It can be painful, embarrassing and humiliating. If you answer it, I will tell you where I got the right to do these things. Mark 9:1, ESV: "And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”" Μὴ κωλύετε, forbid him not) Let them give heed to these words, who tie down spiritual gifts to a canonical succession. Contemporary English Version Jesus answered, "I have just one question to ask you. Mark 9:23, CSB: "Jesus said to him, "'If you can'? Failure can make us bitter or it may make us better. Mark 9:39. Is it not generally so, before Satan relinquishes his power over a soul of which he has long had possession? Good News Translation Mark 9:29 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Mark 9:29, NIV: "He replied, 'This kind can come out only by prayer.'" But the answer to their question, as given in Mt 17:20, 21 is fuller: "And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief. - That is a mistake I don’t need to repeat. See also Matthew 16:28 and Mark 9:1 for the parallel quotes. Forbid not, if there should meet you again either that same person, or another like him.— ταχὺ, hastily) For the soul is secured against doing so by the sense of [His] miraculous power. Mark 9:29 And he said to them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question; then answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Mark 9:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Mark 9:1, NIV: "And he said to them, 'Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.'" We can take it as instructive and corrective and learn from it. Mark 9:14-29 Introduction: 1) Failure is never fun and defeat is seldom something we take delight in. He may have been making an ironic rebuke to a father and a crowd who have placed their faith (and doubt) in the disciples instead of God. Answer: Luke 9:27 says, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God." And he (Christ) asked, How long is it, &c. And our response can be life changing, altering our destiny. Everything is possible for the one who believes."" And when he saw him — When the child saw Jesus, being brought to him by his father: when his deliverance was at hand; immediately the spirit tore him — Made his last, grand effort to destroy him. Question: "Was Jesus’ statement to the disciples in Luke 9:27 (also Matthew 16:28; Mark 9:1) incorrect?" [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Jesus' words have been translated several different ways. Mark 9:20-22. What does Mark 9:23 mean? Mark 9:29, ESV: "And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”" Mark 9:29, KJV: "And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting."