Then Jesus went there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.…
(demoniacal possession): — It is agreed on by all sober interpreters of Scripture that, at this period of the world, God permitted evil spirits to take possession of, and to afflict, individuals to an extent that He did not before and has not since permitted;
(1) to show to all the power and malignity of Satan; and(2) to exhibit the compassionate kindness of the Saviour, and His power to relieve those thus oppressed Often may we, in a spiritual sense, see such a thing nowadays — a believing, godly parent, having an unbelieving, ungodly child, whose heart is held and governed by a wicked spirit. Often, when there is life in the parent's soul, there is death in the child's; light in the parent's understanding, but darkness and ignorance in the child's; love in the parent's heart, but hatred and enmity in the child's. What a painful and afflicting sight to a parent's eyes. And the case may be often reversed!
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.