MARK 9:24

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”

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Mark 9:24 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
straightway εὐθὲως Directly, i.e., at once or soon straightway
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
father πατὴρ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) father
of παιδίου A childling (of either sex), i.e., (properly), an infant, or (by extension) a half-grown boy or girl; figuratively, an immature Christian of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
child παιδίου A childling (of either sex), i.e., (properly), an infant, or (by extension) a half-grown boy or girl; figuratively, an immature Christian child
cried out, κράξας Properly, to "croak" (as a raven) or scream, i.e., (genitive case) to call aloud (shriek, exclaim, intreat) cried out
and said ἔλεγεν Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean said
with μετὰ Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
tears, δακρύων A tear tears
Lord, κύριε Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
I believe; Πιστεύω· To have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e., credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ) believe
help thou βοήθει To aid or relieve help
mine μου Of me mine
unbelief. ἀπιστίᾳ Faithlessness, i.e., (negatively) disbelief (lack of Christian faith), or (positively) unfaithfulness (disobedience) unbelief

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  • 22  And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.

  • 23  Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

  • 24  And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

  • 25  When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

  • 26  And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.




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