19. Casting Out a Dumb Spirit
14 And when 1they came to the disciples, 1they saw a great crowd around them, and some 2ascribes disputing with them.
15 And aimmediately, when all the crowd saw Him, they were bamazed, and they ran to Him and greeted Him.
16 And He questioned them, What are you disputing with them?
17 1And aone from the crowd answered Him, bTeacher, I brought to You my son, who has a cdumb spirit;
18 And wherever it seizes him, it 1throws him down, and he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth; and he is wasting away. And I told Your disciples to acast it out, and they were not able.
19 And He answered them and said, 1O unbelieving generation! How long shall I be awith you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.
20 And they brought him to Him. And when it saw Him, the spirit aimmediately bconvulsed him greatly, and falling on the earth, he rolled about, foaming at the mouth.
21 And He questioned his father, How long has this been happening to him? And he said, From childhood.
22 And it has often thrown him both into fire and into water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, 1have compassion on us and help us.
23 And Jesus said to him, 1You say, If You can. All things are possible to him who abelieves.
24 aImmediately, crying out, the father of the child said, I believe; bhelp my unbelief!
25 And Jesus, seeing that a crowd was running together toward them, arebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, bDumb and deaf spirit, I order you, 1come out of him and enter into him no more.
26 And after crying out and aconvulsing him terribly, it came out. And he became as though he were dead so that many said that he died.
27 But Jesus 1atook hold of his hand and raised him, and he stood up.
28 And when He entered into the ahouse, His disciples questioned Him privately, Why were we not able to cast it out?
29 And He said to them, This kind cannot come out by any means except 1prayer.