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II. Main Scriptures: Matthew 6:25-34; John 14:1,27; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:6-7:
A-2. Matthew 17:20 – “Little Faith Not Enough” – Part 2 – Session 4 – In REALLY studying Matthew 17:20 in the King James Version (KJV), after I read what Jesus said in Matthew 6:30 about having little faith, that version (KJV) did not use the word “size” for mustard seed. Before I show you how the Scripture read in the KJV for Matthew 17:20, I want to give you a background of Matthew 6:30 – Jesus was responding to the disciples’ question as to why they could not cast the demon out of the boy – Jesus said because of their little faith or unbelief .
This is what Matthew 17:20 say in the KJV, “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (underline added by me).
Matthew 17:20 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) reads, “He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of [a]firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [[b]that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you” (underline added by me).
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks