New International Version
Many of them said, "He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?"
King James Bible
And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
Darby Bible Translation
but many of them said, He has a demon and raves; why do ye hear him?
World English Bible
Many of them said, "He has a demon, and is insane! Why do you listen to him?"
Young's Literal Translation
and many of them said, 'He hath a demon, and is mad, why do ye hear him?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He hath a devil, and is mad - So, then, a demoniac and a madman were not exactly the same in the apprehension of the Jews; no more than the effect is the same with the cause which produces it. Some will have it that, when the Jews told our Lord that he had a demon, they meant no more than that he was deranged; but here these matters are evidently distinguished. They believed him to be possessed by a demon, who deranged his faculties, and that he must have been a wicked man, and a deceiver, thus to be put under the power of such a spirit.
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I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.--JOHN 10:10. In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.--She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.--If by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by …
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December 10 Morning
The Shepherd of Our Souls.
On the Words of the Gospel, John x. 14, "I am the Good Shepherd," Etc. Against the Donatists.
The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the LORD; you should put any maniac who acts like a prophet into the stocks and neck-irons.
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'
When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."
"You are demon-possessed," the crowd answered. "Who is trying to kill you?"
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