They brought sick and possessed people to Jesus (Mk 1:32-1:33)

“That evening,

After sunset,

They brought to him

All who were sick

Or possessed

With demons.

The whole city

Was gathered

Around the door.”

 

Ὀψίας δὲ γενομένης, ὅτε ἔδυσεν ὁ ἥλιος, ἔφερον πρὸς αὐτὸν πάντας τοὺς κακῶς ἔχοντας καὶ τοὺς δαιμονιζομένους·

καὶ ἦν ὅλη ἡ πόλις ἐπισυνηγμένη πρὸς τὴν θύραν.

 

Matthew, chapter 8:16, has something similar, as well as Luke, chapter 4:40.  Neither had any mention of the whole city gathered at his door.  Luke never mentioned possessed people, since he concentrated on the sick only.  Mark said that as evening came (Ὀψίας δὲ γενομένης), after the sunset (ὅτε ἔδυσεν ὁ ἥλιος), they brought to him (ἔφερον πρὸς αὐτὸν) all who had a sickness (πάντας τοὺς κακῶς ἔχοντας) or were possessed with demons (καὶ τοὺς δαιμονιζομένους).  Mark said that everyone or the whole city (καὶ ἦν ὅλη ἡ πόλις) was gathered around his door (ἐπισυνηγμένη πρὸς τὴν θύραν).  Apparently, during biblical times, there were a lot of people who were possessed by the devil.  Jesus was also a daring faith healer, since many saw the connection between sickness and demonic evil spirit possession.

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Healing the sick and possessed (Mt 8:16-8:16)

“That evening,

They brought to him

Many who were possessed

With demons.

Jesus cast out

The spirits

With a word.

He cures all

Who were sick.”

 

Ὀψίας δὲ γενομένης προσήνεγκαν αὐτῷ δαιμονιζομένους πολλούς· καὶ ἐξέβαλεν τὰ πνεύματα λόγῳ, καὶ πάντας τοὺς κακῶς ἔχοντας ἐθεράπευσεν·

 

There are similar generic statements about healing sick and chasing out demons in Mark, chapter 1:32-34, and Luke, chapter 4:40-41.  When evening came (Ὀψίας δὲ γενομένης), they brought many people who were possessed with demons or under the power of evil spirits (προσήνεγκαν αὐτῷ δαιμονιζομένους πολλούς).  He cast out these demons with merely a word (καὶ ἐξέβαλεν τὰ πνεύματα λόγῳ).  He cured or healed all the sick people (καὶ πάντας τοὺς κακῶς ἔχοντας ἐθεράπευσεν) around there without indicating how this was done.  Apparently, during biblical times, there were a lot of people who were possessed by the devil.  Jesus was also a daring faith healer.