“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?”
King James Version (KJV)
8:29 What have we to do with thee - This is a Hebrew phrase, which signifies. Why do you concern yourself about us? #2Sam 16:10|. Before the time - The great day.
Mt 8:29 They cried out. This account shows: (1) That demoniacal possession was not simply bodily or mental disease. (2) That evil spirits actually took possession of and controlled human beings. (3) That these controlled the actions and organs of speech of their poor victims. (4) We learn elsewhere that sin prepared the way for the entrance of the demon. Thou Son of God. The demons, like the devil, recognized him. Torment us before the time. These words show that they expected the final triumph of Christ.