New American Standard Bible
For he did not know what to answer; for they became terrified.
King James Bible
For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.
Darby Bible Translation
For he knew not what he should say, for they were filled with fear.
World English Bible
For he didn't know what to say, for they were very afraid.
Young's Literal Translation
for he was not knowing what he might say, for they were greatly afraid.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He wist not - He "knew not." He was desirous of saying something, and he knew not what would be proper.
LibraryThe Omnipotence of Faith
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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Salted with Fire
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Faith's Dawn and Its Clouds
Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!"
And as these were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah "-- not realizing what he was saying.
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