This kind can go out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, This kind can come out by nothing, save by prayer.

Good News Translation
"Only prayer can drive this kind out," answered Jesus; "nothing else can."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He told them, "This kind of spirit can be forced out only by prayer."

International Standard Version
He told them, "This kind can come out only by prayer and fasting."

Literal Standard Version
And He said to them, “This kind is able to come forth with nothing except with prayer and fasting.”

NET Bible
He told them, "This kind can come out only by prayer."

New Heart English Bible
And he said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting."

Weymouth New Testament
"An evil spirit of this kind," He answered, "can only be driven out by prayer."

World English Bible
He said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting."

Young's Literal Translation
And he said to them, 'This kind is able to come forth with nothing except with prayer and fasting.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Boy with an Evil Spirit
28After Jesus had gone into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 29 Jesus answered, “This kind cannot come out, except by prayer.” 30Going on from there, they passed through Galilee. But Jesus did not want anyone to know,…

Cross References
Matthew 17:21
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Mark 9:28
After Jesus had gone into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"

Mark 9:30
Going on from there, they passed through Galilee. But Jesus did not want anyone to know,


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

This.

Matthew 12:45
Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Luke 11:26
Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

by prayer.

1 Kings 17:20-22
And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son? …

2 Kings 4:33,34
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD…

Matthew 17:21
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

fasting.

Daniel 9:3
And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

Acts 14:23
And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

1 Corinthians 9:27
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.









(29) But by prayer and fasting.--The better MSS. omit the last two words. It is possible that they may have been added, like the "tears" of Mark 9:24, to strengthen the words actually spoken, by bringing in what had been found to bring with it a new intensity of spiritual volition, and therefore of power to rescue human souls from the frenzy and despair into which they had been plunged by the unclean spirits that possessed them. A like addition of "fasting" to prayer, apparently from a like ascetic tendency, is found in 1Corinthians 7:5, where see Note. In St. Matthew both words are found, but some of the most ancient MSS. omit the whole verse. On the whole, however, there is a balance of evidence in their favour; and, as shown in the Note on Matthew 17:21, what they teach is in harmony with other portions of the teaching both of our Lord and His Apostles.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[Jesus] answered,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“This
Τοῦτο (Touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

kind
γένος (genos)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1085: Offspring, family, race, nation, kind. From ginomai; 'kin'.

cannot
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

come out,
ἐξελθεῖν (exelthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

except
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

prayer.”
προσευχῇ (proseuchē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4335: From proseuchomai; prayer; by implication, an oratory.


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