Mark 1:26

26 And the unclean spirit convulsed him, shouted with a loud voice, and came out of him.

Mark 1:26 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 1:26

And when the unclean spirit had torn him
Not that he had torn any limb from him, or had made any wound in any part of his body; for Luke says, ( Luke 4:35 ) , that he "hurt him not", but he shook him; and as Luke there says, "threw him in the midst", of the people, or synagogue; and so the Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions read here, "he cast him", or "threw him to the ground": he threw him into convulsions, and laid him prostrate on the floor:

and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him;
though sorely, against his will, as his loud cry showed, and being obliged to it by a superior power.

Mark 1:26 In-Context

24 "What do You have to do with us, Jesus-Nazarene? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are-the Holy One of God!"
25 But Jesus rebuked him and said, "Be quiet, and come out of him!"
26 And the unclean spirit convulsed him, shouted with a loud voice, and came out of him.
27 Then they were all amazed, so they began to argue with one another, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him."
28 His fame then spread throughout the entire vicinity of Galilee.