Matthew 8:28

“And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when hee was come to the other side, into the countrey of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with deuils, comming out of the tombes, exceeding fierce, so that no man might passe by that way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. {They were} so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming forth out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by that way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he had come to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, there came out to him from the place of the dead, two who had evil spirits, so violent that no man was able to go that way.
- Basic English Bible

And there met him, when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, two possessed by demons, coming out of the tombs, exceeding dangerous, so that no one was able to pass by that way.
- Darby Bible

And when he had come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
- Webster's Bible

On His arrival at the other side, in the country of the Gadarenes, there met Him two men possessed by demons, coming from among the tombs: they were so dangerously fierce that no one was able to pass that way.
- Weymouth Bible

When he came to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, two people possessed by demons met him there, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that nobody could pass that way.
- World English Bible

And whanne Jhesus was comun ouer the watir in to the cuntre of men of Gerasa, twey men metten hym, that hadden deuelis, and camen out of graues, ful woode, so that noo man myyte go bi that weie.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he having come to the other side, to the region of the Gergesenes, there met him two demoniacs, coming forth out of the tombs, very fierce, so that no one was able to pass over by that way,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:28


8:28 The country of the Gergesenes - Or of the Gadarenes - Gergesa and Gadara were towns near each other. Hence the country between them took its name, sometimes from the one, sometimes from the other. There met him two demoniacs - St. Mark and St. Luke mention only one, who was probably the fiercer of the two, and the person who spoke to our Lord first. But this is no way inconsistent with the account which St. Matthew gives. The tombs - Doubtless those malevolent spirits love such tokens of death and destruction. Tombs were usually in those days in desert places, at a distance from towns, and were often made in the sides of caves, in the rocks and mountains. No one could pass - Safely. #Mark 5:1|; Luke 8:26.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:28


Mt 8:28 Into the country of the Gergesenes. Compare Mr 5:1-21 Lu 8:26-40. Gergesa has been identified on the east shore of Galilee; the "steep place" and "tombs" are still seen. It was a village in the district of the Gadarenes. The Lord landed here after the storm. The Revised Version has "Gadarenes" in Matthew, and "Gerasenes" in Mark and Luke (Mr 5:1 Lu 8:26). The simple explanation of this difference is that Gadarenes and Gerasenes are different names for the inhabitants of the same large district, so called from Gadara and Gerasa, two cities of that region; while Gergesenes in the name of the people of a smaller district within the other, and named from the city of Gergesa. Two possessed with devils. Mark and Luke mention only one, the fiercer one, who spoke with the Lord (Mr 5:2 Lu 8:27). The tombs. The tombs were caves, natural or artificial, cut in the rock of the hill side, and, hence, suitable for a shelter. Fierce. So violent as to be dangerous (Mr 5:3-5 Lu 8:29).

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • A disciple
    Bob Davis; as the Lord said, "For a Testimony unto them;" (Leviticus 14), "This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing.." with the cleansing of the leper, the Priests were prescribed certain procedures with specific materials, with the blood of a sacrifice, and oil representing the Spirit; and pronouncing him clean was to show the work of Christ to cleanse and restore us to God.
  • Bob davis
    Chap 8 v 5. " ... and offer the gift that Moses commanded" What is that gift?
  • Allen
    09/06/2017 Hurricane IRMA is bearing down on Florida and I Rebuked it in Jesus' name!!
  • Kadiyah
    The lord has always been good to me. I may have had some setback, had to cry many times ,but I will bless the lord at all times holding on to dynamic faith knowing that he is an rewarder of those who dilengently seek him. That those who come to him in secret ,will be rewarded openly. Amen
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise God let us all never for get the only real love that we who are saved have in this world while we are here is the love of God son Jesus and God himself he love us so much he sent his son to the earth to die for us that we may have everlasting life the world hated Jesus the same way they hate us make no mistake the people in the world do hate us when they fine out we belong to Jesus Amen.
  • Todd Brawley
    Fear not. Fear leads to anger. And we all know where it goes from there. Just trust God, no matter the situation, he will be there. GODSPEED

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