Luke 8:29
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English Standard Version
For 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 into the desert.)

King James Bible
(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)

American Standard Version
For he was commanding the unclean spirit to come out from the man. For oftentimes it had seized him: and he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters; and breaking the bands asunder, he was driven of the demon into the deserts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he commanded the unclean spirit to go out of the man. For many times it seized him, and he was bound with chains, and kept in fetters; and breaking the bonds, he was driven by the devil into the deserts.

English Revised Version
For he commanded the unclean spirit to come out from the man. For oftentimes it had seized him: and he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters; and breaking the bands asunder, he was driven of the devil into the deserts.

Webster's Bible Translation
(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For often it had caught him, and he was kept bound with chains, and in fetters: and he broke the bands, and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.)

Weymouth New Testament
For already He had been commanding the foul spirit to come out of the man. For many a time it had seized and held him, and they had repeatedly put him in chains and fetters and kept guard over him, but he used to break the chains to pieces, and, impelled by the demon, to escape into the Desert.

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Vincent's Word Studies

He had commanded (παρήγγελλεν)

Imperfect tense. Rev. does not improve by reading he commanded. The imperfect expresses the simultaneousness of the exorcism and the cry torment me not. Better, for he was commanding. So the Am. Rev.

It had seized (συνηρπάκει)

Used by Luke only. See Acts 6:12; Acts 27:15. The verb literally means to snatch and carry away with (σύν).

He was kept bound (ἐδεσμεύετο φυλασσόμενος)

Lit., he was bound, being guarded. Rev., was kept under guard and bound. The A. V. does not sufficiently bring out the vigilance with which he was attended.

Chains and fetters

See on Mark 5:4.

Breaking (διαρρήσσων)

Compare Mark 5:4, and see note there.

Was driven, etc

Peculiar to Luke.

Luke 8:29 Parallel Commentaries

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commanded.

Mark 5:8 For he said to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.

Acts 19:12-16 So that from his body were brought to the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them...

caught.

Luke 9:39,42 And, see, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it tears him that he foams again...

Mark 5:3-5 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains...

Mark 9:20-26 And they brought him to him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming...

2 Timothy 2:25,26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...

Cross References
Mark 5:4
for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him.

Luke 8:28
When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me."

Luke 8:30
Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," for many demons had entered him.

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