Mark 1:26

26 The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly - and got out.

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 business do you have here with us, Jesus? Nazarene! I know what you're up to! You're the Holy One of God, and you've come to destroy us!"
25 Jesus shut him up: "Quiet! Get out of him!"
26 The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly - and got out.
27 Everyone there was incredulous, buzzing with curiosity. "What's going on here? A new teaching that does what it says? He shuts up defiling, demonic spirits and sends them packing!"
28 News of this traveled fast and was soon all over Galilee.