|New International Version (© 2011)|
For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him.
King James Bible
Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
American Standard Version
because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: and no man had strength to tame him.
Young's Literal Translation
because that he many times with fetters and chains had been bound, and pulled in pieces by him had been the chains, and the fetters broken in pieces, and none was able to tame him,
Mark 5:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With fetters and chains - His strength, it appears was supernatural, no kind of chains being strong enough to confine him. With several, this man would have passed for an outrageous madman, and diabolic influence be entirely left out of the question; but it is the prerogative of the inspired penman only, to enter into the nature and causes of things; and how strange is it, that because men cannot see as far as the Spirit of God does, therefore they deny his testimony. "There was no devil; there can be none." Why? "Because we have never seen one, and we think the doctrine absurd." Excellent reason! And do you think that any man who conscientiously believes his Bible will give any credit to you? Men sent from God, to bear witness to the truth, tell us there were demoniacs in their time; you say, "No, they were only diseases." Whom shall we credit? The men sent from God, or you?
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James 3:7,8 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed of mankind...
Mark 5:4 Parallel CommentariesAfterwards Apart Asunder Bands Bound Broken Chained Chains Feet Fetters Foot Fragments Frequently Hand Iron Irons Lay Nobody Often Parted Pieces Plucked Prisoned Quiet Securely Shattered Strength Strong Tame Time Times Tore Torn WrenchedAfterwards Apart Asunder Bands Bound Broken Chained Chains Feet Fetters Foot Fragments Frequently Hand Iron Irons Lay Nobody Often Parted Pieces Plucked Prisoned Quiet Securely Shattered Strength Strong Tame Time Times Tore Torn WrenchedTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Psalm 105:18 They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons,
Mark 5:3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.
Mark 5:5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
Luke 8:29 For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.