Jesus exorcising at sunset

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Fifth century mosaic of Christ exorcising demons, Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy.

Jesus exorcising at sunset is one of the miracles of Jesus in the Gospels. It appears in the Gospels just after the Healing the mother of Peter's wife, namely in Matthew 8:16-17, Mark 1:32-34 and Luke 4:40-41.[1][2][3][4][5]

According to the Gospels, after Jesus had healed the mother of Peter's wife, when evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. According to the Gospel of Matthew, this was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

"He took up our infirmities
and bore our diseases.

In the Gospel of Luke, as the demons came out of many people, they shouted, "You are the Son of God!" But Jesus rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Christ.

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  1. ^ Matthew by Robert Horton Gundry (Oct 1, 1995) ISBN 0802807356 page 149
  2. ^ Biblegateway 8:16-17 [1]
  3. ^ Biblegateway Mark 1:32-34 [2]
  4. ^ Biblegateway Luke 4:40-41 [3]
  5. ^ Clowes, John, 1817, The Miracles of Jesus Christ published by J. Gleave, Manchester, UK page 36