New International Version
Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"
King James Bible
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
Darby Bible Translation
Then the disciples, coming to Jesus apart, said [to him], Why were not *we* able to cast him out?
World English Bible
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, "Why weren't we able to cast it out?"
Young's Literal Translation
Then the disciples having come to Jesus by himself, said, 'Wherefore were we not able to cast him out?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Why could not we cast him out? - They were confounded at their want of success - but not at their want of faith, which was the cause of their miscarriage! When the ministers of the Gospel find their endeavors, with respect to some places or persons, ineffectual, they should come, by private prayer, to Christ, humble themselves before him, and beg to be informed whether some evil in themselves have not been the cause of the unfruitfulness of their labors.
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"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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