Bible: Matthew 8:28-34
Healing the Gadarene Demoniacs
8:28 When he came to the other side, to the region of the Gadarenes, 1 two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were extremely violent, so that no one was able to pass by that way. 8:29 They 2 cried out, “Son of God, leave us alone! 3 Have you come here to torment us before the time?” 4 8:30 A 5 large herd of pigs was feeding some distance from them. 8:31 Then the demons begged him, 6 “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.” 8:32 And he said, 7 “Go!” So 8 they came out and went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep slope into the lake and drowned in the water. 8:33 The 9 herdsmen ran off, went into the town, 10 and told everything that had happened to the demon-possessed men. 8:34 Then 11 the entire town 12 came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.