The man with the unclean spirit worships Jesus (Mk 5:6-5:7)

“When this demoniac

Saw Jesus

From a distance,

He ran

And bowed down

Before him.

He shouted

At the top of his voice.

‘What have you to do

With me?

Jesus!

Son of the Most High God!

I adjure you

By God!

Do not torment me!’”

 

καὶ ἰδὼν τὸν Ἰησοῦν ἀπὸ μακρόθεν ἔδραμεν καὶ προσεκύνησεν αὐτόν,

καὶ κράξας φωνῇ μεγάλῃ λέγει Τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί, Ἰησοῦ Υἱὲ τοῦ Θεοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου; ὁρκίζω σε τὸν Θεόν, μή με βασανίσῃς.

 

All three synoptic gospels, Matthew, chapter 8:29 and Luke, chapter 8;28, and Mark here, have this demoniac speak to Jesus in somewhat similar words.  Matthew had 2 demoniacs, but Mark and Luke had only one and are closer to each other in this incident.  Mark said that when this demoniac saw Jesus from a distance (καὶ ἰδὼν τὸν Ἰησοῦν ἀπὸ μακρόθεν), he bowed down before him and worshipped him (καὶ προσεκύνησεν αὐτόν).  He cried or shouted out with a loud voice (καὶ κράξας φωνῇ μεγάλῃ).  He wanted to know why Jesus had anything to do with him (λέγει Τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί).  Then he called Jesus, the Son of God the Most High (Ἰησοῦ Υἱὲ τοῦ Θεοῦ τοῦ Ὑψίστου).  He asked, swearing by God, that Jesus not torment them (ὁρκίζω σε τὸν Θεόν, μή με βασανίσῃς).  All three gospel writers have the demonic person or persons recognize that Jesus was the Son of God, not just another faith healer.  Thus, the evil spirits were able to recognize Jesus as the Son of God, as earlier in Mark, chapter 1:23 and 3:11.

Jesus cures the blind and mute man (Mt 12:22-12:22)

“Then they brought to him

A demoniac

Who was blind

And mute.

Jesus cured him.

Thus,

The one who had been mute

Could speak

And see.”

 

Τότε προσηνέχθη αὐτῷ δαιμονιζόμενος τυφλὸς καὶ κωφός· καὶ ἐθεράπευσεν αὐτόν, ὥστε τὸν κωφὸν λαλεῖν καὶ βλέπειν.

 

There is something similar to this in Matthew, chapter 9:32-33, and Luke, chapter 11:14.  In the other texts, the man was only mute not blind.  Here they brought to Jesus, a man who was possessed by the devil (Τότε προσηνέχθη αὐτῷ δαιμονιζόμενος).  He was a mute or non-speaking demoniac and a blind person (τυφλὸς καὶ κωφός·).  Jesus then healed or cured him (καὶ ἐθεράπευσεν αὐτόν).  There was no mention of casting out the demon from this man.  Then this mute and blind person began to speak (ὥστε τὸν κωφὸν λαλεῖν) and see (καὶ βλέπειν).  The emphasis in this story was on healing not on exorcising.

The mute demoniac speaks (Mt 9:32-9:33)

“As they were going along,

They brought to him

A demoniac

Who was mute.

When the demon

Had been cast out,

The one who had been mute

Spoke.

The crowds were amazed.

Saying.

‘Never was anything

Like this been seen

In Israel.’”

 

Αὐτῶν δὲ ἐξερχομένων, ἰδοὺ προσήνεγκαν αὐτῷ κωφὸν δαιμονιζόμενον.

αὶ ἐκβληθέντος τοῦ δαιμονίου ἐλάλησεν ὁ κωφός. καὶ ἐθαύμασαν οἱ ὄχλοι λέγοντες Οὐδέποτε ἐφάνη οὕτως ἐν τῷ Ἰσραήλ.

 

There is something similar to this in chapter 12:22-23 of Matthew and Luke, chapter 11:14.  Once again, Jesus and his disciples were going along their way (Αὐτῶν δὲ ἐξερχομένων) when someone brought a mute or non-speaking demoniac person to Jesus (ἰδοὺ προσήνεγκαν αὐτῷ κωφὸν δαιμονιζόμενον).  Jesus then cast out the demon from this man (αὶ ἐκβληθέντος τοῦ δαιμονίου).  Then this mute person began to speak (ἐλάλησεν ὁ κωφός).  The crowds marveled or were amazed or in awe at this happening (καὶ ἐθαύμασαν οἱ ὄχλοι).  They said that nothing like this had ever happened in Israel (λέγοντες Οὐδέποτε ἐφάνη οὕτως ἐν τῷ Ἰσραήλ).  However, in chapter 8:28-33, Matthew had Jesus cast out demons from the demoniacs and send them into the pigs.