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

  • Irene123
    Matt. ch.8 says 2 men; Mk. says one man; this book, Peggy, is the Bible; God's Word. Try asking Him ...; and no, I am being serious, not facetious.
  • Peggy Johnson
    Why is it you say two came out and were possessed it was only one man. Read this same story in the book of mark it is only one man not two.
  • Mark verrell
    JESUS confronts the demons, the demons sort of challenge HIM saying "have YOU come here to torment us before the time" and the demons ask HIM to put them into the herd of swine" all of a sudden I am sorta baffled as to the demons sorta have free regain but more so JESUS does as they the demons request. JESUS does everything righteously) I guess HE KNEW the swine would kill themselv
  • Bruce
    Carmen are you saying, If we went to a priest, God will forgive our sins. Or, God will forgive us for going to a priest?
  • Irene123
    To Carmen - You're on a KJV Bible site; not the Catholic Douay. They are 2 different Bibles - and only one is true; only one is from God.
  • Lisa
    The bible tells us that the world will reject us if we follow Jesus. In this chapter we see the city rejecting him. Stay close to Jesus knowing what you face in this world he has already overcome. If you stay close to Jesus you too will overcome everything you go through.

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