Next day when they came down from the hills he was met by a large crowd.
All at once there was a shout from a man in the crowd: "Master, look at my son, I implore you, my only child! From time to time a spirit seizes him, gives a sudden scream, and throws him into convulsions with foaming at the mouth. It keeps on mauling him, and will hardly let him go! I asked your disciples to cast it out, but they could not!"
Jesus answered, "What an unbelieving and perverse generation! How long shall I be with you and endure you all? Bring your son here."
But before the boy could reach him, the spirit dashed him to the ground and threw him into convulsions.
Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, cured the boy, and gave him back to his father.
And they were all struck with awe at the majesty of God.