New Living Translation
Then the entire town came out to meet Jesus, but they begged him to go away and leave them alone.
King James Bible
And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.
Darby Bible Translation
And behold, the whole city went out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to go away out of their coasts.
World English Bible
Behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus. When they saw him, they begged that he would depart from their borders.
Young's Literal Translation
And lo, all the city came forth to meet Jesus, and having seen him, they called on him that he might depart from their borders.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:34 They besought him to depart out of their coasts - They loved their swine so much better than their souls! How many are of the same mind!
LibraryThe Peace-Bringer in the Spiritual World
'And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 29. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with Thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art Thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30. And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. 31. So the devils besought Him, saying, If Thou cast us out, suffer us to go away …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Faith which Christ Praises
The Cross and Crown.
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. viii. 23, "And when He was Entered into a Boat," Etc.
Then Amaziah sent orders to Amos: "Get out of here, you prophet! Go on back to the land of Judah, and earn your living by prophesying there!
And the crowd began pleading with Jesus to go away and leave them alone.
So they came to the jail and apologized to them. Then they brought them out and begged them to leave the city.
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