Number 1139

Transliteration:
daimonizomai {dahee-mon-id'-zom-ahee}
Word Origin:
middle voice from 1142
TDNT:
2:19,137
Part of Speech:
verb
Usage in the KJV:
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

Total: 12
Definition:
  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.