New Living Translation
"How long has this been happening?" Jesus asked the boy's father. He replied, "Since he was a little boy.
King James Bible
And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
Darby Bible Translation
And he asked his father, How long a time is it that it has been like this with him? And he said, From childhood;
World English Bible
He asked his father, "How long has it been since this has come to him?" He said, "From childhood.
Young's Literal Translation
And he questioned his father, 'How long time is it since this came to him?' and he said, 'From childhood,
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CommentaryMark 9:21 Parallel Commentaries
Library'Salt in Yourselves'
'Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.'--Mark ix. 50. In the context 'salt' is employed to express the preserving, purifying, divine energy which is otherwise spoken of as 'fire.' The two emblems produce the same result. They both salt--that is, they cleanse and keep. And if in the one we recognise the quick energy of the Divine Spirit as the central idea, no less are we to see the same typified under a slightly different aspect in the other. The fire transforms into its own substance …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
'This is My Beloved Son: Hear Him'
So they brought the boy. But when the evil spirit saw Jesus, it threw the child into a violent convulsion, and he fell to the ground, writhing and foaming at the mouth.
The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can."
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