Mark 3:11

11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, "You are the Son of God!"

Mark 3:11 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:11

And unclean spirits, when they saw him
That is, as the Syriac and Arabic versions read, "they who had unclean spirits": or, as the Ethiopic, "they that were possessed with unclean spirits"; as soon as ever they beheld Christ, though they had never seen him before, and he was an entire stranger to them, yet

fell down before him:
the unclean spirits being said to do that, which they that were possessed with them did; and which, notwithstanding their possession of them, they could not prevent, but were obliged to admit of it, as a token of their subjection to Christ:

and
even the devils themselves in the men,

cried, saying, thou art the Son of God;
a divine person, equal with God; and such his power over them, and his healing all manner of diseases, by a word, or touch, showed him to be.

Mark 3:11 In-Context

9 He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him;
10 for he had cured many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.
11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, "You are the Son of God!"
12 But he sternly ordered them not to make him known.
13 He went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him.