Matthew 8:16

“When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When the Euen was come, they brought vnto him many that were possessed with deuils: and hee cast out the spirits with his worde, and healed all that were sicke,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when even was come, they brought unto him many possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the evening, they took to him a number of people who had evil spirits; and he sent the spirits out of them with a word, and made well all who were ill;
- Basic English Bible

And when the evening was come, they brought to him many possessed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were ill;
- Darby Bible

When the evening was come, they brought to him many that were possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick;
- Webster's Bible

In the evening many demoniacs were brought to Him, and with a word He expelled the demons; and He cured all the sick,
- Weymouth Bible

When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick;
- World English Bible

And whanne it was euen, thei brouyten to hym manye that hadden deuelis, and he castide out spiritis bi word, and heelide alle that weren yuel at ese;
- Wycliffe Bible

And evening having come, they brought to him many demoniacs, and he did cast out the spirits with a word, and did heal all who were ill,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:16


8:16 #Mark 1:32|; Luke 4:40.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:16


Mt 8:16 They bought unto him many. See also Mr 1:32. Possessed with devils. See PNT "Mt 4:24". Healed all that were sick. The sick were diseased in body; the demoniacs were spiritually diseased.

Discussion for Matthew 8:16

  • Brandon for verse 16
    question what was the word that jesus said to exercise demonic spirits
  • Rev. Autrey for verse 16
    Verse16) "All the spirits fled when he commanded them to leave ..." Satan and his demons exist like mental thoughts. The only way you can identify one is by its purpose and intent. Usually a person under this attack can't tell his thoughts from the thoughts of the demon. But sometimes they can. In any case, their tone of voice often changes, and their thoughts, actions , and words become agitated and hostile. And the intent and purpose of the spirit become manifested. But in a religious setting, this can take on a misguided religious affect, with slanderous, emotional displays.

    This means that the spirit world is not in another time, space deminsion as many believe. Otherwise we we would have no contact with them. And they couldn't possess people. Their deminsion is their spirit state, pure bodiless mind power or intellect without shape or form. And it is right here, and we can witness its effects.

    One of the purposes of a demon is to pervert Jesus' human creation. Another purpose is to feel the effects of living in a body, something they do not have. This way they can commit murder, lie, steal, etc., and blame it on the human victom. They do this by inhabiting humans. We call this possession.

    They flee at the word of Jesus because they know he is God and has ultimate power. This is what we see taking place in verse 16.

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