And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid on the bed.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Her daughter laid upon the bed.—The graphic description, as usual, is characteristic of St. Mark.Romans 1:14. The whole world was considered as divided into Jews and Greeks. Though she might not have been strictly a "Greek," yet she came under this general appellation as a foreigner.
Deaf and Dumb Man Healed (Mr 7:31-37).See Poole on "Mark 7:24"
she found the devil gone out; of her daughter; that she was entirely dispossessed of him, and no more vexed and tormented with him, but in perfect ease, and at rest:
and her daughter laid upon the bed; without any violent motions, convulsions, and tossings to and fro, as before; but composed and still, taking some rest, having been for some time greatly fatigued with the possession. The Ethiopic version reads, "she found her daughter clothed, and sat upon the bed": for persons in these possessions, would often put off their clothes, and tear them in pieces; and were seldom composed, and rarely sat long in a place or posture; but now it was otherwise with her.And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Mark 7:30. βεβλημένον: the emphasis lies on this word rather than on παιδίον (Bengel), as expressing the condition in which the mother found her daughter: lying quietly (“in lecto molliter cubantem sine ullâ jactatione,” Grotius).
It is probable that this interesting incident cannot be fully understood without taking into consideration circumstances not mentioned in the narratives, and which, therefore, it does not fall to the expositor to refer to. On this vide my book, With Open Face, chap. vii.30. she found the devil gone out] Thus the daughter was healed in consequence of the mother’s faith and in answer to her prayers. This is an instance of a cure effected at a distance: other instances are, (1) the nobleman’s son at Capernaum, whom our Lord healed while Himself at Cana (John 4:46), (2) the centurion’s servant (Luke 7:6). The case also of this lonely woman not suffering the Lord “to go” until He had blessed her (comp. Genesis 32:24-32) is the greatest of the three ascending degrees of faith, “as it manifests itself in the breaking through of hindrances which would keep from Christ. The paralytic broke through the outward hindrances, the obstacles of things merely external (Mark 2:4); blind Bartimæus through the hindrances opposed by his fellow-men (Mark 10:48); but this woman, more heroically than all, through apparent hindrances, even from Christ Himself.” Trench on the Miracles, p. 347.Mark 7:30. Ἀπελθοῦσα, departing) in faith.—εὗρε τὴν θυγατέρα βεβλημένην ἐπὶ τῆς κλίνης, καὶ τὸ δαιμόνιον ἐξεληλυθός) See App. Crit. Ed. ii. on this passage. The position of the daughter lying on the bed was showing the great power of the demon, which had taken possession of the girl; and also the greater power of Jesus, who had expelled it. The daughter had previously been deprived of all rest. The mother, however, did not of course find the demon itself, which had gone out; but she found that the demon had gone out, i.e. that such was the state of affairs. The force of the verb, found, rests rather on the participle, ἐξεληλυθὸς, than on the noun, ΤῸ ΔΑΙΜΌΝΙΟΝ.
 τὸ παίδιον βεβλημένον ἐπὶ τὴν κλίνην καὶ τὸ δαιμ. ἐξελ. is the reading of BLΔ. Τὴν θυγατὲρα βεβλ. is substituted by D Vulg. bc. Aa support Rec. Text, τὸ δαιμόνιον ἐξεληλυθὸς, καὶ τὴν θυγατέρα βεβλημένην ἐπὶ τῆς κλινης.—ED. and TRANSL.Verse 30. - There is an inversion in the order of the clauses in this verse, according to the best authorities. The words should run thus: And she went away unto her house, and found the child (τὸ παιδίον) laid upon the bed, and the devil gone out. She found her little daughter set free from the possession, but exhausted by the convulsions which he caused in departing from her; weary with the violence of the struggle, but restful and composed. So the sinful soul, set free from sin by the absolution of Christ, rests upon the couch of a conscience pacified by the blood of Christ, and at peace with God.
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