Mark 5:3
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New International Version
This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.

New Living Translation
This man lived among the burial caves and could no longer be restrained, even with a chain.

English Standard Version
He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain,

Berean Study Bible
He had been living in the tombs and could no longer be restrained, even with chains.

Berean Literal Bible
who had the dwelling in the tombs. And no longer was anyone able to bind him, not even with chains,

New American Standard Bible
and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain;

King James Bible
Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He lived in the tombs. No one was able to restrain him anymore--even with chains--

International Standard Version
He lived among the tombs, and no one could restrain him any longer, not even with a chain.

NET Bible
He lived among the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.

New Heart English Bible
He lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him any more, not even with a chain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he dwelt among the tombs and no one was able to bind him with chains,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and lived among the tombs. No one could restrain him any longer, not even with a chain.

New American Standard 1977
and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain;

Jubilee Bible 2000
who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him, no, not with chains,

King James 2000 Bible
Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

American King James Version
Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

American Standard Version
who had his dwelling in the tombs: and no man could any more bind him, no, not with a chain;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who had his dwelling in the tombs, and no man now could bind him, not even with chains.

Darby Bible Translation
who had his dwelling in the tombs; and no one was able to bind him, not even with chains;

English Revised Version
who had his dwelling in the tombs: and no man could any more bind him, no, not with a chain;

Webster's Bible Translation
Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

Weymouth New Testament
This man lived among the tombs, nor could any one now secure him even with a chain;

World English Bible
He lived in the tombs. Nobody could bind him any more, not even with chains,

Young's Literal Translation
who had his dwelling in the tombs, and not even with chains was any one able to bind him,
Study Bible
The Demons and the Pigs
2As soon as Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an unclean spirit came from the tombs and met Him. 3He had been living in the tombs and could no longer be restrained, even with chains. 4Though he was often bound with chains and shackles, he had broken the chains and shattered the shackles. Now no one had the strength to subdue him.…
Cross References
Mark 5:2
As soon as Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an unclean spirit came from the tombs and met Him.

Mark 5:4
Though he was often bound with chains and shackles, he had broken the chains and shattered the shackles. Now no one had the strength to subdue him.
Treasury of Scripture

Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

Mark 9:18-22 And wherever he takes him, he tears him: and he foams, and gnashes …

Isaiah 65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which …

Daniel 4:32,33 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with …

Luke 8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. …

(3) No man could bind him.--The better MSS. give, "no man could any longer bind him." The attempt had been so often made and baffled that it had been given up in despair.

Who had his dwelling among the tombs,.... Which is one of the characters of a madman among the Jews; who say it is (q).

"the sign of a madman, that he goeth out in the night, , "and lodges among the tombs", and rends his garments, and loses what is given to him.''

The same they say, in the same place, of an hypochondriac, and melancholy man; and of Kordiacus, which they give out (r) is a demon that possesses, and has power over some sort of persons:

and no man could bind him, no, not with chains; so as to hold him for any length of time: not only cords were insufficient to hold, but even chains of iron; so strong was he through the possession; for this could not be by his own natural strength.

(q) T. Hieros. Gittin, fol. 48. 3. & Trumot, fol. 40. 2.((r) Jarchi & Bartenora in Misn. Gittin, c. 7. sect. 1.3. Who had his dwelling among the tombs—Luke (Lu 8:27) says, "He ware no clothes, neither abode in any house." These tombs were hewn out of the rocky caves of the locality, and served for shelters and lurking places (Lu 8:26).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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