daimonizomai: to be possessed by a demonOriginal Word: δαιμονίζομαιPart of Speech:
I am demon-possessedDefinition:
I am possessed, am under the power of an evil-spirit or demon.
1139 daimonízomai (from 1142 /daímōn) – properly, demonized, i.e. coming under the power of a demon (fallen angel).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to be possessed by a demonNASB Translation
demon-possessed (11), demoniacs (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1139: δαιμονίζομαιδαιμονίζομαι
; 1 aorist passive participle δαιμονισθείς
); to be under the power of a demon
: ἄλλος κατ' ἄλλην δαιμονίζεται τυχην
, Philemon 1
, ecl. phys. 1, p. 196; of the insane, Plutarch
, symp. 7, 5, 4, and in other later authors. In the N. T. δαιμονιζόμενοι
are persons afflicted with especially severe diseases, either bodily or mental (such as paralysis, blindness, deafness, loss of speech, epilepsy, melancholy, insanity, etc.), whose bodies in the opinion of the Jews demons (see δαιμόνιον
) 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 accustomed to express the mind and consciousness of the demons dwelling in them; and their cure was thought to require the expulsion of the demon — (but on this subject see B. D.
American edition under the word Demoniacs and references there; Weiss, Leben Jesu, book iii., chapter 6): Matthew 4:24; Matthew 8:16, 28, 33; Matthew 9:32; Matthew 12:22; Matthew 15:22; Mark 1:32; Mark 5:15; John 10:21; δαιμονισθείς, that had been possessed by a demon (demons), Mark 5:18; Luke 8:36. They are said also to be ὀχλούμενοι ὑπό or ἀπό πνευμάτων ἀκαθάρτων, Luke 6:18 (T Tr WH ἐνοχλούμενοι); Acts 5:16; καταδυναστευόμενοι ὑπό τοῦ διαβόλου, i. e. by his ministers, the demons, Acts 10:38.<1>
to be demon possessed
Middle voice from daimon; to be exercised by a d?Mon -- have a (be vexed with, be possessed with) devil(-s).
see GREEK daimon