Sunday, January 15, 2023

SPIRIT of INFIRMITY

 

Luke 13:11-13

King James Version

11 And, behold, 

there was a woman 

which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, 

and was bowed together, 

and could in no wise lift up herself.

12 And when Jesus saw her, 

he called her to him, 

and said unto her, 

Woman, 

thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

13 And he laid his hands on her: 

and immediately she was made straight, 

and glorified God.


Can illness be caused by a spirit?

Apparently so, as we shall find out here.

What is a "spirit of infirmity"?

Let's check what these Bible versions say:


Luke 13:11

Amplified Bible

11 And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had an illness caused by a spirit (demon). She was bent double, and could not straighten up at all.


Luke 13:11

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

11 And there was a woman there who for eighteen years had had an [a]infirmity caused by a spirit ([b]a demon of sickness). She was [c]bent completely forward and utterly unable to straighten herself up or to [d]look upward.


Luke 13:11

Common English Bible

11 A woman was there who had been disabled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and couldn’t stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

Complete Jewish Bible

11 A woman came up who had a spirit which had crippled her for eighteen years; she was bent double and unable to stand erect at all.


Luke 13:11

Contemporary English Version

11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by an evil spirit for 18 years. She was completely bent over and could not straighten up.


Luke 13:11

Easy-to-Read Version

11 A woman was there who had an evil spirit inside her. It had made the woman crippled for 18 years. Her back was always bent; she could not stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

Evangelical Heritage Version

11 And a woman was there who had a spirit that had disabled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

English Standard Version

11 And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.


Luke 13:11

Expanded Bible

11 A woman was there who, for eighteen years, had an evil spirit in her that made her ·crippled [disabled]. Her back was always bent; she could not stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

GOD’S WORD Translation

11 A woman who was possessed by a spirit was there. The spirit had disabled her for 18 years. She was hunched over and couldn’t stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

Good News Translation

11 A woman there had an evil spirit that had kept her sick for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not straighten up at all.


Luke 13:11

International Children’s Bible

11 In the synagogue there was a woman who had an evil spirit in her. This spirit had made the woman a cripple for 18 years. Her back was always bent; she could not stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

J.B. Phillips New Testament

In the congregation was a woman who for eighteen years had been ill from some psychological cause; she was bent double and was quite unable to straighten herself up. 


Luke 13:11

Names of God Bible

11 A woman who was possessed by a spirit was there. The spirit had disabled her for 18 years. She was hunched over and couldn’t stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

New American Bible (Revised Edition)

11 And a woman was there who for eighteen years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.


Luke 13:11

New American Standard Bible 1995

11 And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all.


Luke 13:11

New Catholic Bible

11 a woman was present, possessed by a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and completely unable to stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

New Century Version

11 A woman was there who, for eighteen years, had an evil spirit in her that made her crippled. Her back was always bent; she could not stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

New English Translation

11 and a woman was there[a] who had been disabled by a spirit[b] for eighteen years. She[c] was bent over and could not straighten herself up completely.


Luke 13:11

New International Reader's Version

11 A woman there had been disabled by an evil spirit for 18 years. She was bent over and could not stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

New International Version - UK

11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.


Luke 13:11

New Life Version

11 A woman was there who had suffered for eighteen years because of a demon. She was not able to stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

New Living Translation

11 he saw a woman who had been crippled by an evil spirit. She had been bent double for eighteen years and was unable to stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition

11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

New Testament for Everyone

11 There was a woman there who had had a spirit of weakness for eighteen years. She was bent double, and couldn’t stand fully upright.


Lukas 13:11

Orthodox Jewish Bible

11 And an isha which had a ruach hamachla (a spirit of an infirmity, illness) shmonah asar (eighteen) years was bent double and was not able to straighten up at all.


Luke 13:11

Worldwide English (New Testament)

11 A woman was there who had a spirit that had made her sick for eighteen years. She had to bend down all the time and could not stand up straight.


Luke 13:11

Wycliffe Bible

11 And lo! a woman, that had a spirit of sickness eighteen years, and was crooked [and was bowed down], and neither in any manner might look upward.


In SUMMARY, a "spirit of infirmity" means:

illness caused by a spirit (demon)

infirmity caused by a spirit ([b]a demon of sickness)

disabled by a spirit

a spirit which had crippled her

crippled by an evil spirit

an evil spirit inside her

a spirit that had disabled her

a disabling spirit

an evil spirit in her that made her ·crippled [disabled]

possessed by a spirit; The spirit had disabled her

an evil spirit that had kept her sick

an evil spirit in her; This spirit had made the woman a cripple

ill from some psychological cause

possessed by a spirit; The spirit had disabled her

crippled by a spirit

a sickness caused by a spirit

possessed by a spirit that had crippled her

an evil spirit in her that made her crippled

disabled by a spirit

disabled by an evil spirit

crippled by a spirit

suffered for eighteen years because of a demon

crippled by an evil spirit

a spirit that had crippled her

a spirit of weakness

a ruach hamachla (a spirit of an infirmity, illness)

a spirit that had made her sick

a spirit of sickness


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SPIRIT of INFIRMITY

  Luke 13:11-13 King James Version 11 And, behold,  there was a woman  which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years,  and was bowed togeth...