The English transliteration of a Greek term (daimôn) originally referring to any one of numerous, vaguely defined spirit beings, either good or bad. In the NT the term is reserved for evil spirits, opposed to God and God’s people. Some people in the ancient world believed that demons could take control of people or animals (causing physical or mental ailments). In the synoptic Gospels, Jesus exorcises demons (Matt 8:28-34; Matt 12:22-32; Mark 3:22-27; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39; Luke 11:14-23).

Matt 8:28-34

Jesus Heals the Gadarene Demoniacs
28When he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs coming out of the tombs met him. They were s ... View more

Matt 12:22-32

Jesus and Beelzebul
22Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and he cured him, so that the one who had been mute could speak and see.23All ... View more

Mark 3:22-27

22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.”23And he called them to him, and spo ... View more

Mark 5:1-20

Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac
1They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes.2And when he had stepped out of the boat, immediately ... View more

Luke 8:26-39

Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac
26Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.27As he stepped out on land, a man of the city ... View more

Luke 11:14-23

Jesus and Beelzebul
14Now he was casting out a demon that was mute; when the demon had gone out, the one who had been mute spoke, and the crowds were amazed.15B ... View more

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