Luke 8:31
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English Standard Version
And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss.

King James Bible
And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.

American Standard Version
And they entreated him that he would not command them to depart into the abyss.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they besought him that he would not command them to go into the abyss.

English Revised Version
And they entreated him that he would not command them to depart into the abyss.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they besought him, that he would not command them to go out into the deep.

Weymouth New Testament
and they besought Him not to command them to be gone into the Bottomless Pit.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Command them

The plural, referring to the legion.

The deep (ἄβυσσον)

Lit., the bottomless. Transcribed into our abyss, as Rev. Mark has a quite different request, that he would not send them out of the country (Mark 5:10). In Romans 10:7, used of Hades, to which Christ descended; and in Revelation always of the bottomless pit. The demons refer to their place of abode and torment.

Luke 8:31 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with you, Jesus...

Job 1:11 But put forth your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.

Job 2:5 But put forth your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.

Philippians 2:10,11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth...

the deep. 'The abyss,' says Dr. Doddridge, 'the prison in which many of these fallen spirits are detained; and to which some, who may, like these, have been permitted for a while to range at large, are sometimes by Divine justice and power remanded.'

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire...

Revelation 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace...

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him...

Revelation 20:2,3,14,15 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years...

Cross References
Luke 8:32
Now 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.

Romans 10:7
"or 'Who will descend into the abyss?'" (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).

Revelation 9:1
And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.

Revelation 9:11
They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.

Revelation 11:7
And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,

Revelation 17:8
The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.

Revelation 20:1
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.

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