Mark 5:12
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New International Version
The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them."

New Living Translation
"Send us into those pigs," the spirits begged. "Let us enter them."

English Standard Version
and they begged him, saying, “Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.”

Berean Study Bible
So the demons begged Jesus, "Send us to the pigs, so that we may enter them."

Berean Literal Bible
And they begged Him, saying, "Send us into the pigs, so that we may enter into them."

New American Standard Bible
The demons implored Him, saying, "Send us into the swine so that we may enter them."

King James Bible
And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The demons begged Him, "Send us to the pigs, so we may enter them."

International Standard Version
So the demons begged him, "Send us among the pigs, so that we can go into them!"

NET Bible
And the demonic spirits begged him, "Send us into the pigs. Let us enter them."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those evil spirits were begging of him and they were saying, “Send us unto those swine that we may enter them.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The demons begged him, "Send us into the pigs! Let us enter them!"

New American Standard 1977
And the demons entreated Him, saying, “Send us into the swine so that we may enter them.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and all those devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

King James 2000 Bible
And all the demons begged him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

American King James Version
And all the devils sought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

American Standard Version
And they besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the spirits besought him, saying: Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

Darby Bible Translation
and they besought him, saying, Send us into the swine that we may enter into them.

English Revised Version
And they besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the demons besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

Weymouth New Testament
So they besought Jesus. "Send us to the swine," they said, "so that we may enter into them."

World English Bible
All the demons begged him, saying, "Send us into the pigs, that we may enter into them."

Young's Literal Translation
and all the demons did call upon him, saying, 'Send us to the swine, that into them we may enter;'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-20 Some openly wilful sinners are like this madman. The commands of the law are as chains and fetters, to restrain sinners from their wicked courses; but they break those bands in sunder; and it is an evidence of the power of the devil in them. A legion of soldiers consisted of six thousand men, or more. What multitudes of fallen spirits there must be, and all enemies to God and man, when here was a legion in one poor wretched creature! Many there are that rise up against us. We are not a match for our spiritual enemies, in our own strength; but in the Lord, and in the power of his might, we shall be able to stand against them, though there are legions of them. When the vilest transgressor is delivered by the power of Jesus from the bondage of Satan, he will gladly sit at the feet of his Deliverer, and hear his word, who delivers the wretched slaves of Satan, and numbers them among his saints and servants. When the people found that their swine were lost, they had a dislike to Christ. Long-suffering and mercy may be seen, even in the corrections by which men lose their property while their lives are saved, and warning given them to seek the salvation of their souls. The man joyfully proclaimed what great things Jesus had done for him. All men marvelled, but few followed him. Many who cannot but wonder at the works of Christ, yet do not, as they ought, wonder after him.
Study Bible
The Demons and the Pigs
11There on the nearby hillside a large herd of pigs was feeding. 12So the demons begged Jesus, “Send us to the pigs, so that we may enter them.” 13He gave them permission, and the unclean spirits came out and went into the pigs, and the herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the water.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:24
News about Him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering acute pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed--and He healed them.

Matthew 7:6
Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Mark 5:11
There on the nearby hillside a large herd of pigs was feeding.

Mark 5:13
He gave them permission, and the unclean spirits came out and went into the pigs, and the herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the water.
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