Work in the name of Jesus (Mk 9:39-9:39)

“But Jesus said.

‘Do not stop him!

No one who does

A deed of power

In my name

Will be able

Soon afterward

To speak evil

Of me.’”


ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν Μὴ κωλύετε αὐτόν· οὐδεὶς γάρ ἐστιν ὃς ποιήσει δύναμιν ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματί μου καὶ δυνήσεται ταχὺ κακολογῆσαί με·


There is summary statement similar to this in Luke, chapter 9:49, but not in MatthewMark indicated that Jesus told them (ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν) not to stop or prevent this exorcist (Μὴ κωλύετε αὐτόν) who used his name.  Jesus said that no one who did a deed of exorcistic power (οὐδεὶς γάρ ἐστιν ὃς ποιήσει δύναμιν) in his name (ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματί μου) would be able to easily or readily speak evil of him (καὶ δυνήσεται ταχὺ κακολογῆσαί με) after what they had done.