Mark 1:26

26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he 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 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.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying,Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
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.
28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.