New American Standard Bible
But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.
King James Bible
But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
Darby Bible Translation
And they remained silent, for by the way they had been reasoning with one another who was greatest.
World English Bible
But they were silent, for they had disputed one with another on the way about who was the greatest.
Young's Literal Translation
and they were silent, for with one another they did reason in the way who is greater;
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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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They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, "He said that because we did not bring any bread."
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And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.
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