“And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”
King James Version (KJV)
amos's comment on 2014-08-16 23:40:39:
fasting is humility in practice!
Harry Whyte's comment on 2013-10-10 06:43:33:
Only the corrupt texts omit fasting or the entire verse: Omitted by some in c/r (Mt 17:21) but it is in all mss in (Mk 9:29) except the corrupt "Vatican" mss which comes from Rome ! The omission causes doubt to the integrity of the Scriptures and endangers those who would "take away" from God's Word (Rev 22:18-19)
les brown's comment on 2013-04-21 05:48:28:
I think some translations left the word "fasting"out because it didn't belong in the verse.
Mathew 17:21 was also left out entirely by some translations or wasn't noted in italicize as being added for the same reason.
Jesus told the disciples it was because of their little faith that they couldn't cast out the spirit not because they didn't fast.In fact Jesus is not going to scold the disciple for something he didn't require them to do.Mat 9:14 Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
Mat 9:15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast.
joan miller's comment on 2013-03-28 16:54:25:
i am so sad to see that some versions ommitt the word, *fasting*,....this was extreemly important, along with prayer... or Jesus would not have said it. we are not to take away anything from the Bible.