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Matthew 17:19

    Matthew 17:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast it out?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, Why were we not able to send it out?

    Webster's Revision

    Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast it out?

    World English Bible

    Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, "Why weren't we able to cast it out?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast it out?

    Definitions for Matthew 17:19

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 17:19

    Why could not we cast him out? - They were confounded at their want of success - but not at their want of faith, which was the cause of their miscarriage! When the ministers of the Gospel find their endeavors, with respect to some places or persons, ineffectual, they should come, by private prayer, to Christ, humble themselves before him, and beg to be informed whether some evil in themselves have not been the cause of the unfruitfulness of their labors.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 17:19

    Then came the disciples ... - This inquiry was made in some house to which they retired near the place where the miracle was performed (Mark). Jesus told them, in reply, that it was because of their unbelief that they had not been able to cast him out. They were appalled by the difficulty of the case and the obstinacy of the disease. Their faith would not have made it more easy for God to work this miracle, but such was his will - such the way in which he worked miracles, that he required faith in those who were the instruments.