John Bengel Commentary - Mark 9:25 - 9:25

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John Bengel Commentary - Mark 9:25 - 9:25


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Mar 9:25. Δὲ, but) Jesus everywhere avoided a din.-ἀκαθάρτωò-ἄλαλον-κωφόν, unclean-dumb-deaf) The spirit made the wretched boy be so, or else even the spirit itself was so [unclean, dumb, and deaf].-ἐγὼ σοὶ ἐπιτάσσω, I charge thee) I, in antithesis to the disciples, who had not been able to cast out the demon: the disciples themselves say, we, Mar 9:28 [Why could not we cast him out?]. This illustrates the great power of the Lord. The spirit was only the more exasperated to fury by the inability of the disciples.-μήκετι, no more any longer) Those who in the beginning of life have undergone continued adversities, sometimes receive, as it were, a greater privilege as to the rest of their life.-εἰσέλθῃς, enter into) The spirit would have wished to enter again into him.