Luke 8:2

“And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And certaine women which had bene healed of euill spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene out of whom went seuen deuils,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and {also} some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary that was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And certain women who had been made free from evil spirits and diseases, Mary named Magdalene, from whom seven evil spirits had gone out,
- Basic English Bible

and certain women who had been healed of wicked spirits and infirmities, Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
- Darby Bible

And certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven demons.
- Webster's Bible

and certain women whom He had delivered from evil spirits and various diseases--Mary of Magdala, out of whom seven demons had come,
- Weymouth Bible

and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out;
- World English Bible

and sum wymmen that weren heelid of wickid spiritis and sijknessis, Marie, that is clepid Maudeleyn, of whom seuene deuelis wenten out,
- Wycliffe Bible

and certain women, who were healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary who is called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone forth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 8:2


8:2 Mary Magdalene - Or Mary of Magdala, a town in Galilee: probably the person mentioned in the last chapter.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 8:2


Lu 8:2 And certain women. That these women should attend the footsteps of Christ was opposed to the custom of Palestine. The admixture of the sexes was not common. The rabbis held that the law should not be taught to women. Mary called Magdalene. That is, of Magdala, a village near the Sea of Galilee. This is the first mention of her, and we know nothing more of her preceding history. We know that after this she was one of the most devoted friends of Christ. Seven devils. See PNT "Mt 8:29", on demoniac possession.

Discussion for Luke 8

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We learned in verse 1 that Jesus "went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God". So, He did not miss out any city or village to avoid the excuse that they did not have the opportunity to hear the Word, see the miracles and see the Saviour in action. Today, we also have no excuse as the Word is now preached throughout the world.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 8:11 NOW THE PARABLE IS THIS THE SEED IS THE WORD OF GOD 8:12 THOSE BY THE WAYSIDE ARE THEY THAT HEAR THEN COMETH THE devil AND TAKETH AWAY THE WORD OUT THEIR HEARTS LEST THEY SHOULD BELIEVE AND BE SAVED 8:13 THEY ON THE ROCK ARE THEY WHICH WHEN THEY HEAR RECEIVE THE WORD WITH JOY AND THESE HAVE NO ROOT WHICH FOR A WHILE BELIEVE AND IN TIME OF TEMPTATION FALL AWAY
  • A disciple
    This chapter seems to have a special devotion to how the Lord cares for women and girls. It opens with mentioning how "many" "ministered unto Him of their substance;" and then finishes with showing how that Jesus knows who is touching Him in Faith; and about WHO is all the joy and meaning in their parents' life, and that the Lord is not willing to take her away from them. We learn a lot by these!
  • A disciple
    "And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities . . which ministered unto him of their substance." There are many references to women in the early Church; and what they did, and how important they were. There were no women called to be Apostles; and it was understood as God's commandment, that they not teach, nor dominate over men. But they helped in many ways with honor!
  • Brianna
    Vs. 17 was recently applied to domestic violence, or marriage tyranny. These seem to be very private issues, and many times people try to hide these problems. However,t his brings comfort that Jehovah God is aware of all things, and will bring justice upon those who are evil to their marriage mates.
  • Irene123
    To Lou Charles - another way to view Jesus saying, :Tell no one" is - he knew they would - and His desire was for His people to be witnesses; reverse phsycology.

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