Luke 8:38
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English Standard Version
The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,

King James Bible
Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,

American Standard Version
But the man from whom the demons were gone out prayed him that he might be with him: but he sent him away, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the man, out of whom the devils were departed, besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying:

English Revised Version
But the man from whom the devils were gone out prayed him that he might be with him: but he sent him away, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the man out of whom the demons had departed, besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying,

Weymouth New Testament
But the man from whom the demons had gone out earnestly asked permission to go with Him; but He sent him away.

Luke 8:38 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Besought (ἐδέετο)

Imperfect: was beseeching. See on prayers, Luke 5:33. Rev., prayed. Beseech is used to render παρακαλέω (Mark 5:10). See on consolation, Luke 6:24. Παρακαλέω, beseech, is used of prayer to God in only one instance, 2 Corinthians 12:8, where Paul besought the Lord to remove the thorn in the flesh. Frequently or requests to Christ while on earth. Δεομαι, to pray, often of prayer to God (Matthew 9:38; Luke 10:2; Acts 8:22). It is noticeable that in Luke 8:28, where the demons address Christ as the Son of the highest God, they say δέομαι, I pray. In Luke 8:31, Luke 8:32, where they ask not to be sent away, and to be allowed to enter into the swine, they say παρακαλέω, I beseech. The restored man, recognizing Jesus' divine power, prayed (ἐδεῖτο) to be with him. The distinction, however, must not be closely pressed. The two words seem to be often used interchangeably in the New Testament.

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besought.

Luke 8:28,37 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...

Deuteronomy 10:20,21 You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him shall you hold, and swear by his name...

Psalm 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life...

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 116:12,16 What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits toward me...

Mark 5:18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

saying.

Exodus 12:25-27 And it shall come to pass, when you be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he has promised...

Exodus 13:8,9,14-16 And you shall show your son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did to me when I came forth out of Egypt...

Psalm 71:17,18 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared your wondrous works...

Psalm 78:3-6 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us...

Psalm 107:21,22,31,32 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!...

Psalm 111:2-4 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein...

Psalm 145:3-12 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable...

Isaiah 63:7-13 I will mention the loving kindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has bestowed on us...

Mark 5:19,20 However, Jesus suffered him not, but said to him, Go home to your friends, and tell them how great things the Lord has done for you...

Acts 9:13-16 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem...

Galatians 1:23,24 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preaches the faith which once he destroyed...

1 Timothy 1:13-16 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief...

Cross References
Matthew 4:24
So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them.

Mark 5:18
As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him.

Luke 8:37
Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.

Luke 8:39
"Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.

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