Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,
"What do you want with us,1 Jesus of Nazareth?2 Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"3
"Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!"4
The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.5
The people were all so amazed6 that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching--and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him."
News about him spread quickly over the whole region7 of Galilee.
Scripture quoted by permission. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica. All rights reserved worldwide.
(New International Version Bible Online)