New Living Translation
Afterward, when Jesus was alone in the house with his disciples, they asked him, "Why couldn't we cast out that evil spirit?"
King James Bible
And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
Darby Bible Translation
And when he was entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Wherefore could not we cast him out?
World English Bible
When he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we cast it out?"
Young's Literal Translation
And he having come into the house, his disciples were questioning him by himself -- 'Why were we not able to cast it forth?'
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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'
When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home.
One time Jesus entered a house, and the crowds began to gather again. Soon he and his disciples couldn't even find time to eat.
Then Jesus went into a house to get away from the crowd, and his disciples asked him what he meant by the parable he had just used.
But Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet, and he stood up.
Jesus replied, "This kind can be cast out only by prayer."
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