9:20 So they brought the boy 1 to him. When the spirit saw him, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He 2 fell on the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. 9:21 Jesus 3 asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 9:22 It has often thrown him into fire or water to destroy him. But if you are able to do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 9:23 Then Jesus said to him, “‘If you are able?’ 4 All things are possible for the one who believes.” 9:24 Immediately the father of the boy cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
9:25 Now when Jesus saw that a crowd was quickly gathering, he rebuked 5 the unclean spirit, 6 saying to it, “Mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 9:26 It shrieked, threw him into terrible convulsions, and came out. The boy 7 looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He is dead!”
1 tn Grk “him.”
2 tn Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
3 tn Grk “He”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tc Most
5 tn Or “commanded” (often with the implication of a threat, L&N 33.331).
6 sn Unclean spirit refers to an evil spirit.
7 tn Grk “he”; the referent (the boy) has been specified in the translation for clarity. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.