New American Standard Bible
When He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, "Why could we not drive it out?"
King James Bible
And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
Darby Bible Translation
And when he was entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Wherefore could not we cast him out?
World English Bible
When he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we cast it out?"
Young's Literal Translation
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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Jesus said unto him, If them canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.'--Mark ix. 23. The necessity and power of faith is the prominent lesson of this narrative of the healing of a demoniac boy, especially as it is told by the Evangelist Mark, The lesson is enforced by the actions of all the persons in the group, except the central figure, Christ. The disciples could not cast out the demon, and incur Christ's plaintive rebuke, which is quite as much sorrow as blame: 'O faithless …
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When He had come back to Capernaum several days afterward, it was heard that He was at home.
And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.
When he had left the crowd and entered the house, His disciples questioned Him about the parable.
But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up.
And He said to them, "This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer."
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