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 153  CONVULSIVE  BOY  CURED
  Matt 17 Mark 9 Luke 9

14

And

 14 

And  37  On the next day, 
  when they came   when they came   when they had come down
  to the   to the disciples   from the mountain,
  crowd   they saw a great crowd   a great crowd
      about them    
      and scribes arguing    
      with them.    
   

15

And immediately    
      all the crowd,    
      when they saw him,    
      were greatly amazed,    
  a man came up to him   and ran up to him    
      and greeted him.   met him.
   

16

And he asked them,    
      "What are you discussing    
      with them?"    
  and kneeling before him

17

And

38

And behold
      one of the crowd   a man from the crowd
  said,   answered him,   cried,

15

"Lord,   "Teacher,   "Teacher,
      I brought   I beg you
  have mercy on   [see Mark 9:22 below]            to look upon
  my son   my son to you   my son
  for   for   for
  he is    he has   he is my only child;
  an epileptic   a dumb spirit; *    
   

18

and whenever

39

and, behold, a spirit *
      it seizes him,   seizes him,
  and he suffers terribly       and he suddenly cries out,
      it dashes him down;   it convulses him
      and he foams   till he foams
      and grinds his teeth   and shatters him
      and becomes rigid;   and will hardly leave him.
  for often he falls   [see Mark 9:22 below]     
  into the fire        
  and often into the water.        

16

And I brought him   and I asked

40

And I begged
  to your disciples   your disciples   your disciples
      to cast it out   to cast it out
  and they could not   and they were not able.   but they could not.
  heal him.

 

     

17

And Jesus answered

19

And he answered them,

41

Jesus answered
  "O faithless   "O faithless   "O faithless
  and perverse       and perverse
  generation,   generation,   generation,
  how long am I to be   how long am I to be   how long am I to be
  with you?   with you?   with you?
  How long am I to bear   How long am I to bear   and bear
  with you?   with you?   with you?
  Bring him here to me."   Bring him to me."   Bring your son here."
   

20

And they brought the boy

42

While he was coming
      to him;    
      and when the spirit saw him,   the demon tore him
      immediately    
      it convulsed the boy,   and convulsed him.
      and he fell on the ground    
      and rolled about,    
      foaming at the mouth.    
   

21

And Jesus asked his father,    
      "How long    
      has he had this?"    
      And he said,    
      "From childhood.    
  [see Matt 17:15 above] 

22

And it has often cast him    
      into the fire    
      and into the water    
      to destroy him;    
      but if you can do anything,    
  [see Matt 17:15 above]     have pity on us    
      and help us."    
   

23

And Jesus said to him,    
      "If you can!    
      All things are possible    
      to him who believes."    
    24 Immediately    
      the father of the child    
      cried out and said,    
      "I believe;    
      help my unbelief!"    
18 And Jesus

25

And when Jesus saw   But Jesus
      that a crowd came    
      running together,    
  rebuked him   he rebuked the unclean spirit,   rebuked the unclean spirit,
      saying to it,    
      "You dumb and deaf spirit,    
      I command you,    
      come out of him    
      and never enter him again."    
  and the demon

26

And after crying out    
      and convulsing him terribly,    
  came out of him,   it came out,    
  and the boy   and the boy   and healed the boy
  was cured instantly.   was like a corpse    
      so that most of them said,    
      "He is dead."    
   

27

But Jesus took him    
      by the hand    
      and lifted him up,   and gave him back
      and he arose.   to his father.
19 Then 28 And when he had entered    
      the house,    
  the disciples   his disciples    
  came to Jesus privately,   asked him privately,    
  "Why could we not   "Why could we not    
  cast it out?"   cast it out?"    

20

He said to them,

28

And he said to them,

 

 
  "Because of   "This kind cannot    
  your little faith."   be driven out    
      by anything but prayer."    
        43 And all were astonished
          at the majesty of God 

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 Blue  Three texts use same vocabulary.
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel elements in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order
 153   Sequence in synoptic outlines
 
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