23 A man possessed by an evil spirit is delivered.

Mark 1:21–28; Luke 4:31–37

How often might Jesus have visited the Capernaum synagogue on the Sabbath (Mark 1:21)?

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In seeing the man delivered, why were the people astonished (Mark 1:27)?

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Compared to the teachers of the Law, what was different about Jesus’ teaching (Mark 1:21)?

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How did the evil spirit know who Jesus was (Luke 4:33–34)?

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Why would the evil spirit fear destruction (Luke 4:33–34)?

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Why did Jesus demand silence before commanding the evil spirit to leave the man (Luke 4:35)?

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The evil spirit had the ability to take the man to the ground (Luke 4:35). What kept the man from being injured?

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Was it the evil spirit or the man who shrieked (Mark 1:26)? Why?

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After the evil spirit left, where did it go (Mark 1:26)?

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Do you think the people objected to this work being done on the Sabbath (Mark 1:26)? Why?

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What caused the news to spread so quickly (Mark 1:28)?

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At Capernaum, Jesus entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and began to teach. People were amazed. The authority with which he spoke was nothing like the teachers of the Law.

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Mark 1:21–22 At Capernaum, Jesus entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and began to teach. People were amazed. The authority with which he spoke was nothing like the teachers of the Law.
Luke 4:31–32 Jesus went to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, where he taught on the Sabbath. People were amazed at the authority with which he spoke.
King James

Mark 1:21–22 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
Luke 4:31–32 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

A man possessed by an evil spirit screamed in torment. “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth?” he said. “I know who you are, the Holy One sent from God. Have you come to destroy us?”

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Mark 1:23–24 A man possessed by an evil spirit screamed in torment. “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth?” he said. “I know who you are, the Holy One sent from God. Have you come to destroy us?”
Luke 4:33–34 In the synagogue, a man possessed by an evil spirit screamed in torment. “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth?” he said. “I know who you are, the Holy One sent from God. Have you come to destroy us?”
King James

Mark 1:23–24 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
Luke 4:33–34 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

“Silence!” Jesus said. “Come out of him.”

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Mark 1:25 “Silence!” Jesus said. “Come out of him.”
Luke 4:35 “Silence!” Jesus said. “Come out of him.” The evil spirit threw him to the floor among the people but did him no harm before leaving.
King James

Mark 1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
Luke 4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

The evil spirit shrieked, violently shook the man, and threw him to the floor among the people but did him no harm before leaving.

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Mark 1:26 The evil spirit shrieked and violently shook the man before leaving.
Luke 4:35 “Silence!” Jesus commanded. “Come out of him.” The evil spirit threw him to the floor among the people but did him no harm before leaving.
King James

Mark 1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
Luke 4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

People were astonished and said to one another, “What is going on? What powerful new teaching is this? Even the evil spirits obey him.”

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Mark 1:27 People were astonished and said to one another, “What is going on? What powerful new teaching is this? Even the evil spirits obey him.”
Luke 4:36 People were astonished and said to one another, “What is going on? What powerful new teaching is this? Even the evil spirits obey him.”
King James

Mark 1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
Luke 4:36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

The news quickly spread throughout the region of Galilee.

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Mark 1:28 The news quickly spread throughout the region of Galilee.
Luke 4:37 The news quickly spread throughout the region of Galilee.
King James

Mark 1:28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
Luke 4:37 And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.