Mark 9:18

Overview - Mark 9
Jesus is transfigured.
11 He instructs his disciples concerning the coming of Elias;
14 casts forth a deaf and dumb spirit;
30 foretells his death and resurrection;
33 exhorts his disciples to humility;
38 bidding them not to prohibit such as are not against them, nor to give offence to any of the faithful.
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Mark 9:18  (King James Version)
And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.

teareth him
or, dasheth him.
26 ; Matthew 15:22 ; Luke 9:39

he foameth
As these symptoms accord very much with those of epileptic persons, some have ventured to assert that it was no real possession; but the evangelist expressly affirms that he had a "dumb spirit" which tare him, that our Lord charged him to
"come out of him," etc. 20 ; Jude 1:13

Job 16:9 ; Psalms 112:10 ; Matthew 8:12 ; Acts 7:54

and they
Mark 9:28 Mark 9:29 ; 11:23 2 Kings 4:29-31 ; Matthew 17:16 Matthew 17:19-21 ; Luke 9:40