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Mark 6:13

    Mark 6:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they sent out a number of evil spirits, and put oil on a great number who were ill, and made them well.

    Webster's Revision

    And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

    World English Bible

    They cast out many demons, and anointed many with oil who were sick, and healed them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

    Definitions for Mark 6:13

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 6:13

    Anointed with oil many that were sick - This is only spoken of here, and in James 5:14. This ceremony was in great use among the Jews; and in certain cases it might be profitable. But in the cases mentioned here, which were merely miraculous, it could avail no more of itself than the imposition of hands. It was used symbolically, as an emblem of that ease, comfort, and joy, which they prayed God to impart to the sick. For various examples of its use among the Jews, see Lightfoot and Wetstein on this place.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 6:13

    Cast out many devils - See the notes at Matthew 4:24.

    And anointed with oil ... - Anointing with oil was in common use among the Jews in cases of sickness. It was supposed to have a mild, soothing, and alleviating effect on the body. In James 5:14, the elders of the church, in connection with prayer, were directed also to anoint the sick with "oil." See the notes at that passage. It was also used in wounds. See the notes at Isaiah 1:6. The good Samaritan poured oil and wine into the wounds of the waylaid Jew, Luke 10:34. Josephus says that, in the last sickness of Herod, his physicians commanded him to be anointed with oil. It need not be supposed, however, that the apostles used oil for mere "medical" purposes. It was used, probably, like the imposition of hands, or like our Saviour's anointing the eyes of the blind with clay; also as a sign, in expectation of imparting that aid and comfort from God which was sought, and which was "represented" by the soothing and gentle effect of oil.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 6:13

    6:13 They anointed with oil many that were sick - Which St. James gives as a general direction, Jas 5:14,15, adding those peremptory words, And the Lord shall heal him - He shall be restored to health: not by the natural efficacy of the oil, but by the supernatural blessing of God. And it seems this was the great standing means of healing, desperate diseases in the Christian Church, long before extreme unction was used or heard of, which bears scarce any resemblance to it; the former being used only as a means of health; the latter only when life is despaired of.