Mark 1:23
New International Version
Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out,

New Living Translation
Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit began shouting,

English Standard Version
And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out,

Berean Study Bible
Suddenly a man with an unclean spirit cried out in the synagogue:

Berean Literal Bible
And immediately there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,

New American Standard Bible
Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

King James Bible
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

Christian Standard Bible
Just then a man with an unclean spirit was in their synagogue. He cried out,

Contemporary English Version
Suddenly a man with an evil spirit in him entered the synagogue and yelled,

Good News Translation
Just then a man with an evil spirit came into the synagogue and screamed,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Just then a man with an unclean spirit was in their synagogue. He cried out,"

International Standard Version
All of a sudden, there was a man in their synagogue who had an unclean spirit! He screamed,

NET Bible
Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,

New Heart English Bible
And just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he shouted,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in their synagogue there was a man who had a vile spirit in him, and he cried out

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At that time there was a man in the synagogue who was controlled by an evil spirit. He shouted,

New American Standard 1977
And just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,

King James 2000 Bible
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

American King James Version
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

American Standard Version
And straightway there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

Darby Bible Translation
And there was in their synagogue a man [possessed] by an unclean spirit, and he cried out

English Revised Version
And straightway there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

Webster's Bible Translation
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

Weymouth New Testament
when all at once, there in their synagogue, a man under the power of a foul spirit screamed out:

World English Bible
Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,

Young's Literal Translation
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,
Study Bible
Jesus Expels an Unclean Spirit
22The people were astonished at His teaching, because He taught as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23Suddenly a man with an unclean spirit cried out in the synagogue: 24“What do You want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”…
Cross References
Mark 1:22
The people were astonished at His teaching, because He taught as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.

Mark 1:24
"What do You want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!"

Mark 1:29
As soon as Jesus and His companions had left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew.

Mark 1:39
So He went throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

Mark 5:2
As soon as Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an unclean spirit came from the tombs and met Him.

Treasury of Scripture

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

a man.

Mark 1:34
And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

Mark 5:2
And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

Mark 7:25
For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:







Lexicon
Suddenly
εὐθὺς (euthys)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2112: Immediately, soon, at once. Adverb from euthus; directly, i.e. At once or soon.

a man
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

an unclean
ἀκαθάρτῳ (akathartō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 169: Unclean, impure. Impure (lewd) or specially, (demonic).

spirit
πνεύματι (pneumati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

cried out
ἀνέκραξεν (anekraxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 349: To shout aloud, cry out. From ana and krazo; to scream up.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

synagogue:
συναγωγῇ (synagōgē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4864: From sunago; an assemblage of persons; specially, a Jewish 'synagogue'; by analogy, a Christian church.
(23) An unclean spirit.--The phrase occurs in all the first three Gospels (not in St. John's), but with special frequency in this. As in most Eastern cities, in both ancient and modern times, madness had an immunity from restraint, and the demoniacs seem to have mingled, if they chose, with the crowd of worshippers in the synagogue.

Verse 23. - And straightway there was in their synagogne a man with an unclean spirit. According to the best authorities, the sentence in the Greek runs thus, Καὶ εὐθὺς η΅ν ἐν τῇ συναγωγῇ αὐτῶν· And straightway there was in their synagogue, etc. This word "straightway" adds much force to the sentence. It marks the immediate effect of our Lord's preaching. A man with an unclean spirit. The words are literally, "a man in an unclean spirit" (ἐν πνεύματι ἀκάθαρτῳ); in his grasp, so to speak; possessed by him. There can be no reasonable doubt as to the personality of this unclean spirit (see Mark 4:24; Mark 12:41). The man was so absolutely in the power of this evil spirit that he seemed to dwell in him; just as the world is said by St. John (1 John 5:19) to lie "in the evil one" (ἐν τῷ πονηρῷ). And he cried out. Who cried out? Surely the unclean spirit, using the possessed man as his instrument. In the case of a true prophet, inspired by the Holy Spirit, he is permitted to use his own gifts, his reason, and even his own particular manner of speech; whereas here a false and lying spirit usurps the organs of speech, and makes them his own. 1:23-28 The devil is an unclean spirit, because he has lost all the purity of his nature, because he acts in direct opposition to the Holy Spirit of God, and by his suggestions defiles the spirits of men. There are many in our assemblies who quietly attend under merely formal teachers; but if the Lord come with faithful ministers and holy doctrine, and by his convincing Spirit, they are ready to say, like this man, What have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth! No disorder could enable a man to know Jesus to be the Holy One of God. He desires to have nothing to do with Jesus, for he despairs of being saved by him, and dreads being destroyed by him. See whose language those speak, that say to the Almighty, Depart from us. This unclean spirit hated and dreaded Christ, because he knew him to be a Holy One; for the carnal mind is enmity against God, especially against his holiness. When Christ by his grace delivers souls out of the hands of Satan, it is not without tumult in the soul; for that spiteful enemy will disquiet those whom he cannot destroy. This put all who saw it upon considering, What is this new doctrine? A work as great often is wrought now, yet men treat it with contempt and neglect. If this were not so, the conversion of a notorious wicked man to a sober, righteous, and godly life, by the preaching of a crucified Saviour, would cause many to ask, What doctrine is this?
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