And when Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he subdued the unclean spirit, saying to him, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter no more into him.” Bible

“subdued.” The Greek word translated “subdued” is epitimaō (#2008 ἐπιτιμάω).

In this context, epitimaō has a technical meaning: it is used in Greek religion of gaining control over a spirit, a demon. See commentary on Mark 1:25.

Commentary for: Mark 9:25