New American Standard Bible
And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.
King James Bible
And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
Darby Bible Translation
and they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many infirm, and healed them.
World English Bible
They cast out many demons, and anointed many with oil who were sick, and healed them.
Young's Literal Translation
and many demons they were casting out, and they were anointing with oil many infirm, and they were healing them.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Cast out many devils - See the notes at Matthew 4:24.
And anointed with oil ... - Anointing with oil was in common use among the Jews in cases of sickness. It was supposed to have a mild, soothing, and alleviating effect on the body. In James 5:14, the elders of the church, in connection with prayer, were directed also to anoint the sick with "oil." See the notes at that passage. It was also used in wounds. See the notes at Isaiah 1:6. The good Samaritan poured oil and wine into the wounds of the waylaid Jew, Luke 10:34. Josephus says that, in the last sickness of Herod, his physicians commanded him to be anointed with oil. It need not be supposed, however, that the apostles used oil for mere "medical" purposes. It was used, probably, like the imposition of hands, or like our Saviour's anointing the eyes of the blind with clay; also as a sign, in expectation of imparting that aid and comfort from God which was sought, and which was "represented" by the soothing and gentle effect of oil.
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The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them.
Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
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