New Living Translation
Then the disciples realized he was talking about John the Baptist.
King James Bible
Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Darby Bible Translation
Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the baptist.
World English Bible
Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptizer.
Young's Literal Translation
Then understood the disciples that concerning John the Baptist he spake to them.
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LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 19, "Why could not we Cast it Out"? Etc. , and on Prayer.
1. Our Lord Jesus Christ reproved unbelief even in His own disciples, as we heard just now when the Gospel was being read. For when they had said, "Why could not we cast him out?" He answered, "Because of your unbelief."  If the Apostles were unbelievers, who is a believer? What must the lambs do, if the rams totter? Yet the mercy of the Lord did not disdain them in their unbelief; but reproved, nourished, perfected, crowned them. For they themselves, as mindful of their own weakness, said …
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On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xvii. 21, "How Oft Shall My Brother Sin against Me," Etc.
A Desperate Case --How to Meet It
In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was,
But I tell you, Elijah has already come, but he wasn't recognized, and they chose to abuse him. And in the same way they will also make the Son of Man suffer."
At the foot of the mountain, a large crowd was waiting for them. A man came and knelt before Jesus and said,
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