Luke 8:31
New International Version
And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.

New Living Translation
The demons kept begging Jesus not to send them into the bottomless pit.

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

Berean Study Bible
And the demons kept begging Jesus not to order them to go into the Abyss.

Berean Literal Bible
And they were begging Him not to command them to depart into the abyss.

New American Standard Bible
They were imploring Him not to command them to go away into the abyss.

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

Christian Standard Bible
And they begged him not to banish them to the abyss.

Contemporary English Version
They begged Jesus not to send them to the deep pit, where they would be punished.

Good News Translation
The demons begged Jesus not to send them into the abyss.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And they begged Him not to banish them to the abyss.

International Standard Version
Then the demons began begging Jesus not to order them to go into the bottomless pit.

NET Bible
And they began to beg him not to order them to depart into the abyss.

New Heart English Bible
They begged him that he would not command them to go into the abyss.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were begging him that he would not command them to enter the abyss.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The demons begged Jesus not to order them to go into the bottomless pit.

New American Standard 1977
And they were entreating Him not to command them to depart into the abyss.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the abyss.

King James 2000 Bible
And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the abyss.

American King James Version
And they sought 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And they besought him that he would not command them to go away into the bottomless pit.

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.

World English Bible
They begged him that he would not command them to go into the abyss.

Young's Literal Translation
and he was calling on him, that he may not command them to go away to the abyss,
Study Bible
The Demons and the Pigs
30“What is your name?” Jesus asked. “Legion,” he answered, because many demons had gone into him. 31And the demons kept begging Jesus not to order them to go into the Abyss. 32There on the hillside a large herd of pigs was feeding. So the demons begged Jesus to let them enter the pigs, and He permitted them.…
Cross References
Luke 8:32
There on the hillside a large herd of pigs was feeding. So the demons begged Jesus to let them enter the pigs, and He permitted them.

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

Revelation 9:1
Then the fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven to earth, and it was given the key to the pit of the Abyss.

Revelation 9:11
They were ruled by a king, the angel of the Abyss. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek it is Apollyon.

Revelation 11:7
When the two witnesses have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will wage war with them, and will overpower and kill them.

Revelation 17:8
The beast that you saw--it was, and now is no more, but is about to come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. And those who dwell on the earth whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet will be.

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

Revelation 20:3
And he threw him into the Abyss, shut it, and sealed it over him, so that he could not deceive the nations until the thousand years were complete. After that, he must be released for a brief period of time.

Treasury of Scripture

And they sought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.

they.

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 thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.

Job 1:11
But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

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

the deep.

Matthew 25:41
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

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; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Revelation 19:20
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[the demons] kept begging
παρεκάλουν (parekaloun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

[Jesus]
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

to order
ἐπιτάξῃ (epitaxē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2004: To give order, command, charge. From epi and tasso; to arrange upon, i.e. Order.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

to go
ἀπελθεῖν (apelthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Abyss.
ἄβυσσον (abysson)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 12: The abyss, unfathomable depth, an especially Jewish conception, the home of the dead and of evil spirits. Depthless, i.e. 'abyss'.
(31) To go out into the deep.--Better, into the abyss. The word is not found in the other Gospels, and it clearly means, not the deep waters of the Galilean lake, but the pit, the "bottomless pit" of Revelation 9:1-2; Revelation 9:11. The man, identifying himself with the demons, asks for any doom rather than that.

Verse 31. - And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. This time the voice and the request apparently proceed from the terrible presence which had made the soul of the unhappy man their temporary habitation. The direful confusion in the state of the poor demoniac is shown by this request. By whom was it made? The bystanders could discern no difference between the possessed and the spirits dwelling in the afflicted human being. So St. Mark, in his relation, puts these words into the demoniac's mouth, "And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country;" apparently here partly conscious of his own personal being, and partly identifying himself with the demoniac forces which were afflicting him. The request is a strange one, and suggests much anxious thought. What is the abyss these rebel-spirits dreaded with so great a dread? It would seem as though, to use Godet's thought, that for beings alienated from God, the power of acting on the world is a temporary solace to their unrest, and that to be deprived of this power is for them just what a return to prison is for the captive. St. Mark's expression here is a curious one. He represents the spirits requesting Jesus "not to send them away out of the country." The two accounts put together tell us that these spirits were aware, if they were driven out of the country - whatever that expression signified, this earth possibly - they must go out into the deep, the abyss, what is called "the bottomless pit" in Revelation 9:1, 2, 11. Any doom seemed to these lost ones preferable to that. The whole train of thought suggested by the incident and the words of the Lord is very terrible. We see at least one reason why the first preachers of the Word have selected this exorcism. It indeed lifts a bit of the curtain which hangs between us and the night of endless woe! 8:22-40 Those that put to sea in a calm, even at Christ's word, must yet prepare for a storm, and for great peril in that storm. There is no relief for souls under a sense of guilt, and fear of wrath, but to go to Christ, and call him Master, and say, I am undone, if thou dost not help me. When our dangers are over, it becomes us to take to ourselves the shame of our own fears, and to give Christ the glory of our deliverance. We may learn much out of this history concerning the world of infernal, malignant spirits, which though not working now exactly in the same way as then, yet all must at all times carefully guard against. And these malignant spirits are very numerous. They have enmity to man and all his comforts. Those under Christ's government are sweetly led with the bands of love; those under the devil's government are furiously driven. Oh what a comfort it is to the believer, that all the powers of darkness are under the control of the Lord Jesus! It is a miracle of mercy, if those whom Satan possesses, are not brought to destruction and eternal ruin. Christ will not stay with those who slight him; perhaps he may no more return to them, while others are waiting for him, and glad to receive him.
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