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24 [a]he cried out, “What have you to do with us,[b] Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

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Footnotes

  1. 1:24–25 The Holy One of God: not a confession but an attempt to ward off Jesus’ power, reflecting the notion that use of the precise name of an opposing spirit would guarantee mastery over him. Jesus silenced the cry of the unclean spirit and drove him out of the man.
  2. 1:24 What have you to do with us?: see note on Jn 2:4.

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