The Bible in Its Traditions

Luke 8:26–39

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26  Then they sailed to the region of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.

26  And they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is over against Galilee.

26  And they rowed and came to the country of the Gadarenes, which is on the coast opposite Galilee.

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27  And when He got out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house, but among the tombs.

27  And when he was come forth upon the land, there met him a certain man out of the city, who had demons; and for a long time he had worn no clothes, and abode not in [any] house, but in the tombs.

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28  And seeing Jesus and crying out, he fell down before Him, and with a loud voice he said, "What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!"

28  And when he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God? I beseech thee, torment me not.

28  When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell before him, and said in a loud voice, What have we in common, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you not to torment me.

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29  For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out from the man. For it had seized him at times, and he was bound, kept under guard, with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.

29  For he was ordering the unclean spirit to depart from the man. For on many occasions, it would seize him, and he was bound with chains and held by fetters. But breaking the chains, he was driven by the demon into deserted places.

29  For Jesus commanded the unclean spirit to go out of the man. For it was a long time since he was possessed, and bound with chains, and kept in fetters; but he would often break off his bonds and was driven into the desert by the demon.

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30  Jesus asked him, saying, "What is your name?"And he said, "Legion,"because many demons had entered into him.

30  And Jesus asked him, What is thy name? And he said, Legion; for many demons were entered into him.

30  Then Jesus questioned him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered into him.

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31  And he kept imploring Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.

31  And they entreated him that he would not command them to depart into the abyss.

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32  Now there was a herd of many swine feeding there on the mountain. And they kept imploring Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them.

32  And in that place, there was a herd of many swine, pasturing on the mountain. And they petitioned him to permit them to enter into them. And he permitted them.

32  And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.

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33  Then when the demons came out from the man, they entered into the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep bank into the lake and drowned.

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34  And when those who fed [them] saw what had happened, they fled and reported [it] in the city and in the country.

34  When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the cities and in the villages.

34  When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.

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35  Then they went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had come out [of], sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and being of sound mind. And they were afraid.

35  And they went out to see what had come to pass; and they came to Jesus, and found the man, from whom the demons were gone out, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of Jesus: and they were afraid.

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36  And those also who saw reported to them how the demon-possessed man was healed.

36  Then those who had seen this also reported to them how he had been healed from the legion.

36  They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.

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37  Then the whole multitude from the surrounding region of the Gadarenes asked Him to go away from them, because they were gripped with great fear. And He got into the boat and returned.

37  Then all the people of the Gadarenes besought him to leave them, because they were seized with a great fear; and Jesus went up into the boat and returned from thence.

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38  Now the man from whom the demons had come out was begging Him that he might be with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying,

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39  "Return to your house, and tell what great things God has done for you."And he departed, proclaiming throughout the whole city all the things that Jesus did for him.

39  Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.