New International Version
Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out,
King James 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
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A man with an unclean spirit - This demoniac is only mentioned by Mark and Luke, Luke 4:33. It seems the man had lucid intervals; else he could not have been admitted into the synagogue. Unclean or impure spirit - a common epithet for those fallen spirits: but here it may mean, one who filled the heart of him he possessed with Lascivious thoughts, images, desires, and propensities. By giving way to the first attacks of such a spirit, he may soon get in, and take full possession of the whole soul.
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LibraryWhat 'the Gospel' Is
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.--Mark i. 1 My purpose now is to point out some of the various connections in which the New Testament uses that familiar phrase, 'the gospel,' and briefly to gather some of the important thoughts which these suggest. Possibly the process may help to restore freshness to a word so well worn that it slips over our tongues almost unnoticed and excites little thought. The history of the word in the New Testament books is worth notice. It seldom occurs in those …
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