Bible: Luke 8:26-39

Healing of a Demoniac

8:26 So 1  they sailed over to the region of the Gerasenes, 2  which is opposite 3  Galilee. 8:27 As 4  Jesus 5  stepped ashore, 6  a certain man from the town 7  met him who was possessed by demons. 8  For a long time this man 9  had worn no clothes and had not lived in a house, but among 10  the tombs. 8:28 When he saw 11  Jesus, he cried out, fell 12  down before him, and shouted with a loud voice, “Leave me alone, 13  Jesus, Son of the Most High 14  God! I beg you, do not torment 15  me! 8:29 For Jesus 16  had started commanding 17  the evil 18  spirit to come out of the man. (For it had seized him many times, so 19  he would be bound with chains and shackles 20  and kept under guard. But 21  he would break the restraints and be driven by the demon into deserted 22  places.) 23  8:30 Jesus then 24  asked him, “What is your name?” He 25  said, “Legion,” 26  because many demons had entered him. 8:31 And they began to beg 27  him not to order 28  them to depart into the abyss. 29  8:32 Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 30  and the demonic spirits 31  begged Jesus 32  to let them go into them. He gave them permission. 33  8:33 So 34  the demons came out of the man and went into the pigs, and the herd of pigs 35  rushed down the steep slope into the lake and drowned. 8:34 When 36  the herdsmen saw what had happened, they ran off and spread the news 37  in the town 38  and countryside. 8:35 So 39  the people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus. They 40  found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesusfeet, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 8:36 Those 41  who had seen it told them how the man who had been demon-possessed had been healed. 42  8:37 Then 43  all the people of the Gerasenes 44  and the surrounding region 45  asked Jesus 46  to leave them alone, 47  for they were seized with great fear. 48  So 49  he got into the boat and left. 50  8:38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go 51  with him, but Jesus 52  sent him away, saying, 8:39 Return to your home, 53  and declare 54  what God has done for you.” 55  So 56  he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole town 57  what Jesus 58  had done for him.

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