https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/mark-9.html. omit the whole verse. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. "Commentary on Mark 9:29". BibliographyGill, John. This demon may be considered as an emblem of deeply rooted vices, and inveterate habits, over which the conquest is not generally obtained, but through extraordinary humiliations. Synopsis. 1879-90. Matthew 17:21. Neither he nor they were hopeful of cure. It is clearly a late addition to help explain the failure. This miracle teaches that it takes the power of faith to overcome the enemy (Matthew 17:20; Mark 9:19, 23-24).Why had the nine disciples failed? "Commentary on Mark 9:29". BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. 1999. Mt. gives a much simpler answer, which may be regarded as interpreting Mk, Διὰ τὴν ὀλιγοπιστίαν. They enquired of him privately why they could not, that wherein they were defective might be made up another time, and they might not again be thus publicly shamed and he told them (Mark 9:29), This kind can come forth by nothing but prayer and fasting. A WH R not by the Syriac. Go to, And He said to them, "This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer. These withdrawals of Jesus into the solitude of the desert or the mountain, these hours in which He was alone with the Father, are but another name for those exercises of prayer, fasting, meditation, communion with God, without which it is not possible to eradicate from the soul those influences of sin which destroy its harmony and undermine its strength. (2) ‘Matthew (Matthew 17:21) gives our Lord’s answer more fully. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". “Spirits of such malignity were quick to discern the lack of moral power and would yield to no other” (ibid.). Christ’s example.—Christ’s own practice corresponds with His warnings and injunctions. Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. (2-3) Jesus is transfigured before His disciples. And he said unto them,.... Matthew, besides the following reason, assigns another, as given by our Lord, why they could not cast out the foul spirit, which was their unbelief; of which they were guilty in some sort, as well as the Jews, and the father of the child; but Mark omits it, and only relates this as the reason; this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting; which they had not observed; See Gill on Matthew 17:21. The journey to God's mountain, 6:1-10:52. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Mark 9:29". See on Mark 11:23. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/mark-9.html. What γένος? His first words are, “Because of your unbelief.” In this, the latter part of His answer, He takes the Apostles yet farther back, namely to the cause of their want of faith. This kind. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. IX. (Read Mark 9:14-29) The father of the suffering youth reflected on the want of power in the disciples; but Christ will have him reckon the disappointment to the want of faith. "Commentary on Mark 9:29". The widely diffused addition και νηστείᾳ may be safely rejected as an early interpolation in the interests of asceticism. "Commentary on Mark 9:29". Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 9:14-29 The father of the suffering youth reflected on the want of power in the disciples; but Christ will have him reckon the disappointment to the want of faith. And he said unto them Matthew, besides the following reason, assigns another, as given by our Lord, why they could not cast out the foul spirit, which was their unbelief; of which they were guilty in some sort, as well as the Jews, and the father of the child; but Mark omits it, … Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. Renewal 1960. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". Now the three disciples and Jesus return from the mountain and find the remaining disciples arguing with Jewish scribes. "Commentary on Mark 9:29". Omitted by LT [Tr. ] The exorcist? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/mark-9.html. 1905. 1865-1868. Mark 9:29. δύναται, can) That is, by no means can you cast out this class of enemies, save with the accompaniment of prayer and fasting. The assurance also occurs there, which was repeated Matthew 21:21, where see notes. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Everyone who comes to the Saviour for help has need of offering this prayer. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Here the internal evidence is as strong as the external. "For verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you" (Mark 9:20). 1897. 1832. 1871-8. BibliographyJ. "E.W. ; or, at the divine grandeur of Christ rising upon them daily. sometimes gives his interpretation of Christ’s words as having been actually spoken; see on Mark 9:1, Mark 8:29. ἐν προσευχῇ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/mark-9.html. Mark 9:14–29 follows the transfiguration, where Peter, James, and John went up a mountain with Jesus and saw a display of His glory as God. "Commentary on Mark 9:29". Mark 9:14-29 I Want to Do It Myself. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Bibliography"Commentary on Mark 9:29". But even if it were overwhelming, fasting would, in its essence, be implied” (Morison on Mark). Mark 9 – The Transfiguration A. Jesus is transfigured. 1917. See on Mark 11:23. ; or, at the divine grandeur of Christ rising upon them daily. On the part of those who would exorcise the demon. Mt. Used by Permission. Lord - This word here signifies merely "master," or "sir," as it does often in the New Testament. But the answer to their question, as given in Matthew 17:20, Matthew 17:21 is fuller: “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief. Do we ask despairingly how it is that we have not been able to cast it out? Cf. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/mark-9.html. 1876. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. Share Flipboard Email Print De Agostini / Biblioteca Ambrosiana / Getty Images Christianity. note. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Matthew 17:20 has “because of your little faith” (oligopistian). Prayer and fasting - See on Matthew 17:21; (note). But the answer to their question, as given by Matthew (Matthew 17:1-27), is more full: "And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief" [ apistian (Greek #570). "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". By The Rev. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". BibliographyScofield, C. I. II. 1. The Lord’s saying here (if the doubtful words are to stand) is rather for their after guidance, than their present; for they could not fast while He was with them, ch. This case is related by both Matthew and Luke, but it is greatly amplified in Mark's account, and many new circumstances related. "Commentary on Mark 9:29". Mark 9:29. ‘This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.’. “They had trusted to the semi-magical power with which they thought themselves invested” (Swete). 29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. "Commentary on Mark 9:29". When a demoniac was brought to the disciples to be healed, were they to say, “We must first fast for so many hours”? The words ‘and fasting’ are to be omitted. For verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20). : This is one of the texts which very soon became misunderstood, the ascetic addition, καὶ νηστείᾳ, being at once a proof and a cause of misunderstanding. Of course nothing is implied about the power to cast out evil spirits and work miracles in later times. 1914. But it is needless and also untrue. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. But by prayer and fasting] The cause why they could not cure the child, was unbelief; the cure of unbelief is sought and wrought by fasting and prayer.