14 And soon all the people, seeing Jesus, were astonished and struck with fear, and hurrying to him, they greeted him.
15 And he questioned them, "What are you arguing about among yourselves?"
16 And one from the crowd responded by saying: "Teacher, I have brought to you my son, who has a mute spirit.
17 And whenever it takes hold of him, it throws him down, and he foams and gnashes with his teeth, and he becomes unconscious. And I asked your disciples to cast him out, and they could not."
18 And answering them, he said: "O unbelieving generation, how long must I be with you? How long shall I endure you? Bring him to me."
19 And they brought him. And when he had seen him, immediately the spirit disturbed him. And having been thrown to the ground, he rolled around foaming.
20 And he questioned his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" But he said: "From infancy.
21 And often it casts him into fire or into water, in order to destroy him. But if you are able to do anything, help us and take pity on us."
22 But Jesus said to him, "If you are able to believe: all things are possible to one who believes."
23 And immediately the father of the boy, crying out with tears, said: "I do believe, Lord. Help my unbelief."
24 And when Jesus saw the crowd rushing together, he admonished the unclean spirit, saying to him, "Deaf and mute spirit, I command you, leave him; and do not enter into him anymore."
25 And crying out, and convulsing him greatly, he departed from him. And he became like one who is dead, so much so that many said, "He is dead."
26 But Jesus, taking him by the hand, lifted him up. And he arose.
27 And when he had entered into the house, his disciples questioned him privately, "Why were we unable to cast him out?"
28 And he said to them, "This kind is able to be expelled by nothing other than prayer and fasting."
29 And setting out from there, they passed through Galilee. And he intended that no one know about it.
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