Matthew 8:30
New International Version
Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding.

New Living Translation
There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding in the distance.

English Standard Version
Now a herd of many pigs was feeding at some distance from them.

Berean Study Bible
In the distance a large herd of pigs was feeding.

Berean Literal Bible
Now there was far off from them a herd of many pigs feeding.

King James Bible
And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

New King James Version
Now a good way off from them there was a herd of many swine feeding.

New American Standard Bible
Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding at a distance from them.

NASB 1995
Now there was a herd of many swine feeding at a distance from them.

NASB 1977
Now there was at a distance from them a herd of many swine feeding.

Amplified Bible
Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was grazing.

Christian Standard Bible
A long way off from them, a large herd of pigs was feeding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now a long way off from them, a large herd of pigs was feeding. "

American Standard Version
Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But there was distant from them a herd of many pigs grazing.

Contemporary English Version
Not far from there a large herd of pigs was feeding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was, not far from them, an herd of many swine feeding.

English Revised Version
Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding.

Good News Translation
Not far away there was a large herd of pigs feeding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A large herd of pigs was feeding in the distance.

International Standard Version
Now a large herd of pigs was grazing some distance away from them.

Literal Standard Version
And there was a herd of many pigs feeding far off from them,

NET Bible
A large herd of pigs was feeding some distance from them.

New Heart English Bible
Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding far away from them.

Weymouth New Testament
Now at some distance from them a vast herd of swine were feeding.

World English Bible
Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding far away from them.

Young's Literal Translation
And there was far off from them a herd of many swine feeding,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Demons and the Pigs
29“What do You want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have You come here to torture us before the appointed time?” 30 In the distance a large herd of pigs was feeding. 31So the demons begged Jesus, “If You drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”…

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 8:29
"What do You want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have You come here to torture us before the appointed time?"

Matthew 8:31
So the demons begged Jesus, "If You drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs."


Treasury of Scripture

And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

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Leviticus 11:7
And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

Deuteronomy 14:8
And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.

Isaiah 65:3,4
A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; …









(30) An herd of many swine.--We are surprised at first to find swine kept in a country where their flesh could not be an article of food. But though the Jews did not eat pork, Roman soldiers did, and the swine may have been kept to supply the wants of the legion with which the man was familiar. The pun of Augustus as to Herod's swine and son (see Note on Matthew 2:16) seems to imply that the king kept them on his estates for some such purpose.

Verses 30, 31. - And there was a good way off from them a herd of many swine feeding. So (and, Revised Version) the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out (Matthew only), suffer us to go away (send us away, Revised Version). This is distinguished from ver. 29 as expressly the utterance of the evil spirits. In the true text there is no thought of permission, but only of command (ἀπόστειλον). They recognize his mastery. Into the herd of swine; and not into the place of torment - "the abyss" of the parallel passage, Luke 8:31. If he did not send them there, they might hope for a long respite, and one perhaps spent in various tenements. Further notice:

(1) The unclean chose the unclean

(2) Though we cannot attribute to the evil spirits absolute foreknowledge of what would happen in this case, their past experience may have enabled them to feel sure that they would have their love of destroying fully gratified.

(3) it is also not impossible that they may have considered that their entering the swine would be likely to prejudice the Gerasenes against Jesus.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
In the distance
μακρὰν (makran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3112: At a distance, far away, remote, alien. Feminine accusative case singular of makros; at a distance.

a large
πολλῶν (pollōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

herd
ἀγέλη (agelē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 34: A flock, herd. From ago; a drove.

of pigs
χοίρων (choirōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 5519: A swine, hog, sow. Of uncertain derivation; a hog.

was
Ἦν (Ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

feeding.
βοσκομένη (boskomenē)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1006: To feed, pasture. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to pasture; by extension to, fodder; reflexively, to graze.


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