Mark 9:28
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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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'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'
'And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son: hear Him.'--Mark ix. 7. With regard to the first part of these words spoken at the Transfiguration, they open far too large and wonderful a subject for me to do more than just touch with the tip of my finger, as it were, in passing, because the utterance of the divine words, 'This is My beloved Son,' in all the depth of their meaning and loftiness, is laid as the foundation of the two
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Jesus Only!
'They saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.'--Mark ix. 8. The Transfiguration was the solemn inauguration of Jesus for His sufferings and death. Moses, the founder, and Elijah, the restorer, of the Jewish polity, the great Lawgiver and the great Prophet, were present. The former had died and been mysteriously buried, the latter had been translated without 'seeing death.' So both are visitors from the unseen world, appearing to own that Jesus is the Lord of that dim land, and that
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Transfiguration
'And after six days Jesus taketh with Him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and He was transfigured before them. 3. And His raimemt became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. 4. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. 5. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for Thee, and one for Moses,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Mark 2:1
When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home.

Mark 3:20
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.

Mark 7:17
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.

Mark 9:27
But Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet, and he stood up.

Mark 9:29
Jesus replied, "This kind can be cast out only by prayer."

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