New International Version
I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him."
King James Bible
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Darby Bible Translation
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they were not able to heal him.
World English Bible
So I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him."
Young's Literal Translation
and I brought him near to thy disciples, and they were not able to heal him.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thy disciples could not cure him - No wonder, when the cure must be effected by supernatural agency, and they had not faith enough to interest the power of God in their behalf, Matthew 17:20. A spiritual disorder must have a spiritual remedy: natural means, in such cases, signify just - nothing.
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LibraryJanuary 18. "That Take and Give for Me and Thee" (Matt. xvii. 27).
"That take and give for Me and thee" (Matt. xvii. 27). There is a beautiful touch of loving thoughtfulness in the account of Christ's miracle at Capernaum in providing the tribute money. After the reference to Peter's interview with the tax collector, it is added, "When he came into the house Jesus prevented him," that is, anticipated him, as the old Saxon word means, by arranging for the need before Peter needed to speak about it at all, and He sent Peter down to the sea to find the piece of gold …
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"Lord, have mercy on my son," he said. "He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.
"You unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."
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