Matthew 8:29

“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)

Other Translations

And behold, they cryed out, saying, What haue we to doe with thee, Iesus thou sonne of God? Art thou come hither to torment vs befor þe time?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they cried out, saying, "What business do we have with each other, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they gave a loud cry, saying, What have we to do with you, you Son of God? Have you come here to give us punishment before the time?
- Basic English Bible

And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Son of God? hast thou come here before the time to torment us?
- Darby Bible

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?
- Webster's Bible

They cried aloud, "What hast Thou to do with us, Thou Son of God? Hast Thou come here to torment us before the time?"
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, they cried out, saying, "What do we have to do with you, Jesus, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"
- World English Bible

And lo! thei crieden, and seiden, What to vs and to thee, Jhesu, the sone of God? `art thou comun hidir bifore the tyme to turmente vs?
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, they cried out, saying, `What -- to us and to thee, Jesus, Son of God? didst thou come hither, before the time, to afflict us?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:29


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:29


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.

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • 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
  • Centurian
    Praise God, for he has visited His people. Now we are certain that He exists and that He rewards those who continue in their diligence, those who never waver in their faith, those whose humility exceeds that if the Pharisee, and those who are healed according to their belief that whom God has sent was capable of healing and more, of converting hearts from cynicism to surrender to the infinite God
  • A disciple
    "...Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed." Simply a fact! there was no fanatic display of the person having to charge himself up "in the Holy Ghost," and nothing he had to perform at all! He simply asked the Lord Jesus to have mercy on him; AND HE DID! This is how prayers are answered, and how folks are saved and healed.

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