Mark 5:16
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New International Version
Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man--and told about the pigs as well.

New Living Translation
Then those who had seen what happened told the others about the demon-possessed man and the pigs.

English Standard Version
And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs.

Berean Study Bible
Those who had seen it described what had happened to the demon-possessed man and also to the pigs.

Berean Literal Bible
And those having seen it related to them how it happened to the one being possessed by demons, and concerning the pigs.

New American Standard Bible
Those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine.

King James Bible
And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The eyewitnesses described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and told about the pigs.

International Standard Version
The people who had seen it told them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and the pigs.

NET Bible
Those who had seen what had happened to the demon-possessed man reported it, and they also told about the pigs.

New Heart English Bible
And those who saw it declared to them how it happened to him who was possessed by demons, and about the pigs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who had seen how it had been with him whom the evil spirits had possessed, reported to them, and also about those swine.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who saw this told what had happened to the demon-possessed man and the pigs.

New American Standard 1977
And those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those that saw it told them what happened to him that had the demon and also concerning the swine.

King James 2000 Bible
And they that saw it told them what had happened to him that was possessed with the demon, and also concerning the swine.

American King James Version
And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

American Standard Version
And they that saw it declared unto them how it befell him that was possessed with demons, and concerning the swine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that had seen it, told them, in what manner he had been dealt with who had the devil; and concerning the swine.

Darby Bible Translation
And they that had seen [it] related to them how it had happened to the [man] possessed by demons, and concerning the swine.

English Revised Version
And they that saw it declared unto them how it befell him that was possessed with devils, and concerning the swine.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that saw it told them how it befell him that was possessed with the demon, and also concerning the swine.

Weymouth New Testament
And those who had seen it told them the particulars of what had happened to the demoniac, and all about the swine.

World English Bible
Those who saw it declared to them how it happened to him who was possessed by demons, and about the pigs.

Young's Literal Translation
and those having seen it, declared to them how it had come to pass to the demoniac, and about the swine;
Study Bible
The Demons and the Pigs
15When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons sitting there, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16Those who had seen it described what had happened to the demon-possessed man and also to the pigs. 17And the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.…
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 9:32
As they were leaving, a demon-possessed man who was mute was brought to Jesus.

Mark 5:15
When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons sitting there, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

Mark 5:18
As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed by the demons begged to go with Him.
Treasury of Scripture

And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

Verses 16, 17. - How it befell him that was pessessed with devils, and concerning the swine. The loss of the swine. They could not get over that. They thought far more of the worldly loss than of the spiritual gain; and they began to beseech him to depart from their borders. St. Luke (Luke 8:37) says that "they were taken (συνείχοντο) [literally, were holden] with great fear." This was the dominant feeling. They did not entreat him to depart out of humility, as though they felt themselves unworthy of his presence; but out of servile, slavish fear, lest his continued presence among them might bring upon them still greater losses. They saw that Jesus, a Jew according to the flesh, was holy, powerful, Divine. But they knew that they were Gentiles, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. Wherefore they feared lest he should punish them more grievously, both on account of their being Gentiles and on account of their past sins. It was not, therefore, so much on account of hatred, as out of a timorous fear, that they besought Jesus that he would depart out of their borders. And they that saw it,.... Not the keepers of the swine, for they were fled and gone; but others that were eyewitnesses of the whole affair, who lived in houses hard by, or were working in the fields; or the disciples of Christ:

told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil; gave a particular account, how, upon first sight of Christ, he ran to meet him, and fell down and worshipped him; how Christ ordered the unclean spirit to come out of him; and how he was dispossessed of a legion of devils by a word speaking:

and also concerning the swine; how, at the request of the devils, and by the leave of Christ, they entered into them; upon which they ran mad; and betaking themselves to the rocks by the sea side, fell down the precipice, and were suffocated in the sea. 16. And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil—("the demonized person").

and also concerning the swine—Thus had they the double testimony of the herdsmen and their own senses.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.
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