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.

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