Luke 8:26-40

Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon

26 aThen they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes,
Some manuscripts Gadarenes; others Gergesenes; also verse 37
which is opposite Galilee.
27When Jesus
Greek he; also verses 38, 42
had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house dbut among the tombs.
28When he saw Jesus, he ecried out and fell down before him and said fwith a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, gSon of hthe Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” 29For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon iinto the desert.) 30Jesus then asked him, What is your name?” And he said, jLegion,” for many demons had entered him. 31And they begged him not to command them to depart into kthe abyss. 32Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. 33Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into lthe lake and drowned.

34When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. 35Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting mat the feet of Jesus, nclothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 36And those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed
Greek daimonizomai; elsewhere rendered oppressed by demons
man had been healed.
37Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes pasked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. 38The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39Return to your home, and qdeclare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.

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40Now when Jesus returned, the crowd rwelcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.
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