Mark 5:3
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English Standard Version
He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain,

King James Bible
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.

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;

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Vincent's Word Studies

The details of Mark 5:3-5 are peculiar to Mark. "The picture of the miserable man is fearful; and in drawing it, each evangelist has some touches which are peculiarly his own; but St. Mark's is the most eminently graphic of all, adding, as it does, many strokes which wonderfully heighten the terribleness of the man's condition, and also magnify the glory of his cure" (Trench, "Miracles").

Dwelling (κατοίκησιν)

The κατὰ, down, gives the sense of a settled habitation. Compare our phrase settled down. So Tynd., his abiding.

The tombs (τοῖς μνήμασιν)

"In unclean places, unclean because of the dead men's bones which were there. To those who did not on this account shun them, these tombs of the Jews would afford ample shelter, being either natural caves or recesses hewn by art out of the rock, often so large as to be supported with columns, and with cells upon their sides for the reception of the dead. Being, too, without the cities, and oftentimes in remote and solitary places, they would attract those who sought to flee from all fellowship of their kind" (Trench, "Miracles").

Mark 5:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 9:18-22 And wherever he takes him, he tears him: and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines away...

Isaiah 65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

Daniel 4:32,33 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make you to eat grass as oxen...

Luke 8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him...

Cross References
Mark 5:2
And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit.

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.

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