Mark 5:6
New International Version
When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.

New Living Translation
When Jesus was still some distance away, the man saw him, ran to meet him, and bowed low before him.

English Standard Version
And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him.

Berean Study Bible
When the man saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees before Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And having seen Jesus from afar, he ran and fell on his knees before Him.

King James Bible
But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

New King James Version
When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him.

New American Standard Bible
Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him;

NASB 1995
Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him;

NASB 1977
And seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him;

Amplified Bible
Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him [in homage];

Christian Standard Bible
When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and knelt down before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and knelt down before Him.

American Standard Version
And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped him;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when he saw Yeshua from a distance he ran and prostrated himself.

Contemporary English Version
When the man saw Jesus in the distance, he ran up to him and knelt down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and adored him.

English Revised Version
And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped him;

Good News Translation
He was some distance away when he saw Jesus; so he ran, fell on his knees before him,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The man saw Jesus at a distance. So he ran [to Jesus], bowed down in front of him,

International Standard Version
When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell down in front of him,

Literal Standard Version
And having seen Jesus from afar, he ran and prostrated to Him,

NET Bible
When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and bowed down before him.

New Heart English Bible
And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and bowed down to him,

Weymouth New Testament
And when he saw Jesus in the distance, he ran and threw himself at His feet,

World English Bible
When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and bowed down to him,

Young's Literal Translation
And, having seen Jesus from afar, he ran and bowed before him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Demons and the Pigs
5Night and day in the tombs and in the mountains he kept crying out and cutting himself with stones. 6When the man saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees before Him. 7And he shouted in a loud voice, “What do You want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God not to torture me!”…

Cross References
Mark 5:5
Night and day in the tombs and in the mountains he kept crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Mark 5:7
And he shouted in a loud voice, "What do You want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God not to torture me!"


Treasury of Scripture

But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

he ran.

Psalm 66:3
Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

Psalm 72:9
They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

Luke 4:41
And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.









(6) He ran and worshipped him.--The precise attitude would be that of one who not only knelt but touched the ground with his forehead in token of his suppliant reverence.

Verse 6. - And when he saw Jesus from afar. These words, "from afar," explain the fact of our Lord being immediately met by the man as soon as he left the boat. Vers. 3-5 inclusive must be regarded as parenthetical. They describe the ordinary condition of the demoniac, and his sad wild life from day to day. From the high ground which he frequented he had seen the boat, in which Jesus was, nearing the shore. He had seen the other boats. Perhaps he had seen the sudden rise of the storm and its equally sudden suppression; and he, like others who witnessed it, was affected by it. So he hastened to the shore; he ran and worshipped him. He felt the power of his presence, and so he was constrained through fear to do him reverence, for "the devils also believe and shudder (φρίσσουσι)" (James 2:19).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
When
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[the man] saw
ἰδὼν (idōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦν (Iēsoun)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

a distance,
μακρόθεν (makrothen)
Adverb
Strong's 3113: From a (long) distance, afar. Adverb from makros; from a distance or afar.

he ran
ἔδραμεν (edramen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5143: Apparently a primary verb; which uses dremo drem'-o as alternate in certain tenses; to run or walk hastily.

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

fell on his knees
προσεκύνησεν (prosekynēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4352: From pros and a probable derivative of kuon; to fawn or crouch to, i.e. prostrate oneself in homage.

before Him.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.


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