1142 DAIMON (1): demon. See "demon" (1140 daimonion).
1141 DAIMONIODES (1): pertaining to demons, demonic.
1140 DAIMONION (63): an evil spiritual being. The King James Version causes confusion on this word because it incorrectly translates it "devil." However there is another Greek word, diabolos (1228) which the KJV does correctly translate "devil". Use a lexicon or this word-study and that of diabolos to determine the correct usage of these words.
The "unclean spirit" of Mk.7.25 is called a daimonion (demon) in v.26 (also in Lk.4.33, 8.29 and 9.42). Thus the terms "unclean spirit" and "demon" are synonymous. Demons (daimqnion) are stated to be spiritual beings in Mt.8.16 and Lk.9.39,42. An "unclean spirit" is called an "evil spirit" in the context of Mt.12.43,45 and Lk.11.24,26; note also that some demons are more evil than others.
By asking a rhetorical question in Mt.12.26-27, Mk.3.22-23 and Lk.11.18-19 Yesu acknowledges that demons are part of Satan's kingdom. Oppositely, demons recognized Yesu as "the pure one of God" in Lk.4.34, and "Yesu Son of God" in Lk.8.28.
To be "moonstruck" (4583 seleniazomai) as used in Mt.17.15, is not the same thing as having a demon (v.18) because being "moonstruck" and being "demon-possessed" (1139 daimonizomai) are listed as separate afflictions in Mt.4.24. Synonym, "demon" (1142 daimon).
1139 DAIMONJZOMAI (13): a human who is occupied and controlled by a demon, as in Mt.9.32-33.
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