New Living Translation
Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, "Why couldn't we cast out that demon?"
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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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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Then Jesus rebuked the demon in the boy, and it left him. From that moment the boy was well.
"You don't have enough faith," Jesus told them. "I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible."
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