Mark 5:14
New International Version
Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.

New Living Translation
The herdsmen fled to the nearby town and the surrounding countryside, spreading the news as they ran. People rushed out to see what had happened.

English Standard Version
The herdsmen fled and told it in the city and in the country. And people came to see what it was that had happened.

Berean Study Bible
Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.

Berean Literal Bible
And those feeding them fled and proclaimed it to the city and to the country. And they went out to see what it is that has been done.

New American Standard Bible
Their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and in the country. And the people came to see what it was that had happened.

King James Bible
And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.

Christian Standard Bible
The men who tended them ran off and reported it in the town and the countryside, and people went to see what had happened.

Contemporary English Version
The men taking care of the pigs ran to the town and the farms to spread the news. Then the people came out to see what had happened.

Good News Translation
The men who had been taking care of the pigs ran away and spread the news in the town and among the farms. People went out to see what had happened,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The men who tended them ran off and reported it in the town and the countryside, and people went to see what had happened.

International Standard Version
Now when those who had been taking care of the pigs ran away, they reported what had happened in the city and countryside. So the people went to see what had happened.

NET Bible
Now the herdsmen ran off and spread the news in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened.

New Heart English Bible
And those who fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the country. And the people went to see what it was that had happened.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they who were herding them fled and told it in the city, also in the villages, and they went out to see what had happened.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who took care of the pigs ran away. In the city and countryside they reported everything that had happened. So the people came to see what had happened.

New American Standard 1977
And their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and out in the country. And the people came to see what it was that had happened.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those that fed the swine fled and told it in the city and in the country. And people went out to see what it was that had happened.

King James 2000 Bible
And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.

American King James Version
And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.

American Standard Version
And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they came to see what it was that had come to pass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the fields. And they went out to see what was done:

Darby Bible Translation
And those that were feeding them fled and reported it in the city and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that had taken place.

English Revised Version
And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they came to see what it was that had come to pass.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.

Weymouth New Testament
The swineherds fled, and spread the news in town and country. So the people came to see what it was that had happened;

World English Bible
Those who fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the country. The people came to see what it was that had happened.

Young's Literal Translation
And those feeding the swine did flee, and told in the city, and in the fields, and they came forth to see what it is that hath been done;
Study Bible
The Demons and the Pigs
13He gave them permission, and the unclean spirits came out and went into the pigs, and the herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the water. 14Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. 15When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons sitting there, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:6
Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Matthew 8:33
Those tending the pigs ran off into the town and reported all this, including the account of the demon-possessed men.

Mark 5:13
He gave them permission, and the unclean spirits came out and went into the pigs, and the herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the water.

Mark 5:15
When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons sitting there, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

Treasury of Scripture

And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.

Matthew 8:33
And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

Luke 8:34
When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.







Lexicon
Those
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

tending
βόσκοντες (boskontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1006: To feed, pasture. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to pasture; by extension to, fodder; reflexively, to graze.

[the pigs]
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 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.

ran off
ἔφυγον (ephygon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5343: To flee, escape, shun. Apparently a primary verb; to run away; by implication, to shun; by analogy, to vanish.

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

reported [this]
ἀπήγγειλαν (apēngeilan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 518: To report (from one place to another), bring a report, announce, declare. From apo and the base of aggelos; to announce.

in
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.

town
πόλιν (polin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4172: A city, the inhabitants of a city. Probably from the same as polemos, or perhaps from polus; a town.

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

countryside,
ἀγρούς (agrous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 68: From ago; a field; genitive case, the country; specially, a farm, i.e. Hamlet.

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

[the people] went out
ἦλθον (ēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to see
ἰδεῖν (idein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

what
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

had happened.
γεγονός (gegonos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.
Verse 14. - And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. St. Matthew mentions only the city. St. Mark's narrative is more full. No doubt many of these swineherds lived in the country districts; and so the fame of the miracle was spread far and wide. The swineherds would take care that the owners should understand that it was through no fault or carelessness on their part that the swine had perished; but that the destruction was caused by a power over which they had no control. And they - i.e. the owners - came to see what it was that had come to pass. Their first care was to see the extent of their loss; and this was soon revealed to them. They must have seen the carcases of the swine floating hither and thither in the now calm and tranquil sea; and when they had thus satisfied themselves as to the facts, "they came to Jesus." St. Mark here uses the historic present, "they come to Jesus," that they might behold him of whom these great things were told, as well as the man out of whom the evil spirits had gone when they entered into the swine. They were, of course, concerned to know the magnitude of their loss, and the mode in which it had happened, that they might see whether there were any means by which it might be made up to them. 5:1-20 Some openly wilful sinners are like this madman. The commands of the law are as chains and fetters, to restrain sinners from their wicked courses; but they break those bands in sunder; and it is an evidence of the power of the devil in them. A legion of soldiers consisted of six thousand men, or more. What multitudes of fallen spirits there must be, and all enemies to God and man, when here was a legion in one poor wretched creature! Many there are that rise up against us. We are not a match for our spiritual enemies, in our own strength; but in the Lord, and in the power of his might, we shall be able to stand against them, though there are legions of them. When the vilest transgressor is delivered by the power of Jesus from the bondage of Satan, he will gladly sit at the feet of his Deliverer, and hear his word, who delivers the wretched slaves of Satan, and numbers them among his saints and servants. When the people found that their swine were lost, they had a dislike to Christ. Long-suffering and mercy may be seen, even in the corrections by which men lose their property while their lives are saved, and warning given them to seek the salvation of their souls. The man joyfully proclaimed what great things Jesus had done for him. All men marvelled, but few followed him. Many who cannot but wonder at the works of Christ, yet do not, as they ought, wonder after him.
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