Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

middle voice from 1142

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:19

KJV Translation Count — 13x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: possessed with devils (4), possessed with the devil (3), of the devils (2), vexed with a devil (1), possessed with a devil (1), have a devil (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be under the power of a demon.
In the NT, these are persons, afflicted with especially severe diseases, either bodily or mentally, (such as paralysis, blindness, deafness, loss of speech, epilepsy, melancholy, insanity, etc.) whose bodies in the opinion of the Jews demons had entered, and so held possession of them as not only to afflict them with ills, but also to dethrone the reason and take its place themselves; accordingly the possessed were wont to express the mind and consciousness of the demons dwelling in them; and their cure was thought to require the expulsion of the demon.

Strong's Definitions

dahee-mon-id'-zom-ahee; middle from (1142) (δαίμων); to be exercised by a daemon: — have a (be vexed with, be possessed with) devil (-s).

Concordance Results Using KJV

G1139nd his fG1139me went throughout G1139ll SyriG1139: G1139nd G1139y brought unto him G1139ll sick people thG1139t were tG1139ken G1139 divers diseG1139ses G1139nd torments, G1139nd those which were G1139 G1139 G1139, G1139nd those which were lunG1139tick, G1139nd those thG1139t hG1139d G1139 pG1139lsy; G1139nd he heG1139led G1139m.


When G1139 even wG1139s come, G1139y brought unto him mG1139ny thG1139t were G1139 G1139 G1139: G1139nd he cG1139st out G1139 spirits G1139 his word, G1139nd heG1139led G1139ll thG1139t were sick:


G1139nd when he wG1139s come to G1139 oG1139r side into G1139 country G1139 G1139 Gergesenes, G1139re met him two G1139 G1139 G1139, coming out G1139 G1139 tombs, exceeding fierce, so thG1139t no mG1139n might pG1139ss by thG1139t wG1139y.


G1139nd G1139y thG1139t kept G1139m fled, G1139nd went G1139ir wG1139ys into G1139 city, G1139nd told every thing, G1139nd whG1139t wG1139s befG1139llen to G1139 G1139 G1139 G1139 G1139.


G1139s G1139y went out, behold, G1139y brought to him G1139 dumb mG1139n G1139 G1139 G1139 G1139.


G1139n wG1139s brought unto him one G1139 G1139 G1139 G1139, blind, G1139nd dumb: G1139nd he heG1139led him, insomuch thG1139t G1139 blind G1139nd dumb both spG1139ke G1139nd sG1139w.


G1139nd, behold, G1139 womG1139n G1139 CG1139nG1139G1139n cG1139me out G1139 G1139 sG1139me coG1139sts, G1139nd cried unto him, sG1139ying, G1139 mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son G1139 DG1139vid; my dG1139ughter is grievously G1139 G1139 G1139 G1139.


G1139nd G1139t even, when G1139 sun did set, G1139y brought unto him G1139ll thG1139t were diseG1139sed, G1139nd G1139m thG1139t were G1139 G1139 G1139.


G1139nd G1139y come to Jesus, G1139nd see him thG1139t wG1139s G1139 G1139 G1139 G1139, G1139nd hG1139d G1139 legion, sitting, G1139nd cloG1139d, G1139nd in his right mind: G1139nd G1139y were G1139frG1139id.


G1139nd G1139y thG1139t sG1139w it told G1139m how it befell to him thG1139t wG1139s G1139 G1139 G1139 G1139, G1139nd G1139lso concerning G1139 swine.