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Possessed With A Devil
The King James Version uses "devil" to translate the Greek word (pronounced) dee-ab-ol-os (from which originated the English word diabolic) and "devils" to translate the Greek word (pronounced) dah-hee-mon (from which originated the English word demon). The term "devil" is applied to Satan, or to any other of the corrupted (and corrupting) spirits, singular or plural.
"9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil." (Matthew 9:32 KJV)
"Possessed with a devil"
People, and animals (as in this example), can become infected with one or more devils - that seem to have some sort of parasitic need to enter healthy (or at least much healthier than them) life. When Jesus Christ healed a human of devil possession, they pleaded to enter into some other living creatures - in this case, pigs (which didn't last them very long because when they became infected by the devils, the animals ran down into the water and were drowned).
"8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
People with devils can also be found where the LORD is worshipped, as in this example of a man in Christ's own local synagogue in Capernaum:
"1:21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. 1:22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
While devils cause some people to be very loud and violent, they can also render people silent and helpless, as in this example of a blind and dumb man - who was able to speak and see after Christ rid him of the devil.
"12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw." (Matthew 12:22 KJV)
Fact Finder: What is the coming fate of all devils?